On Thursday, October 8th the Parliament of the World's Religions Climate Action Program and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) launched the new book, Faith for Earth: A Call to Action.
The book describes the essential, unshakeable reverence that all religions have for creation and nature, and introduces the world’s major life support systems. The book will give you information and inspiration to learn more about our planet, to share your knowledge and commitment to care for it and to become part of the flourishing global interfaith movement that is increasingly bringing people together to protect and sustain life on Earth.
Faith for Earth was written and edited in consultation with dozens of faith leaders and religious scholars, and with scientific review from UNEP program directors, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication.
The online edition of Faith for Earth is available as a free download at the Parliament’s website and UNEP’s Faith for Earth website and includes links to scores of interactive features, resources, and real-time information about global environmental trends.
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FORUM2020: Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Temple of Understanding
On Friday, October 16th join the Parliament in celebration of the Temple of Understanding's 60th Anniversary by participating in FORUM2020: Science, Spirituality, the Climate Emergency and Our Future & Global Interfaith Prayer Service for the Earth.
The celebration brings together world religious and spiritual visionaries, Indigenous leaders, scientists, and youth environmental activists to address the urgency of the climate crisis with strategies for inspired collective action.
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Join the NextGen Task Force for A Multigenerational Conversation on Empowering Girls
On Thursday, October 15th the Parliament's Next Generation Task Force is celebrating the critical importance of empowering girls in order to foster a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world with the webinar, Planting Seeds of Hope: A Multigenerational Conversation on Empowering Girls.
Featuring Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, the CEO of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL), and Tania Islam, the Chapter Head of Green Hope Bangladesh.
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WATCH NOW: Faith for Nature
Monday, October 5th marked the beginning of the Faith for Nature: Multi-Faith Action Conference, a global event designed to lay the foundation for inter-faith collaboration for sustainable and regenerative development to achieve the SDGs. Joshua Basofin, Director of Climate Action at the Parliament of the World’s Religions, presented the findings from the Faith Action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Progress and Outlook report.
The conference concluded Thursday, October 8th and program live streams can be found at faithfornature.org/live-stream/
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WATCH NOW: Building Back Better
Through A Culture Of Peace
Hosted on Tuesday, September 29th by the Green Hope Foundation, Building Back Better Through A Culture Of Peace was a virtual program on the critical need for a culture of peace around the world.
The program was hosted in observance of the International Day of Peace and featured the participation of Parliament Chair, Audrey Kitagawa; Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, Dr. Lassina Zerbo; Head of Research & Development of Global Leadership in the 21st Century by UNOG & WAAS, Dr. Mila Popovich; Former Special Representative for President Clinton for Arms Control, Non-Proliferation & Disarmament, Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr.; President & Founding Trustee of the United Religions Initiative, Rt. Rev. William E. Swing; and the Founder & President of the Post-Conflict Research Centre, Velma Šarić.
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Learning to Listen and to Bear Witness, features Sarah Oliver, URI Global Youth Coordinator.
Since 2016, Sarah has served as the URI Youth Coordinator for the Southern African region. In this role, she has led interfaith and leadership skills training programs with youth from Cooperation Circles across South Africa, Malawi, and Mozambique. She also developed the Girls Not Brides campaign with URI Youth Ambassadors in these areas. In 2019, Sarah began serving as the URI Global Youth Coordinator, expanding on her work to connect, support and inspire youth engagement globally in URI’s network. Take a listen!
Breaking interfaith stories that inspire us. Check out some of the great work being done by our interfaith colleagues around the world.
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