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Norwich vigil highlights concern for the planet

Christian Aid and Christian Climate Action are uniting to organise a vigil in central Norwich to pray for the planet.

The Pause for the Planet Interfaith Vigil for the Earth is taking place on Saturdays March 5, 12, 19, 26 and April 2, and 9 from 1-2pm in front of St Peter Mancroft Church in Norwich.

Earth Vigils are a peaceful action for anyone who is concerned about the climate and ecological crisis. They are happening in many locations around the country and around the world. The group come together and sit in silence, expressing gratitude for this beautiful world, witnessing to her suffering, with compassion and hope for her healing. The vigils are open to those of all faiths and none.

To join in, please wear warm clothes and, if you can, bring a stool or camping chair to sit on. Those taking part sit in prayer or meditation with one or two people keeping watch, handing out cards explaining what they are doing and talking to anyone who wants to chat. After half an hour there is a break and people switch round. You can join for as much or as little as you like.

The group is simply present with the situation as it is, showing appreciation, grief, fear and love for the earth and all her people, in solidarity with all those who suffer from the injustices of the climate and ecological emergency, and all those who sacrifice their time, their freedom and all too often even their lives for the earth.

This event is being promoted by Chris Hull and Rev Fiona Haworth (Associate Priest of St Peter Mancroft) of Christian Aid, and Jim and Sue Green of Christian Climate Action.

For more details, please email ccanorwich@posteo.net.

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Eldred Willey, 27/02/2022

Eldred Willey
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