River Above Asia Virtual Launch

River Above Asia Oceania Ecclesial Network

Asia and Oceania share a common image in the ‘River Above’– the Pacific Ocean is the life, the river of Asia feeding all rivers, seasons and lives. The welfare of the lands and peoples is bound to the welfare of the seas.

The River Above Asia Oceania Ecclesial Network (RAOEN) seeks to serve the dialogue of integral living so that broader collaboration is possible and breadth and integrity of the ecology and territory are maintained.

The River Above Asia Oceania Ecclesial Network (RAOEN) are inviting you to the RAOEN Virtual Launch on 24 November, 3:00 p.m. (Philippine time)/ 7:00 p.m. (Fiji time) 18:00 Sydney (AEDT).

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Victoria: Understanding ecological threats, resilience and peace

United Nations Association of Australia - Victorian DivisionTo commemorate Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions – and SDG 13 – Climate Action, the United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) Victorian Young Professionals are partnering with the Institute of Economics and Peace (IEP) to deliver a webinar on Thursday 19th November.

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Sacred People, Sacred Earth: Statement

Greenfaith LogoOn 18 November, in six multi-faith TEDx events around the globe, people of faith and conscience at the grassroots are kicking off organizing for the biggest-ever faith-climate day of action – Sacred People, Sacred Earth. What follows is the statement of Sacred People, Sacred Earth.

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Victoria, Tasmania: Living the Change

Join us to celebrate LIVING THE CHANGE on Sunday 6 December 2020 where we will be working together towards creating a flourishing world for all. We gather as members of diverse faith communities and those who care for our planet to share our stories of change, transformation, and regeneration. Living the Change is brought to you by Australian Religious Response to Climate Change, Religions for Peace Australia, Cultural Infusion and United Religions Initiative.

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Sacred People, Sacred Earth – TEDx kickoff

Greenfaith LogoOn 18 November, in six multi-faith TEDx events around the globe, people of faith and conscience at the grassroots are kicking off organizing for the biggest-ever faith-climate day of action – Sacred People, Sacred Earth.

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Stand with Pope Francis

Stand with Pope FrancisOn the eve of the Season of Creation, Pope Francis issued a profound prayer intention that the planet’s resources will not be plundered but shared in a just and respectful manner. He prays that today, not tomorrow, we will take care of Creation. Pope Francis’ leadership on the climate emergency and on the coronavirus has been unmatched. But he can’t do it alone. It’s time for the global community of people of faith to rally behind his message. For that reason, we are inviting all people of faith to sign the Petition for just action on COVID and the Climate Emergency, showing the Pope and the world that we care about creation.

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Putting Our Values into Action for Nature

FAITH FOR NATURE: Multi-faith action

Faith for Nature: Multi-Faith Action is a global event designed to lay the foundation for inter-faith collaboration for sustainable and regenerative development to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

One of the Objectives of this Conference was to empower faith-based organisations in taking action for the Sustainable Development Goals and to cooperate for sustainable and regenerative development, with a view to endorsing the establishment of a global Faith for Earth Coalition. Religions for Peace Australia participated in this event, giving Report from the Asia and Australia Hub.

What follows is a presentation from Religions for Peace Australia to the Faith for Nature Conference 2020 – Asia Australia Hub Discussion C: “The way forward for Faith-Based Organisations to work for the Sustainable Development Goals”. The title of the paper is, Putting Our Values into Action for Nature, presented by Dr. Philippa Rowland, Vice-Chair Religions for Peace Australia, President Multifaith South Australia.

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Global religious leaders call for ‘Faith for Earth Coalition’:

faith-for-nature In a major livestreamed conference from Iceland, global religious leaders have called for a ‘Faith for Earth Coalition’ to halt environmental and climate degradation, insisting that “through hope, faith, empathy and reason we can build a better future”. “The time has come for people of faith to work together for the planet given into our care”, the coalition stated.

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Book Launch: Towards a Just and Ecologically Sustainable Peace

Book Cover: Towards a Just and Ecologically Sustainable PeaceThis book addresses the need to develop a holistic approach to countering violence that integrates notions of peace, justice and care of the Earth. It will be launched online on Tuesday, 27 Oct 2020, 6:00 PM AEDT. You are invited to join the release of this important book, to be launched by Dr Vandana Shiva and Prof Richard Falk.

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Pull investments from companies not committed to environment, Pope says

Pope FrancisVATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Saturday urged people to pull investments from companies that are not committed to protecting the environment, adding his voice to calls for the economic model that emerges from the coronavirus pandemic to be a sustainable one.

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Responding to Climate and Ecological Crisis through Multi-religious Collaboration: Religions for Peace and FaithInvest

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Religions for Peace is forming a partnership with FaithInvest. FaithInvest is an international non-profit organisation that assists faith groups to invest in line with their beliefs and values. The organisation’s aim is to support the rapidly developing movement of faiths actively using their investments to create a better world – for people and planet.

The goal of this new partnership is to share ways of developing environmental aid, and one of the ways to support the achievement of Religions for Peace’s strategic priorities 2020-2025 can be through FaithInvest’s Faith Long-term Plans. The collaboration will drive multi-faith investment for multi-faith efforts, and to grow the scale and impact of faith-consistent investment. This partnership advances Religions for Peace’s strategic plan 2020-2025 and actively supports the United Nations’s COP26 efforts

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Sacred People, Sacred Earth

Greenfaith LogoSacred People, Sacred Earth – Sounding the Alarm is available in Arabic, Bahasa, Danish, English, French, German, Japanese, Kiswahili, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish. This is an Interfaith Statement calling for a just compassionate recovery from Covid and Climate.

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FAITH FOR NATURE: Multi-faith action

FAITH FOR NATURE: Multi-faith action

Faith for Nature: Multi-Faith Action is a global event designed to lay the foundation for inter-faith collaboration for sustainable and regenerative development to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

The concept and objectives of this conference will be in support of the fifth United Nations Environment Assembly to be held in February 2021 in Nairobi with the overall theme “ Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”. The Faith for Nature Conference will have the following objectives and outcomes:

A) Identify the relevance and way forward in mobilising values, ethics, spirituality and faith-based action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

B) Empower faith-based organisations in taking action for the Sustainable Development Goals and to cooperate for sustainable and regenerative development, with a view to endorsing the establishment of a global Faith for Earth Coalition. Religions for Peace Australia will be participating in this event, giving Report from the Asia and Australia Hub.

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Religions, Ecology, & Our Environment

Yale Forum on Religion and EcologyReligions for Peace and the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology recognise the critical need to generate energy around spiritually inspired environmental protection and sustainability. Thus, they are partnering to engage youth in the exploration of how religious, spiritual, or ethical approaches to environmental issues can complement approaches from science, policy, law, economics, or technology. The webinar – online – will take place on 2 October 2020.

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Deep Listening to the Natural World: Insights from Science and Faith

The Faith Ecology NetworkThe Faith Ecology Network invites you to share in their Deep Listening event led by Andrew Skeoch: science and faith in an interactive dialogue, including Jewish, Baha’i, Buddhist, Muslim, Christian, Brahma Kumaris and Traditional Aboriginan responses to the topic and breakout room discussions on Monday 12 October 2020.

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