Category: News

Faith-Based Organizations at Stockholm+50

Faith-Based Organizations (FBO) have been recognized by the UN system as key and important players in eradicating poverty, improving people’s health, protecting the environment, and thus achieving sustainable development. In many countries, spiritual beliefs and religion are main drivers for cultural values, social inclusion, political engagement, and economic prosperity. Utilizing the dynamics of these beliefs at the local level and the role of faith actors is crucial for sustainable development. Conserving the environment has not been absent from the focus of faith-based organizations.

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Faith-Consistent Investing – Living Laudato Si’

The Laudato Si’ Action Platform was launched in November 2021 to provide a global framework for Catholic organisations wishing to put Pope Francis’ encyclical into action and achieve ‘full sustainability’. This event, co-hosted by FaithInvest in collaboration with AMRI, An Tairseach, the Laudato Si’ Movement, Laudato Si’ Action Platform and USIG JPIC Commission, is an invitation to engage Catholic institutional investors, including religious orders in Ireland, and across the world, in a conversation around ethical investing and moving assets in line with Laudato Si’. This event includes a preview of the Laudato Si’ Investor Hub.

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The Missing Peace: Making Sustainable Development Work

Peace is not only essential for health, but also for achieving all the SDGs, including for our common environmental goals. In the run-up to Stockholm+50, Ecosystem for Peace is highlighting the importance of inclusive and just peace in order to sustain a healthy planet or achieve prosperity for all. Recognizing that peace and conflict sensitivity are indeed inextricably linked to environmental policy, their insightful article “The Missing Peace: Making Sustainable Development Work” highlights four key opportunities and concrete recommendations for integrating peace into sustainable development. You are invited to join a discussion on Making Peace with nature on 31 May 2022.

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The Ecological Gurdwara Project: Green Guide for Sikh Temples

Spiritual buildings are valuable centres for like‐minded individuals to form, discuss, and exchange ideas and beliefs. Sacred places breed
trust and receptivity – two key ingredients for embracing the concept of universal collectivity. Therefore, to disseminate the message of
sustainable living, environmental stewardship, and the cosmology of ‘oneness’, what better place to start than the Gurdwara itself?

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Laudato Si’ invites dialogue between Christians, Muslims

From the historic signing of the Abu Dhabi Declaration on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together, to the 2015 Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change, the call for ecological conversion is resonating with two of the world’s major religions.

A joint lecture between ACU and the Pontifical Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies, to be held at the ACU’s Rome campus and livestreamed to a global audience, will further explore how the landmark encyclical has found common ground among Christians and Muslims in Australia and beyond.

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Buddhist-Catholic Dialogue on Climate Change

On Tuesday, May 24th join the Parliament’s Buddhist-Catholic Dialogue on Climate Change for the launch of It’s Time to Talk, an initiative of the that calls leaders and practitioners of the two traditions to answer the urgent need to respond to the climate crisis through reflection, dialogue, and action. The Buddhist-Catholic Dialogue on Climate Change is an initiative of the Parliament of the World’s Religions and its Climate Action Task Force.

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The Interfaith School: Interfaith Youth Movement in Facing Climate Change Challenges

The Interfaith School (SLI) is jointly organized by the Institute for Interfaith Dialogue in Indonesia, the Faculty of Theology, Duta Wacana Christian University (UKDW), the Theology Faculty, Sanata Dharma University and the Ushuluddin Faculty, State Islamic University, Yogyakarta. The theme of the Interfaith School XIII, “Religion and Climate Change” is becoming increasingly relevant and needs to be followed up with concrete actions. This will take place on Saturday, 21 May 2022.

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The Great Green Wall

Rio Conventions Pavilion at UNCCD COP 15: Discussions on the final day revolved around the Great Green Wall Day—its gains, its challenges, and it extends a hand beyond Africa to people living everywhere.

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