During the Season of Creation, and in advance of COP26, we are hosting a mini-colloquium on the human face of the climate emergency.

Our Caritas, Justice & Peace Commission have organised an online Zoom event that takes place from 3-5pm on Sunday 12 September (Zoom)

Titled The Human Face of the Climate Emergency: A Call to Action, the event will focus on:

  • The disruptions in the climate that are driving people to become refugees.
  • Hearing from people for whom this is the present reality.
  • The current refugee situation in Scotland.
  • How we can respond.

It will be led by commission members Agatha Kai Kai and Mike Mineter.

Agatha Kai Kai is a Trustee of the Refugee Survival Trust (RST) whose mission is to minimise destitution among refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland.

She is also a member of the St Columba’s Justice and Peace group and represents the parish in the Newington Churches Together Committee.

Mike Mineter has been active in Justice and Peace groups for years, now mainly focusing on groups seeking ecological justice, working for a just future for all in Palestine/Israel and campaigning for morally responsible investment.

He is a member of the Iona Community and works as the computing expert in a climate research group at the University of Edinburgh.

'The Human Face of the Climate Emergency: A Call to Action', 3-5pm, Sunday 12 September 2021. Register here.