Next week people across the country will be walking out of their workplaces and homes to join young climate strikers on the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels.
As part of this, employees of the Iona Community will involved in local events on Friday 20th – including a demonstration at the jetty on Iona from 11:00-12:00 (during which time our island shop will be closed) and a service of special prayers in the Abbey (time tbc)
There will also be a display of ecological resources for sale in the Community Shop opposite the entrance to the Abbey site.
As though there is no tomorrow
God, Creator of all that is,
we use your world –
no, if we are honest,
we abuse your world.
We abuse natural resources
without much thought about the consequences.
We ignore the scientific warnings
and the protests of our far-off neighbours
who are suffering right now
from the effects of global warming,
and we keep on spewing out
unnecessary carbon emissions
as though there is no tomorrow.
help us to examine our lifestyle
and to make all the necessary changes,
thereby showing our love and care for your people
throughout the world.
From ‘Like Leaves to the Sun: Prayers from the Iona Community’
edited by Neil Paynter
Wild Goose Publications