COP26: Council of All Beings – Reception for Global South Delegates
A Council of All Beings is a communal ceremony in which participants step aside from their human identity and speak on behalf of other life-forms. A simple structure for spontaneous expression, it aims to heighten awareness of our interdependence in the living body of Earth and to strengthen our commitment to defend nature. A special event to welcome Indigenous delegates from the Minga Indígena and other groups from the Global South.
Many ancestral traditions mark the 31st of October as a time when the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest. Mayan tradition will be celebrating the Day of the Dead from midnight and people across the world will be celebrating All Saints Day. Across the British Isles, earth-stewards will be gathering around fires to celebrate Samhain – a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and beginning of winter – where Halloween stems from.
A space to sit in Council by a ceremonial fire ending our deliberations with a collective weaving of our intentions, prayers and energies in support of COP26.