Events

Forthcoming Events

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Faiths for Climate Justice online workshops: April 2024
REGISTRATIONS OPEN

Choose one of these two dates: Monday, 15 April, 5.30-7.30pm BST or Wednesday, 17 April, 5.30-7.30pm, BST. Get more information and register here.

Past Events

#NowWeRise – 9 Dec Day of Action

As world leaders gathered for the UN’s climate negotiations at COP28, a climate summit presided over by an oil executive, we came together on 9 December to demand climate justice.

No Faith in Fossil Fuels:

Interfaith walk, 18 Feb 2024

Join the interfaith component of this ecumenical Christian-led Lent vigil (14-24 Feb). Details here.

Faiths for Climate Justice online workshops: Nov-Dec 2023
REGISTRATIONS NOW CLOSED

We launched our online workshops on Tuesday, 28 Nov, 6-9pm GMT and Saturday, 2 Dec, 10am-1pm GMT. Check back for new sessions in 2024. Click here for details.

Interfaith prayers and meditations for climate justice
Thursday, 16 Nov, 12.15-13.00 GMT

In the leadup to the UN climate talks, COP28, in the United Arab Emirates, we held an interfaith vigil at the Clive of India Memorial, corner of King Charles Street and Horse Guards Road, SW1A 2AH, asking the UK to honour its global commitments to climate justice. More info in this briefing document.

Exploring Spirit:
Interfaith Week 2023 (12-19 Nov) and Black History Month (October)

Faith for the Climate collaborated with St John’s church in Waterloo for their Exploring Spirit series this Autumn. Click here for details.

Food distribution with Go Dharmic, Tuesday 14 Nov, 17.30-19.00 GMT

With winter coming and the cost-of-living crisis and other climate change-driven injustices continuing to affect so many people, we supported ongoing GoDharmic’s food distribution in London at Agar Street outside the Zimbabwe Embassy, Zimbabwe House.

Climate justice: Stories from Sudan, faith communities and youth

26 October 2023, 14:30-16:00 BST

This was the first seminar event of the academic year for King’s Climate & Sustainability (KCS). Faith for the Climate’s Director Dr Shanon Shah was part of a panel discussing climate justice from different perspectives. More information here.

Make Polluters Pay Action Day

23 September 2023

Faith for the Climate supported national, local, and online activities for Make Polluters Pay Action Day on 23 Sept 2023.

15-17 September 2023 mobilisations

Fight Fossil Fuels called for actions the world over. In the UK, our network supported the call to #EndFossilFuels #FastFairForever in inspiring and creative ways. Read more here.

How can people of faith get involved in campaigns to end fossil fuel insurance and finance?
Tuesday, 11 July 2023, 6 – 7.30pm BST

Our July network gathering discussed fossil fuel insurance and the EACOP pipeline. Learn more here.

19, 20, 21 June, and17 July 2023
How to lobby your MP

This was a free series of events offered by our friends at Christian Aid Campaigns

Find out more here

7 – 8.30pm each evening

10 – 18 June 2023

As members of The Climate Coalition we were proud to support 2023’s Great Big Green Week which ran from Saturday 10 June to Sunday 18 June 2023.

Interfaith Picnic for the Climate at St. John’s, Waterloo

Sunday 11 June 2023

The event was free for all to attend, organised by Faith for the Climate and Brahma Kumaris UK as a part of the Great Big Green Week.

Wednesday 14 June 2023

As part of Great Big Green Week, we supported Christian Aid and Islamic Relief UK and their interfaith stall on Lower Marsh, in front of IR-UK’s office, to tell people about loss and damage.

How can people of faith in the UK protect and restore nature?

Wednesday, 3 May 2023 6-7.30pm BST
At our May network gathering, we discussed the role faith communities can have in the People’s Plan for Nature and Save Our Wild Isles campaigns. We also heard from EcoSikh UK on the interfaith nature restoration work they have been doing.
The recording is available to view here.

Show the Love: February 2023

We supported the Climate Coalition’s ‘Show The Love’ campaign, 1-28 February.

Online Screening Week – The Ants and the Grasshopper

Monday, 13 Feb – Sat 18 Feb 2023

We held this online screening especially for those who missed our in-person screening in October 2022.

Join the COP27 Global Day of Action

Together with several of our NGO and ecumenical Christian partners, we hosted the interfaith bloc at 11.30am GMT, Saturday 12 Nov 2022.

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Southwark Faith Conference: Climate Change and the Cost of Living Crisis

Director of Faith for the Climate Dr Shanon Shah spoke at this event on 17 November 2022, focusing on interfaith approaches to climate justice.

In the spirit of the Talanoa Dialogue
The Brahma Kumaris and our Chair, Canon Giles Goddard, hosted a discussion on Africa and the road to COP27 as part of London Climate Action Week
Sunday 3 July 2022, 5- 7pm BST

Our September Network Meeting

Thursday, 8 Sept 2022, 2-3.30pm BST

We shared how UK faith groups could support climate justice globally in the leadup to Loss and Damage Action Day 2022.

Is There a Way to Thrive Amidst the Climate Crisis?
Saturday, 24 Sept 2022, 4.30pm BST
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A conversation between faith leaders and scientists sharing their vision of a flourishing and sustainable world.
Or Chair, Canon Giles Goddard, joined other climate activists to discuss their vision of a world of that takes climate justice seriously.

This event was part of Great Big Green Week 2022.

Women, the environment and sustainability
Two of our Trustees, Dr Husna Ahmad and Dr Jagbir Jhutti-Johal, contributed to this University of Birmingham event to look at the impact climate change is having on women.
Tuesday 7 June, 6 – 8pm BST

Our April 2022 Network Meeting
In the leadup to local council elections in the UK, we discussed what to do to decarbonise our homes and places of worship.

Thursday 28 April 5.30-7pm BST

Our first network gathering of 2022
We gathered to share insights and learnings from COP26 and how we could take our climate justice work forward as a network. Tuesday 8 February, 5.30-7pm GMT

Faiths Together for Carbon Neutral Cities: an Interfaith Panel Discussion with Grassroots Leaders

Wednesday 3 November 2021, 2:30 – 4:00pm GMT
Faith for the Climate hosted this panel discussion with the Religions for Peace Capacity Building Group, as part of the Green Zone at COP26, the UN climate talks in Glasgow.

Glasgow Interfaith Talanoa Dialogue Towards COP26
Sunday 31 October 2021, 4:30 – 9:00pm GMT
We participated and contributed, online and in person, to this informal Interfaith Gathering in the spirit of the Talanoa Dialogue ahead of COP26.

Faiths 4 Climate Justice: A Global Multi-religious Action
Sunday 17 October and Monday 18 October 2021.
Two weeks before global climate negotiations, COP26, we joined this worldwide mobilisation of people of diverse religions rising up to send a message: destroying the planet is against our religions.

SGI-UK and the Centre for Applied Buddhism present: How Can We Make COP Count?
Wednesday 29 September, 2021
We contributed to this session by SGI-UK and the Centre for Applied Buddhism on how faith communities can Make COP Count

Inspired Faith Action Towards COP26 – How Do Faith Communities Make COP a Success?

Monday 27 September, 2021
The Interfaith Liaison Committee ran two webinars on preparations faith communities were making for COP26, which contributed to.

London Interfaith Workshops: Get Ready for COP26!
25 June-6 July, 2021
Faith for the Climate ran a series of five interfaith workshops in London. Join us and get ready to take action!

Building a Better World After the Pandemic: G7 Interfaith Vigil
Thursday, 10 June 2021, 7-8pm BST
We sent a message to Boris Johnson and the other G7 Leaders that people of faith in the UK and around the world expect them to put in place plans for a global and green recovery from the crisis which leaves no one behind

Gearing Up for Glasgow: Faith, Climate Action and COP26
Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 6.30-8pm BST
We hosted this gathering for climate activists from different faith traditions to link up on a geographical, tactical or issue basis.

Spring Reconnection Workshops: Manchester, Leicester and Leeds-Bradford
Manchester – Tuesday 27th April, 7 – 8.30pm
Leicester – Wednesday 28th April, 7 – 8.30pm
Leeds-Bradford – Tuesday 4th May, 7 – 8.30pm

Making COP count as UK faith groups
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 2-3pm BST

Get ready for COP26: be part of climate action

19 October-2 November 2020, online

Creating a New Hope for the Earth
Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 4-5pm

Faith, Covid-19 & Climate Change
Wednesday, 17th June 2020, 2-3pm