A number of years ago when I was working for Churches Together in Sussex I had the privilege of meeting people involved in the JPIT agency which is a very significant organisation amongst several of the National Church structures. It is “The Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) is a partnership between the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church, and the United Reformed Church” and it is possible to connect with them here. It is very encouraging to obtain their response this morning on twitter. I was also able to meet the Archbishop of Canterbury although I only met the previous colleague, Rowan Williams but Justin Welby has been focusing on COP27 over the last few days. If we take the comment from JPIT
Today, as the COP27 conference focusses on finance, we #StayandPray for businesses to direct funding into renewable energy and cut emissions. God, we pray for all those representing businesses at COP27, that they would focus on cooperation rather than economic gain.
They have focused on businesses and of course they and Justin are also focusing on Churches and other religious groups. Indeed I wrote about the requirement for Churches to pray about COP27 on Sunday which is available here.
Another group of people who need to support the COP27 activity is our MPs and one of the ways that they can do so is to endorse the Early Day Motion which is entitled Global Registry of Fossil Fuels which can be seen here. So far only 19 MPs have endorsed it which was established by my own MP, Caroline Lucas. It would be fantastic if we could call to our local MPs and ask them to sign it. It is clear that we need all people in our Nation and across the World to adopt the COP27 outcome.