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Our Global Declaration

We are Methodist and United Church Christians.
We believe that we are a part of God’s creation, and that we must act as stewards through sharing God’s love with all of creation.

We are climate activists.
We believe that the climate crisis is the greatest threat to life on earth and must be tackled.

We are a global family.
We believe that we must learn from one another and support those in need of help.

We are led by youth.
We believe that we must listen to the young, and ensure they have a future to look forward to.

We are calling on world leaders to act at COP26.
We believe that COP26 must be a turning point in the movement towards climate justice.

We believe that the nations of the world should work together at COP26 to meaningfully and urgently reduce their emissions, and to strive for fair agreements, where the highest emitters take the most action.

We believe that COP26 should agree and commit to resources for vulnerable nations to be equipped with the financial support they need to adapt to the challenges posed by climate change, to mitigate their own emissions, and to rebuild from climate related loss and damage.

We call on world leaders to use COP26 to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard, and that
brave and committed action is taken.

We believe in Climate Justice for All.

Signed by:

Prof. Dr. Mathew Koshy Punnackadu Honorary Director, Church of South India Synod Department of Ecological Concerns

Revd Sonia Hicks, President of the Methodist Conference in Britain 2021/2022

Barbara Easton, Vice-President of the Methodist Conference in Britain 2021/2022

Rev Mirella Manocchio, President of Methodist Church in Italy (OPCEMI)

Antonella Visintin, Coordinator of Globalisation and Environment Commission for the Federation of the Evangelical churches in Italy

Rodgers Ng’ambi, Administrative Secretary, The United Church of Zambia, Synod

Rev Chipasha Musaba, General Secretary, The United Church of Zambia, Synod

Rev Jorge Gerhard, “Instituto Crandon” Chaplain and Coordinator of Pastoral Education for the Methodist Church in Uruguay

Evelyn Wibmer, President of Methodist Church in Uruguay

Bishop Rosemarie Wenner, Geneva Secretary of the World Methodist Council, Germany

Bishop Ivan M. Abrahams, General Secretary of the World Methodist Council, South Africa

Rev James Bhagwan, General Secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches

Bishop Sally Dyck, Ecumenical Officer, The United Methodist Church

Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey, President of the Council of Bishops, The United Methodist Church

Bishop Harald Rückert, Co-chair of the European Methodist Council, Bishop of the United Methodist Church, Germany Central Conference

Doug Swanney, Co-chair of the European Methodist Council

Rev Alfredo Abad Heras, Presidente de la Comisión Permanente de la IEE (Iglesia Evangélica Española)

Bishop Sifredo Teixeira, Igreja Evangélica Metodista, Portugal

Lasse Svensson, President of the Uniting Church in Sweden

Bishop Patrick Streiff, Bishop of the United Methodist Church, Central and Southern Europe

Bishop Samuel Mankhin, Moderator, Church of Bangladesh

Bishop Shourabh Pholia, Deputy Moderator, Church of Bangladesh