An informal interfaith gathering in the spirit of Talanoa dialogue

Ahead of COP28, LWF, as part of the Interfaith Liaison Committee to the UNFCCC, invites persons interested in climate justice and interfaith dialogue to an informal interfaith gathering in the spirit of Talanoa dialogue.

This gathering serves as a platform for faith communities attending COP28 to share their initiatives, concerns, and hopes in their work for climate justice under a Talanoa dialogue framework.

Talanoa dialogues are indigenous peoples from Fiji’s way of solving problems in their communities, and the Fijian Presidency of COP23 introduced the concept to work on the most challenging issues. The methodology of the Talanoa dialogue leads participants to address the following questions:

Where are we?
Where do we want to go?
How do we get there?

This event will introduce an opening panel that will expose the different topics available for conversation, followed by small-group Talanoa dialogues where participants will be able to exchange perspectives and thoughts. This will be followed by an interfaith spiritual service and a light shared meal for those attending in person.

The event will also offer an opportunity to create an Interfaith Talanoa Call from the voices present expressing concerns, demands and hopes to be delivered to the UNFCCC Executive Secretariat.

Schedule (in-person)

15:00 Arrivals
15:30 Welcome, Opening & Panel discussion (live streamed)
17:00 Talanoa Small Group Discussions on the role of faith actors (you can choose your group below)
18:30 Interfaith service (live streamed)
19:20 Light shared meal
20:00 End


The opening Panel & Interfaith Service (no registration) will be available online:
(Small Groups registration)
Register for in-person attendance in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Time: 15:00 – 22:00 | GMT+04:00
Location: Online and In person: Christ Church Jebel Ali, Dubai United Arab Emirates
Series: COP28
Contact: Ms Elena Cedillo



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