Welsh churches were invited to join a worldwide prayer movement for climate justice, led by Christian Aid. The initiative, which began on Ash Wednesday, will see people praying for action to tackle climate change from Lent until the crucial UN climate summit, COP26, to be held in Glasgow in November.

Head of Christian Aid in Wales, Mari McNeill, said, “2020 is such a crucial year for the climate. We cannot continue to talk about the crisis without taking decisive action. The churches in Wales have an important part to play. By joining the global prayer chain, they will stand in solidarity with the world’s poor, who are the ones who have contributed least towards the climate crisis but who suffer the most from its effects.” Former Archbishop of Wales and Canterbury, and current Chair of Christian Aid, Dr Rowan Williams, shared his hope that the global prayer chain “can show how the human family can come together in serving the good of all its members – not just those who are protected and privileged.” Individuals, families and churches can sign up and book slots to register their prayer time at https://www.christianaid.org.uk/pray/prayer-chain