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.
Esteemed Colleague in Religions for Peace:
Your support of the Religions for Peace’s Faiths for Earth campaign is deeply appreciated. The campaign was launched last week in 195 countries to bring the voices of faith to bear on the all-important issue of climate change and environmental degradation—especially by urging world leaders to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy by 2050.
If you have not already signed the Faiths for Earth campaign petition, I invite you to take a brief moment to do so here: http://faithsforearth.org/
Today, I am pleased to write to you about a parallel initiative.
In partnership with the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences/Social Sciences, Religions for Peace has produced a short educational video on Laudato Si’, the encyclical of Pope Francis. As you know, this encyclical appeals to women and men of all religious traditions to unite and take action to heal and protect the earth, our common home. This educational video can be accessed through this link: https://www.sdsnedu.org/learn/laudato-si-on-care-for-our-common-home-september-2015
Kindly disseminate this educational video within your communities. I hope that people from all regions and traditions can enroll in this short course to learn more about the moral imperative to protect our planet. Presenters include RfP International Trustee Jeffrey Sachs, RfP Climate Change and Sustainable Development Advisor Anthony Annett and myself.
Yours in Partnership for Peace,
Dr. William F. Vendley
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