Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation is an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to relieve the suffering of those in need, and create a better world for all. In Chinese, “tzu” means compassion, and “chi” relief: with open hearts and helping hands, our volunteers are here to serve you. On Thursday 4 November Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation conducted a Press Conference on “Climate Without Borders”. Read more here

The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD) reveals the connection between religion and ecology and mobilizes faith communities to act. ICSD works on a global basis, with current engagement in Africa, the Middle East, North America, and Europe. On evening of 4 November, the Interfaith Centre for Sustainable Development hosted a Press Conference on the Climate Emergency. Read more here

A Round Table Discussion on the Ethics of Climate Change United Nations Web TV captured a side event at COP 26 – the Ethics of Climate Change: Round table at the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) between United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, Lord Williams, R. Sennett, Saskia Sassen and Maryam Grassly. Read more here

The Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology gives an update on religious and faith-based activity at COP 26, Glasgow. >Read more here

EcoSynagogue is an organization that encourages environmental sustainability and awareness in the British Jewish community, one synagogue at a time. Headed by Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg of the Masorti movement, Rabbi David Mason of the Orthodox United Synagogue union, Rabbi Mark Goldsmith of the Movement for Reform Judaism, and Rabbi Tanya Sakhnovich of the British Liberal Judaism movement, EcoSynagogue’s goals and ideals appeal to all streams of Judaism. Read more here

EcoShabbat Live in London: This Friday at 3:15pm join Rabbi Dr Samuel Landau, Rabbi of Barnet United Synagogue, for an uplifting and inspiring Kabbalat Shabbat service. The United Synagogue is proud to be supporting EcoShabbat, an EcoSynagogue project for COP26. Read more here

NOA – Networks Overcoming Antisemitism is joining EcoSynagogue in helping jewish communities assess how they can be more eco-friendly. By forming Environmental Impact Teams and creating a synagogue eco-policy – such as recycling, reducing packaging, using energy-efficient lightbulbs, composting, planting a community garden. By talking about environmentalism in sermons and in ‘shiurim.’ By hosting environment-centered programs and discussions for congregants and youths. Their EcoShabbat program in November 2021 has a range of events, such as an alternative vegan Friday night dinner, with vegan recipes for traditional Jewish meals. NOA is participating in this program. Read more here

Uniting hearts to heal the world – collective meditation event where Brahma Kumaris and partners share moments of silence and prayers from Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Bahai, Hinduism and Buddhist and Indigenous chants. Meditation by Sister Jayanti Kirpalani. Music by Terra Attune. In Person and Digital event. Read more here

Handing over the Interfaith Declaration on Climate Change: More than ten faith groups and NGOs gathered on 2 November to call on world leaders to deliver on climate justice at COP26. The “Faith in Action” event took place at St George’s Tron Church of Scotland. Read more here

From the IPCC:

Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns, mainly caused by human activities, especially the burning of fossil fuels.

 



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