Religious leaders appeal to Scott Morrison as ‘fellow person of faith’ for more climate action

PM MorrisonReligious leaders have appealed to Prime Minister Scott Morrison as a “fellow person of faith” to heed climate science following the country’s catastrophic bushfire season. The open letter – signed by 18 Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim and other faith leaders – urges Mr Morrison to show leadership and urgently transition Australia away from fossil fuels.

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Multi-faith Leaders Push Australian Government to Act on Climate Change

Members of the Peoples Climate AssemblyThe People’s Climate Assembly (PCA), co-hosted by multi-faith leaders from the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC), gathered outside Parliament House in Canberra on 4 February, calling on the Australian government to take action on climate change. As a part of the peaceful protest, Anglican priest Fr. Rod Bower led an interfaith mourning ritual for victims of the widespread bushfires that have razed large areas of Australia. The ceremony of mourning was organized by the Canberra Interfaith Forum and the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture.

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China: Interfaith Exchanges and Shared Future for Mankind

Friendship Hotel, Beijing

The the aspiration of all peoples is for a better future when the global community was facing unprecedented challenges. This seminar was designed to provide a platform of equal learning for the eleven nations represented. In building a community for a shared future, it was critical ‘not to talk past each other but to experience joint and fruitful sharing’. Mankind’s future depends on collaboration, harmony and shared understandings.

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“World Leaders Must Act Now in the Face of Climate Emergency” – Message from the Faith-Based Organizations To the High-Level Ministerial Segment of COP25

cop25-logoIf the world is to address the climate emergency, every person must be involved in a transformation on many levels, notes a message from the World Council of Churches (WCC) at the UN climate talks this week. Speaking on behalf of Faith Based Organisations in Madrid for the United Nations Conference on Climate change, the message led by the World Council of Churches told – inter alia – “We call for systemic, cultural and spiritual transformations that may be translated into changes in the ways we live, produce and consume.”

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Interfaith Declaration on Climate Change for COP 25 Madrid, 2019

On the penultimate day of COP 25, a sign in the corridors reminds delegates of the urgency of reaching a positive outcome.


The most recent Climate Change Conference – called COP 25 – concluded yesterday in Madrid, Spain. Faith Communities, including the Brahma Kumaris and Religions for Peace International (both of whom have offices in the UN plaza in New York) (with a large delegation from the Lutheran World Federation) joined together with many faiths, many voices to produce a Faith-inspired declaration on Climate Change. This was delivered to the Deputy Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change by the World Council of Churches – in service and on behalf of all faith communities. The document is called Interfaith Declaration on Climate Change for COP 25 Madrid, 2019 . You may read this document in full:

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Interfaith group delivers message to COP25

Rev. Henrik Grape, moderator of the WCC working group on climate changeIf we should be true to our faith, we cannot be quiet when we see what is happening,” reads the declaration of the Interfaith Liaison Committee to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to the United Nations climate change summit COP25 taking place in Madrid, Spain, 2-13 December. “We are voices that are driven by hope and compassion. In a most urgent situation to bend the emissions down faith traditions must contribute to the urgent transformation.

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Victoria: Building Earth Ethics in Australia: Pathways and Challenges

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The Australian Earth Laws Alliance invites you to join them for a thought-provoking two-day conference that will bring people together from a range of fields – including earth ethics, environmental education, Indigenous knowledge systems, environmental psychology, deep ecology, arts, law, science, business, religion and eco-spirituality – 2 Day Conference on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th November 2019, at the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne Campus, Fitzroy.

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Victoria: Climate Change and Social Justice

greatest moral challenge of our generationClimate change and social justice is a community forum hosted by the Inner North Anglican Network: All Saints Northcote, St Mark’s Fitzroy and St Philip’s Collingwood on Saturday 16 November 2019, 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm at St Philip’s Anglican Church, 146 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford.

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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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