Sunday, December 6, 2015

Candlelight Witness for Climate Justice Event

A candlelight witness event titled "Witness for Climate Justice," will take place on Friday, December 11th at Christ Church Cathedral. This event is being held on the final day of the COP21 climate talks where it is hoped that the world will come together to sign a global climate deal.

This is the second of two events taking place in the Diocese of Montreal in conjunction with COP21. The first was a speakers evening called "All Creation Groans," a conversation about climate justice, which took place on December 2nd.

The candlelight witness event begins at Evening Prayer at 5:15 pm in Christ Church Cathedral and continues on the Cathedral Forecourt following the service.

The following prayer from Citizens for Public Justice will be read*:

Gracious God, Creator of All, We raise our hearts in grateful praise for all the beauty that surrounds us.

May we learn to respect all as a sacred gift and do what we can to repair the damage we have caused through our consumerism, greed and carelessness.

Grant us an ecological conversion so that we can leave our next generation with a future full of hope where there is enough for all.


Dieu de miséricorde, Créateur de l'Univers, La beauté qui nous entoure élève nos cœurs en louanges de reconnaissance.

Faites que nous apprenions à respecter ce don sacré et que nous nous efforcions de réparer le dommage infligé par notre consommation à outrance, notre cupidité, notre négligence.

Accordez-nous une conversion écologique afin que nous léguions à la prochaine génération un avenir plein d'espérance et d'abondances pour tous.


The Creation Groans Event and the Candlelight Witness for Climate justice event are organized and sponsored by Christ Church Cathedral and the Stewardship of the Environment Committee of the Diocese of Montreal. 

* If you plan to attend please consider reading the prayer from your phone to minimize the need for hard copies.

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