Category: Interfaith

Pre-COP Global Faith Leaders Summit

Last week, our founders and directors, Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, attended a high-level faith leaders meeting in Abu Dhabi, in preparation for the upcoming COP28 meetings in Dubai. The theme of this Global Faith Leaders Summit was “Confluence of Conscience: Uniting Faith Leaders for Planetary Resurgence.” Leaders from across many religious and Indigenous traditions and figures from faith-based environmental organizations gathered there and were greeted by President Sheikh Mohamed, who lauded their work and stressed the importance of these issues. The event was hosted by UNEP Faith for Earth and the Council of Muslim Elders.

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COP28 Presidency receives ‘Abu Dhabi Interfaith Statement for COP28′ at Global Faith Leaders’ Summit

The Global Faith Leaders’ Summit brought together 28 faith leaders to sign the ‘Confluence of Conscience: Uniting for Planetary Resurgence’ known as ‘The Abu Dhabi Interfaith Statement for COP28’, committing to addressing climate change and raising climate ambitions ahead of COP28, which will be held in Dubai at the end of November.

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Informal Interfaith Gathering in the Spirit of Talanoa Dialogue @COP28

The Interfaith Liaison Committee (ILC) to the UNFCCC, invites faith-orientated persons to take part in the Talanoa Dialogue on the eve of COP28. This gathering aims to provide a nourishing and hopeful space with the concerns, demands, and hopes of the discussion to be delivered to the UNFCCC Executive Secretariat.

The Interfaith Liaison Committee of the UNFCCC is organising an Informal Interfaith Gathering on the opening day of COP28, November 30 at Christ Church Jebel Ali, Jebel Ali Village Dubai, Dubai United Arab Emirates. This will be a hybrid event and available online.

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Faith Action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Climate Action

Faith Action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals is an interactive online database showcasing environmental efforts led by religious communities worldwide, documenting these activities in a public way that facilitates inspiration and avenues for collaboration. All projects can be explored by religious tradition, geographical region, ecosystem, areas of impact, and/or environmentally-centered SDGs.

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Prayers and Meditations for COP28

Members of the Interfaith Liaison Committee (UNFCCC) provide suggestions for Prayers and Mediations for the success of COP28 for arriving at and implementing resolutions for the reparations to the health of the Earth. The Earth is the only planet we have to live on. Formation of Prayer and Meditation Groups is encouraged. Suitable prayers are offered, as are different formats.

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Host an event at the first Faith-focused Pavilion during COP28

At this year’s COP28, UNEP and the Muslim Council of Elders have formed strategic multi-partnerships with Faith Based Organisations and civil society partners to host a first-of-its-kind Pavilion.


This visible presence at COP28 will provide a unique opportunity for interfaith dialogue, capacity building, information sharing, and engagement with key stakeholders including negotiators and political leaders.

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The Rita Summit: Resilience In The Anthropocene

The Loka Initiative of the University of Wisconsin-Madison brings together researchers, academics, experts from communities most impacted by environmental devastation and climate change, clinical psychology practitioners, and contemplative leaders to discuss eco-anxiety and climate distress within a framework of inner, community, and planetary resilience. This is a Free 3 day webinar, August 8-10, 2023

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Climate Pastoral Care Course

Faith communities are equipped with their own traditions and tools that can help us face the climate emergency. Learn more about the physical, emotional, mental health, and spiritual impacts of the climate crisis and how to address them through the practice of pastoral care in this new thirteen-module course.

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Deliver Climate Action Support: a Robust Global Stock Take from a Human Rights and Ethical Perspective

The SB58 Side Event held in Bonn aimed to discuss climate action and the importance of a robust Global Stock Take (GST) from a human rights and ethical standpoint. The event took place on Monday, 5th June.

For those unable to attend in person, the event was livestreamed on the UN’s YouTube channel

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