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The climate change activists walking 500 miles to the COP26 summit

Faith groups have joined with environmentalists for the ‘pilgrimage’.

Just over three weeks ago, 40 walkers set off from London on a 500 mile plus journey to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, also known as COP26.

Extinction Rebellion & Christian Climate Action campaigner, Cathy Chapman from Manchester, joined the group as they reached the city to show her support.

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The walk has been called “Camino To COP” in reference to pilgrimages made since medieval times.

They say their aim is to share personal stories and inspire others to add their voices to the growing global chorus demanding that governments treat the climate crisis as the emergency that it is. The pilgrimage is also fundraising to empower activist groups in areas most impacted by climate change to join the conversation themselves.

Although led by the Extinction Rebellion, interfaith alliance people from a variety of backgrounds, of different faiths and none, have joined on route to be part of what has been named the walk of hope.