UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon opened a consultation at the Vatican hosted by the Pontifical Academies of Sciences, in consultation with the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Columbia University’s Earth Institute, and Religions for Peace International. The consultation focused squarely on the moral and religious dimensions of climate change and sustainable development, especially through its effect on the world’s poor.
> Three International Vice Presidents of Religions for Peace, Rabbi David Rosen, Cardinal John Onaiyekan and Professor Dr. Din Syamsuddin have given an opinion editorial on the Pope’s Letter (Encyclical) to the World on Climate Change. This work emphsises the common grounds for faiths to work together on Climate Change.
The Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue in collaboration with the Australian Earth Laws Alliance will be hosting an information session, which features presentations about ecocentrism and ecospirituality from Earth Jurispurdence perspectives, in addition to perspectives from many faith traditions. This event also features open space and small group discussions. This event will take place on Tuesday, 23 June at Griffith University.
Today, the converging scientific consensus makes clear that the collective impact of human life is profoundly altering the earth’s ecosystem and, in turn, imperiling the intricate web of life supported by it. We are bearing witness to climate change in extreme and erratic weather events, the melting of polar ice caps and rising sea levels. Religions for Peace General Secretary William F Vendley gives account of initiatives by RfP Worldwide in meeting the Challenge of Climate Change.
Students of Sustainability is an annual environmental and social justice conference bringing together activists, entrepreneurs, speakers, educators and artists from around Australia for a week of celebration, education, culture, delicious food, networking and camping. SoS is based at a different university campus each year. In 2015, SOS will be held at Flinders University, Adelaide, on Kaurna country from July 8th – 12th.
The Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC) / Greenfaith will conduct a Community organising workshop on Sunday 7 June 2015 at the Multicultural hub, cnr Therry & Elizabeth Sts, near Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne.
In September, heads of state are going to New York City for a historic summit on climate change. Many people seek action in order to raise awareness of the spiritual impact of Climate Change on our Mother Earth. There will be people’s Climate Marches in all states in Australia on the weekend of 20 – 21 September.
Plans are advancing for the Interfaith Summit on Climate Change, to be held in New York from 21 to 22 September. A new website featuring interfaith perspectives on climate change, highlighting the upcoming summit, has recently gone online.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) announced it will hold an Interfaith Summit on Climate Change on September 21-22 in New York City. At the summit, organized together with Religions for Peace, more than 30 religious leaders will take a united stand to encourage international and political leaders to address concretely the causes and consequences of climate change.< /p>
A public forum on Typhoon Haiyan: Climate Change and Human Rights public forum at the St. Albans Uniting Church, on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
Greenfaith ARRCC proudly presents the launch of: Climate Action Kits ~ Resources for faith communities helping to turn concerns about climate into action.
There will be an Interfaith Dialogue Panel discussing sacred teachings about the Earth at Amberley (Vic) on 30 May 2014
As part of its work for the protection of climate refugees, the World Council of Churches (WCC) is joining an innovative campaign, ‘Postcards from the Frontlines’, aiming to achieve urgently needed recognition and protection for climate refugees around the world.