A pilgrimage to the UN's climate change conference

December 22, 2021

Melanie Nazareth, an environmental activist who took the Master’s in Theology, Ecology and Ethics at the London Jesuit Centre, has spent the last two months on a pilgrimage to COP26 in Glasgow.

"On 5 September 2021, with the banging of drums, flags flying and a blessing in our ears, I set off from London on a 56-day, 500-mile interfaith climate justice pilgrimage – walking and talking and sleeping on church and hall floors in 48 different places – arriving in Glasgow the day before the COP26 climate conference started. It was the culmination of months of work on a project we called ‘Camino to COP’.
"I had never before done a multi-day hike – in fact, I wasn’t really much of a walker at all (and this year I hit sixty), which begs the question: why take up the crazy idea of walking all the way to COP26? I guess the answer lies in my faith…"

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