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Creating4Change2021: Open Letters to COP26

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What questions would you like to ask world leaders, decision makers, and ordinary people in light of the climate crisis? What would you like to tell them to encourage greater commitment and action in COP26 and beyond?

We invite you to share these messages and questions through art in Creating4Change 2021: Open Letters to COP26 this month of September, in celebration of the Season of Creation.

Formerly known as Sketching4Change, Creating4Change is a month-long online art challenge that encourages people to stop and reflect on issues that affect everyone in our Common Home. It was launched in 2019 in solidarity with the Amazon Synod, and continued in 2020 to deepen understanding of the encyclical Laudato Si’. This year, Creating4Change aims to amplify messages of hope and urgency in light of COP26.

Here are the steps to participate:

  1. Reflecting on the provided word of the day, create an artwork, poem, song, essay, or any creative output that expresses the message of your open letter.
  2. You may choose to address your message to a specific person or community that you think will be encouraged or challenged by your creation. We will be posting suggested people and community to whom you may dedicate your artwork.
  3. Post a photo of your creation on your social media page (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter), and use the hashtag #Creating4Change2021 #OpenLettersCOP26.
  4. Do not forget to set your privacy settings to public so we can see your entries

Creating4Change is part of the global pilgrimage On the Way to Change, a global community pilgrimage to COP26. Submissions will be included in the interactive pilgrimage map and, at the end of the journey, will be included in a virtual gallery of stories from all communities that were part of the pilgrimage.

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