South Australia: Grounding in Faith

Grounding in FaithThe Multifaith Association of South Australia, the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change and the Uniting Church Environment Action Group warmly invite you to join an online webinar from 11am on Wednesday, 6 November, via Zoom.  Grounding in Faith is new approach to exploring our relationship with climate change, focusing on air travel. Developed by US climate psychologist Dr. Renee Lertzman and her team, it provides new perspectives, concrete tools and guidance for aligning our spiritual and worldly lives. 

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Multifaith Network’s Letter to the Prime Minister

City of Port Phillip Multifaith Network LogoThe Multifaith Network of the City of Port Phillip – joined by other faith-based organisations and interfaith networks – has written to the Prime Minister of Australia about the need to respond to climate change in a manner which ensures human flourishing for our future generations.

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Quakers Australia: Climate Emergency & Species Extinction – Part 2

Quakers Australia At the Yearly Meeting in Hobart, 2019, Australian Quakers resolved to spiritually respond to the Climate Emergency and Spiritual Extinction. The meeting resolved, inter-alia, We are called to consider the world as an en-Spirited whole, to accept no boundary to repairing and sustaining the Earth for the future, and to appreciate more deeply the creative energy in all living things and life processes. We seek to mend what has been hurt, and to strengthen our courage to discern and bear witness to this spiritual care for the Earth.

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Melbourne’s Living the Change Year Two Event

Living the Change - Melbourne

Around 40 people gathered on Sunday 8 September 2019 for Living the Change Year Two. This was a joint Australias Religious Response to Climate Change, United Religious Initiatives and Religions for Peace Victoria activity

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Quakers Australia: Climate Emergency & Species Extinction – Part 1

Quakers Australia At the Yearly Meeting in Hobart, 2019, Australian Quakers resolved to spiritually respond to the Climate Emergency and Spiritual Extinction. The meeting resolved, inter-alia, We are called to consider the world as an en-Spirited whole, to accept no boundary to repairing and sustaining the Earth for the future, and to appreciate more deeply the creative energy in all living things and life processes. We seek to mend what has been hurt, and to strengthen our courage to discern and bear witness to this spiritual care for the Earth.

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Faiths for Forests campaign gains traction at UN Climate Action Summit

Faiths for Forests at RfP World AssemblyUNITED NATIONS (Sept. 23, 2019) — Mobilizing communities through faith, ethics and values can help achieve the scale and speed of change needed to halt tropical deforestation, a senior U.N. envoy said at a recent gathering of more than 900 religious leaders in Germany.

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Australia: Living the Change

Australian Religious Response to Climate Change LogoHundreds of people of faith have gathered in capital cities around the nation this month, attending workshops to discover how to lower their carbon footprint and live more sustainably. The workshops, run by the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC), are entitled ‘Living the Change’.

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Living the Change on International Day of Peace in Adelaide

Participants for Living the Change Adelaide60 people from a dozen faith traditions gathered to celebrate at an event jointly hosted by the Multifaith Association of South Australia and the Baha’i Centre of Learning. Our aim was to cultivate peace within ourselves and our wider community; to pay respect and learn from our First Nation communities; and to act swiftly on climate change by ‘Living the Change’.

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As Climate Summit begins, churches call for action now!

Churches march for Climate Justice in New YorkAs states gather at the United Nations for the Climate Action Summit, taking place on 23 September, the ACT Alliance, Lutheran World Federation and World Council of Churches, which together represent 580 million Christians globally, are strengthening their collective call for climate justice and immediate action.

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Faith Based Urban Thinkers Campus

Urban Shalom Society LogoUN Habitat invites you to join in UN Habitat’s World Urban Campaign’s faith initiative, Faith and the Path Towards a Better Quality of City Life. UN Habitat together with World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), the Urban Shalom Society (USS) and a number of local partners are running a series of faith based Urban Thinkers Campuses, aimed at encouraging faith communities to work together on the creation of cities and urban environments where all can flourish.

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September: Season of Creation

Season of Creation logoGlobal support continues to grow for the Season of Creation, an annual celebration of prayer and action to protect creation that is celebrated by tens of thousands of Christians of all traditions around the world. Running from 1 September to 4 October, the Season of Creation’s beginning and end dates are linked with the concern for creation in the Eastern and the Western traditions of Christianity, respectively.

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Season of Creation

Season of Creation logoGlobal support continues to grow for the Season of Creation, an annual celebration of prayer and action to protect creation that is celebrated by tens of thousands of Christians of all traditions around the world. Running from 1 September to 4 October, the Season of Creation’s beginning and end dates are linked with the concern for creation in the Eastern and the Western traditions of Christianity, respectively.

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‘For the sake of generations to come’: Faith leaders unite on climate change

Faith leaders from across the religious divide have gathered in Sydney to call on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to show moral leadership on climate change.

The joint press conference kicked off with Rabbi Johnathan Keren-Black blowing a ram’s horn to symbolise raising the alarm.

Environmental Advisor for the Council of Progressive Rabbis, Rabbi Keren-Black said the world is facing a “climate emergency”.

“We blow the horn to awake slumbers from their sleep and to sound the alarm, so we blow it to sound the alarm for the climate emergency, for the sake of the world, for the sake of generations to come,” he said.

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Kairos for Creation – Confessing Hope for the Earth

eco-theology course at BosseyAfter 52 participants from 22 countries from different confessional and faith traditions gathered 16-19 June in Wuppertal, Germany, they have released “Kairos for Creation – Confessing Hope for the Earth”. The conference in Wuppertal was planned and organized together by Protestant Association of Churches and Mission (EMW), Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), United Evangelical Mission (UEM), Bread for the World, World Council of Churches.

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