Paris for the People and the Planet: Faith Agencies Event

logo-cop21 Deal with it! People, Rights, Justice is the title of the Side Event to be presented at the Paris Climate Change Event on Monday, 7 December. Presenters include Caritas International, Friends of the Earth International and the German Catholic Bishops Development Agency. Pope Francis’ encylical Laudato Si is a foundational document for this session.

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Religions for Peace Delivers Petitions for the Protection of the Planet

cop21rfp (Paris, France, 28 November 2015) On the eve of the UN Climate Summit in Paris, Religions for Peace (RfP) joined approximately 400 religious leaders, COP 21 delegates and climate campaigners from across the globe in delivering the petitions collected through the RfP Faiths for Earth Campaign.

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Victoria: FCCV Statement on Climate Change

pcm The Faith Communities Council of Victoria (FCCV) has issued the following statement on the eve of world leaders meeting in Paris for the United Nations climate summit (Nov 30 -Dec 11), and the People’s Climate March scheduled in Melbourne @ 5.30pm Friday 27 November at the State Library.

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Buddhist Leaders Call For Climate Change Action At Paris Talks

gyatso-parisp A dozen Buddhist authorities, in what they’re calling an unprecedented effort, appeal to world leaders to take strong climate change action at next month’s Paris conference. The Dalai Lama has joined with 11 other Buddhist leaders to urge the phasing out of fossil fuels.

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Shared Well-Being: Multi-Religious Values for Sustainable Development

rfpnew The Religions for Peace International Executive Committee has issued an important statement—Shared Well-Being: Multi-Religious Values for Sustainable Development. This statement is timely, as the governments of the world have just commited themselves to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that address every person on earth.

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South Australia: How Spiritual Leadership can Affect Climate Change

mfsagm The Multifaith Association of South Australia is hosting a forum: Humanity at the Crossroads: How Spiritual Leadership can Affect Climate Change on Tuesday October 20th 6.30 – 8.30pm at the Allan Scott Auditorium, Hawke Building, UniSA City West, Adelaide.

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Religious leaders and legislators present nuclear aboltion call to the United Nations

rfpnew Support for Faiths for Earth continues to rise as we journey together – on this our common home – on the Road to Paris. The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences/Social Sciences, and Religions for Peace has produced a short educational video on Laudato Si‘, the encyclical of Pope Francis.

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Mini-course explaining the Pope's Encyclical "Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home"

francis-pigeon The Sustainable Development Solutions Network on-line education program (SDSNEDU) has produced a self-paced mini-course explaining Pope Francis’s Encyclical “Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home“. It’s free and open to everyone.

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Ecological aspects of war: religious perspectives from Australia

jgrounds Ecological Aspects of War | Religious Perspectives from Australia is a one-day symposium to consider intersections between war and ecology, through the lenses of religious social teachings and sacred texts, representative of the multi-cultural and inter-faith constitution of contemportary Australian society.

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Take Action to Heal Our Earth

rfpnew Support for Faiths for Earth continues to rise as we journey together – on this our common home – on the Road to Paris. The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences/Social Sciences, and Religions for Peace has produced a short educational video on Laudato Si‘, the encyclical of Pope Francis.

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Islamic Declaration on Climate Change

islamicdeclaration Islamic leaders have issued a clarion call to 1.6bn Muslims around the world to work towards phasing out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and a 100% renewable energy strategy. The grand mufti’s of Lebanon and Uganda endorsed the Islamic declaration on climate change, along with prominent Islamic scholars and teachers from 20 countries, at a symposium in Istanbul.

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