Sacred Ecology: An Interfaith Perspective

Patriarch Bartholomew I

Patriarch Bartholomew I, the Archbishop of Constantinople and the spiritual leader of Eastern Orthodox Christians, is in Lisbon this week for a conference on interreligious dialogue.

On Wednesday morning, he delivered a stirring speech to the KAICIID interfaith forum on the “spiritual obligation” to fight against climate change.

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Grow in your Sense of Place + Listen to Wisdom from Elders

Faith Ecology Network logoFaith Ecology Network is an Australian hub for strengthening an interfaith dialgue between science and religion. Faith Ecology Network is an interfaith network of people from various traditions including: Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Ba’hai’, Sikh, Buddhist, Hindu, Brahma Kumari traditions united in growing our care for biodiversity. A hybrid event on ways to care for biodiversity will be delivered on Sunday, 2 June 2024 at Blacktown NSW and online.

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7 Point List to Reduce your Carbon Footprint

Australian Religious Response to Climate Change logo

The Australian Religious Response to Climate Change is providing two FREE sessions on Reducing your Carbon Footprint and aligning with your faith. Do you want to know more about aligning your carbon footprint with your faith to protect the planet? The Australian Religious Response to Climate Change is presenting an information session via zoom on on June 5 (daytime) and June 6 (evening).

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Honouring International Mother Earth Day: A Call to Faith-Based Climate Action

Earth Day 2024Each year, on April 22nd, we mark International Mother Earth Day, a global moment for introspection on our relationship with our home planet. As Australians representing diverse faiths within Religions for Peace Australia, we recognise the urgency of this day in the face of escalating global warming. Our faiths teach us to cherish and steward the earth, making this day especially significant as an interfaith community. This essay delves into the importance and urgency of International Mother Earth Day and its relevance to our diverse faiths and the broader global community.

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Pope Francis to COP28: ‘Choose life, choose the future!’

Cardinal Parolin
Cardinal Parolin delivers the message of Pope Francis to the Climate Change Conference

Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin delivers Pope Francis’ speech to delegates at the UN Climate Change Summit, urging world leaders not to postpone action any longer but to craft concrete and cohesive responses for the well-being of our common home and future generations.

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Canberra: Multifaith Prayer Support to COP28

Parliament House CanberraThere will be a show of public prayer support for the UN Conference COP28 on the lawns of Parliament House Canberra on Sunday 26 November and Monday 27 November 2023. The aim of public multi-faith prayer is to show the need for effective responses is a mainstream faith issue. As given in Laudate Deum, Pope Francis will attend COP28 for days 2 to 4.

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Faith leaders head to Canberra – calling for no new coal or gas and urgent action on the climate crisis

Faith Leaders at Parliament House addressing fossil fuel

Senior leaders from Christian, Muslim and Buddhist faiths will visit key Ministers and MPs in Canberra today to urge the Federal Labor Government to put an end to all new fossil fuel projects in Australia, and to listen to the voices of Pacific Island nations calling for Australia to phase out fossil fuels.

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Global Faith Leaders Summit – Interfaith Statement for COP28

Global Faith Leaders Summit - Interfaith Statement for COP28
In the spirit of unity, shared responsibility, and Human Fraternity, and at this pivotal moment of the global climate crisis that demands transformative action to keep 1.5 degrees within reach and serve affected and vulnerable communities, we, representatives of diverse faith and Indigenous traditions, through dialogue with scientists, religious scholars, academics, women’s organisations, youth, civil society, business leaders, and environmental policymakers, convened in Abu Dhabi in the lead-up to COP28 to express our shared concern for the escalating climate impacts that imperil our cherished planet, as well as our common commitment to jointly address this global crisis, building upon our previous efforts, including the interfaith appeal for COP26. Our faith instils in us a sacred duty to cherish not only our human family but also the fragile ecosystem that cradles us.

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Laudate Deum – Pope Francis renews his call to protect our common home

Laudate Deum – Pope Francis renews his call to protect our common homeOn the feast of St. Francis of Assisi (October 4), Pope Francis has released his new document on the Climate and Environment Laudate Deum, that completes his encyclical Laudato si’ published in May 2015, and is addressed “to all people of good will on the climate crisis.” The world is not moving fast enough to mitigate the devastating effects of climate change, Pope Francis wrote.

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