And because the global climate emergency requires a global, multi-faith response, people of diverse religions from around the world, at the grassroots, are coming together in a bold new way to demand and work for climate justice. Faith for the Climate is a founder partner of the new GreenFaith International Network of interfaith environmental organisations and activists worldwide - launching with a series of TedX talks around the world.
On November 18 at 6pm, join us and global partners for a global TEDx event to kick off mobilising for Sacred People, Sacred Earth - the biggest-ever grassroots, global, multi-faith, COVID-friendly climate action that will take place on March 11.
Our main speaker, Rev Dr Lesmore Gibson Ezekiel, is from the All African Council of Churches, based in Nairobi, and will be speaking alongside other African faith based climate activists, including a young spoken word artist. We will be welcoming you alongside the Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute (SAFCEI), GreenFaith Nigeria (hosted by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation), GreenFaith Kenya, and the Interreligious Council of Uganda.
Our religions envision a world transformed, in which humanity in all its diversity has developed a shared reverence for life on Earth, in which the era of conquest, extraction, and exploitation has given way to cooperation and community.
But across the world, more and more people are experiencing climate-fueled disasters first-hand. Droughts, floods, fires and hurricanes are displacing and impoverishing millions. COVID is cruelly worsening these impacts on our most vulnerable communities.
That’s why diverse, grassroots people of faith and conscience are coming together to demand real solutions and to lead by example. No more fossil fuel infrastructure, tropical deforestation or related financing. 100% renewable energy for everyone - particularly the 800 million people who lack energy access. Green jobs to rebuild the world’s infrastructure and to help everyday people recover from the COVID depression. Wealthy countries leading the way with commitments that reflect their responsibility for the crisis we face.
On November 18, on a planet-spanning series of calls, we’ll be announcing a worldwide set of demands and plans for the biggest ever faith-based global day of action where we’ll sound the alarm for climate justice.
Faith for the Climate is proud to be among the founding grassroots partners in 14 countries coming together as the GreenFaith International Network to kick off this new era of global, multi-faith climate action. Beginning November 18, together we can build an unstoppable, global, grassroots, multi-faith movement.
A better world is possible and we won’t stop till we create it together.