COP26 event urges partnership between religious, Indigenous leaders to save planet

COP26 side event ‘Making Peace with Nature.’

There can be no solution to the climate crisis that does not recognize the rights and spiritualities of Indigenous peoples, according to religious leaders who gathered for the official COP26 side event ‘Making Peace with Nature.’

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COP-26: Making Peace with Nature: Heeding the Call of Indigenous Peoples

Interfaith and Climate ChangeAt the COP 26 Climate Change Conference, Religions for Peace partnered with several organiations to present a side-event on listening to indigenous peoples, which is one of the articles of the Paris Agreement. “Making Peace with Nature: Heeding the Call of Indigenous Peoples” explores the role of #religious and #Indigenous leaders and how best to protect our planet, nature, and the climate. The Government of Norway will also be announcing its support for the next phase of the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative (@faiths4forests).

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Diplomacy Roundtables at Faith & Diplomacy: Generations in Dialogue

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Join Religions for Peace for our upcoming Conference of the World Council of Religious Leaders on Faith and Diplomacy: Generations in Dialogue. The hybrid in-person and virtual Conference is happening in Lindau, Germany on 4-7 October, 2021, and we welcome you to participate virtually.

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The Arc of Justice: The World’s Religions Launch Strategic Priorities for Peace

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As a growing public health crisis becomes increasingly urgent, prominent global actors and institutions, including the United Nations, are confronted by the realisation that all hands on deck are required to address the cross-cutting challenges faced by our world today. Another public health epidemic is but one of the major global challenges demanding coordinated and effective responses from diverse institutions, and civil society networks.

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Religions for Peace Launches 2020-2025 Strategic Plan

2020-2025 Strategic Plan (5 March 2020 | Global) The Religions for Peace (RfP) global movement launched its 2020-2025 Strategic Plan, identifying and committing to six strategic goals to advance multi-religious collaborative action for peace: Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies; Gender Equality; Environment; Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion; Interreligious Education; and Global Partnerships.

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Climate Change: Faith groups at COP24 advocate for just transitions

Faith-based groups gathered on 2 December, the eve of the opening of the United Nations climate conference, in Katowice, Poland, for an Interfaith Talanoa Dialogue to take stock of the collective global efforts to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases.

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Religions for Peace Co-President On Charlottesville

Racist, anti-Semitic, and xenophobic views have no place in a society that cherishes freedom and liberty for all. The right to speak and to hold repugnant views is not a right to circumscribe the ability of others to live in peace and security.” – Rabbi Rick Jacobs, Co-President of Religions for Peace.

Responding to the violence in Charlottesville, Rabbi Rick Jacobs has turned to all people of goodwill to delegitimize racial hatred and reaffirm civil unity in the United States.

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Religious Leaders Address Migration and Sustainable Development Through Religious Values and Ethics

In response to the largest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War and one of the great ethical challenges of the 21st century, the third meeting of Ethics in Action addressed mass migration, emphasizing the underlying ethical principles that all communities affected by the refugee crisis share.

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International: Statement of Solidarity

Religions for Peace On the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr (the conclusion of the month of Ramadan) Religions for Peace stands in soldarity will all practitioners of Islam and with all – in every faith and in every region on Earth – who seek tolerance, respect, understanding and harmony among the peoples of Earth. Secretary General William Vendley gives a message of solidarity.

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