Our Work

Our Events

The Faith for the Climate Network was founded in 2014 to help organise the Pilgrimage to Paris at the time of the UN Conference of the Parties on Climate Change in Paris.

Our events bring together bishops, rabbis, imams, priests, and individual members or activists from all faiths to provide thought leadership and to help equip faith communities to respond to the crisis of climate change.

Our first Interfaith Symposium was held at St John’s Waterloo in 2016, and was covered by the New Statesman and the Church Times.

Our second Symposium was held in February 2018 at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John’s Wood, at which Lord Deben, former Chair of the Committee on Climate Change (now Climate Change Committee) spoke.

On 26 June 2019, Faith for the Climate helped organise the faith and interfaith events ahead of the Time is Now – the largest ever mass lobby of Parliament.

More than 400 people attended workshops equipping people of faith for climate action at St Martin-in-the-Fields on Trafalgar Square, and 1,000 people of faith joined UK leaders from many faiths on an interfaith Walk of Witness along Whitehall, to an inspirational and packed Speaker Event at Church House addressed by Christine Allen, Director of CAFOD, Imam Qari Asim MBE, Chair of the Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board (MINAB), former Archbishop Lord Rowan Williams, Quaker school striker Anya Nanning Ramamurthy, Buddhist teacher Vishvapani, and Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, the Senior Rabbi of Masorti Judaism in the UK.

In May 2020, the pandemic-related movement restrictions led us to offer online webinars and workshops. Our Events section contains recordings of past webinars and in-person events, as well as information on forthcoming actions.

Our Research and Rationale

In 2018 with funding from GreenFaith, we undertook research with our members and partner organisations. Our trajectory as a faith-based and faith-inspired network that promotes climate justice is based on these key findings:

First, network members and partners see a unique and precious role for the Faith for the Climate network, both in encouraging, equipping and supporting one another in climate work within and across our faith traditions, and in the power of faith actors speaking together on the urgency and moral imperative of climate action.

Second, network members and partners want us to reach out to, engage with, and support smaller faith communities to make their unique contribution to the network and to the wider climate movement, to enable the sharing of learning and resources between faiths, and to assist with the development of resources tailored to and appropriate to each specific faith tradition.

Third, members and partners want us to take a greater role in advocacy, both equipping faith communities and organisations to engage their own leaders, and engaging directly with national faith leaders, to gain greater public, media and political awareness of faith-based action on climate.

Fourth, there was strong support for the network to operate nationally, not just in London, by having more regional events and presence.

Our Accounts

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