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A prayer for a greener Scotland

Scotland’s three main faiths [sic] have come together this weekend in an unprecedented plea to government ministers to raise the game on?climate?change.

They have warned Scotland must toughen its plans to cut the pollution warming the globe to help prevent millions from dying in poor countries.

Protestant,?Catholic?and?Islamic leaders are urging the Scottish National Party not to abandon its manifesto commitment to reduce climate pollution by 3% a year.

They?have?come?out?in?support?of?demands?made?by?Stop Climate Chaos Scotland – a new coalition of more than 30 groups with at least 1.5 million supporters. The coalition’s campaign?for?more?action?to?tackle climate change, also being launched today, is backed by the Sunday Herald.

“We must not turn a blind eye to the suffering of the most vulnerable people who will continue to be those most acutely?affected?by?climate?change,” states a letter from faith leaders to the Cabinet finance secretary, John Swinney.

The letter was signed by the moderator of the General Assembly of the?Church?of?Scotland,?the?Right Reverend Sheilagh Kesting; Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, Cardinal Keith O’Brien; and the leading Scottish imam [sic], Sheikh Muhammad Ruzwan.

• Full story at the Sunday Herald.

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