Last December, representatives of 196 nations did something they’d never before been able to accomplish before. Gathered in Paris, they reached an international agreement on climate change. Together our faith communities were at the heart of making this happen. But there is still more to do. Sacred Earth is a worldwide spiritual event taking place on Jun 12, 2016. This event spans many faith traditions.
The Multifaith Association of South Australia iwll host a workshop on Climate Change at the Baha’i Learning Centre on evening of Tuesday 31 May.
The Interfaith Climate Change Statement to World Leaders (2016) outlines religious leaders and faith communities positive judgement of the adopted Paris Agreement and urges for its prompt signature and ratification by governments so that it can come into force as soon as possible. It also insists that there is a significant increase in the current levels of ambition relating to emission reductions, financial flows, adaptation, loss and damage and a swift phase out of fossil fuel subsidies – so as to keep temperatures within reach of 1.5C.
The President of France, H.E. Francois Hollande, today praised the efforts of campaigners and faith leaders who personally delivered to him a collection of petitions containing over 1.8 million signatures calling for climate justice.
A number of interfaith events will take place at the Paris Climate Change Conference. Brahma Kumaris University is leading many events along with other coordinated religious presences.
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.
Heads of state discussing carbon emission limits must create a global and “transformative” agreement built on justice, solidarity and fairness, a papal representative told the U.N. climate conference in Paris.
More than 600,000 people from 175 countries – including 130,000 people in Australia – took to the streets over the weekend as part of the People’s Climate March. The protestors called for stronger climate change action ahead of the upcoming UN climate change summit in Paris.
(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.
Paris: Hundreds of people from around the world gathered in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on Saturday to give a “climate justice” petition signed by over a million to the UN climate chief ahead of the COP21 conference.
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.
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.
Global Climate Change Week is a new initiative designed to encourage academics in all disciplines and countries to engage with their students and communities on climate change action and solutions. Global Climate Week will run from October 19-25, 2015
Dear Esteemed Colleague:
As the former President of Religions for Peace (RfP) South Africa, I am pleased to join my good friend and our Secretary General, Dr. William Vendley, to announce today the launching of the Religions for Peace Faiths for Earth campaign in 195 countries.
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.
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.
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.
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.