You are invited to meet the Coat of Hopes and the people travelling with it at Glasgow Quaker Meeting House, 38 Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow, G2 4PS on Saturday 29th July starting at 4pm (for further details, check the Facebook event listing).
The Coat of Hopes is a patchwork pilgrim coat, made, worn and walked by hundreds of people over hundreds of miles from Newhaven on the south coast of England to the gates of COP26, the UN climate summit, in Glasgow in 2021. The coat is made up of pieces of blanket into which have been sewn or otherwise marked, the griefs, remembrances, prayers and hopes of people along its route and beyond.
The invitation to put on the coat, is to experience in its wearing the warmth (of the love it has been made with), empowering you to carry the weight of responsibility we all share. The responsibility to respond with our whole self to the climate and ecological emergency we face together.
In July 2023, the Coat will start a new chapter with a walk from Glasgow to Edinburgh, being hosted by several Episcopal churches along the way, where it will take its place in an exhibition at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
For more information, visit https://www.coatofhopes.uk/.