Faith for Ecocide Law is creating an interreligious coalition in support of an international crime of Ecocide within the Rome statute of the International Criminal Court.
Humanity is at the crossroads, and faith communities have a unique voice for the reverence for Mother Earth/the Creation, and the existential understanding of the relationship between humans and nature. Faith for Ecocide Law aims at raising this voice in support of new rules for the protection of Nature at a global scale.
End Ecocide Sweden in cooperation with Stop Ecocide Foundation, Christian Council of Sweden, The Catholic Diocese of Stockholm, Sigtuna Foundation and Centre for Environment and Development Studies at Uppsala University will host an Interfaith Conference -Interfaith call for Ecocide Law September 16, 9-12 CET (eastern hemisphere), 16-19 CET (western hemisphere). ONLINE
The road to accountability and reparations for environmental destruction is closer than before with the ongoing campaign to make #Ecocide, which translates to ‘destroying our home’, an international crime. Religions for Peace proudly supports the Faith for Ecocide Law coalition, which will be launched on September 16. Register for the launch
With the introduction of #Ecocide into legal code, this will lessen the gap of accountability and environmental damage by making mass destruction of environmental areas a punishable crime on the international level. By amending the International Criminal Court’s Rome Statute to include #Ecocide, it will carry the same legal weight as other punishable international crimes such as genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.
This conference invites you to be a part of Faith for Ecocide Law, an international, interreligious coalition for Ecocide as an international crime within the International Criminal Court. Ecocide law is a practical, powerful and possible option for new rules in common to respect and revere the Creation, Mother Earth. The initiative aims at gathering religious and spiritual communities, leaders and voices to express support for Ecocide law towards the upcoming UN conferences on biodiversity, climate and sustainable development.
SPEAKERS: H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), Mary Evelyn Tucker, Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, Valerie Cabanes, Stop Ecocide International, Cardinal Anders Arborelius, Bishop of Stockholm, Hanna Soldal, Church of Sweden Youth, Erena Rangimarie Rereomaki Rhöse, Maori spiritual leader, Azza Karam, Religions for Peace, Eirik Myrhaug Partapuoli, Sami spiritual leader, Alexandra Masako Goossens-Ishii, Soka Gakkai International Office for UN Affairs, Henrik Grape, World Council of Churches, Pella Thiel, End Ecocide Sweden and others.
HOSTED BY: End Ecocide Sweden in cooperation with Stop Ecocide Foundation, Christian Council of Sweden, The Catholic Diocese of Stockholm, Sigtuna Foundation and Centre for Environment and Development Studies at Uppsala University.
The launching conference will be given in two iterations to give space to many voices and make participation possible from east to west! Welcome to participate in one or both.