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UPF-UK-The Role of Faith Leaders in the Response to Climate Change
Tuesday 23 November 2021

 

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(4 PM London time,  23 Nov 2021)

Inter-religious Association for Peace and Development

'The Role of Faith Leaders in the Response to Climate Change'

Speakers Include:

• Cllr Canon Ann Easter – Commissioner for Interfaith and Inter-religious Dialogue, 

• Edwin Shuker – Vice-President of Jews from Arab Lands

• Sheikh Dr Hojjat Ramzy – Director, Oxford Islamic Information Centre

• Rev Dr Marcus Braybrooke – Co-chair, World Council of Faiths

• Sukhbir Singh Bimrah – Trustee of Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha London UK

• Rev Dr David Hanna – North Europe Director, Family Federation for World Peace 

• Bhakti Vedanta Nemi Swami – Vaishnava - Bhakti Yoga (invited)

We are very happy to invite you to join us in considering the 'Role of Faith Leaders in the Response to Climate Change'. 

If you would like to attend in person please sign up through Eventbrite to reserve your place for the limited number event. Alternatively, feel free to select "Online Participants" to attend via Zoom.

In these unprecedented times of awareness of the state of climate change and our environment, the facts are indisputable that we have damaged our planet in a huge way. We can now see some of the efforts by Government to unite to take care of the planet are unfortunately coming too late. All people of this planet must be involved to save it. As people and leaders of faith, we are well aware of God’s intent for us to be custodians of the Earth! But alas we have polluted many of the waterways and landscapes. Our communities and congregations should be playing a key role in making sure that our children can inherit a world still preserved in God’s image. 

We feel it is time for people of faith to express the voice of conscience clearly to help humanity to come to a deeper understanding of the natural world that God has given to us. While technological change is important the paradigmatic change required requires faith leaders' involvement. We are looking to illuminate how we can help reverse the rapid deterioration of our planet’s resources by reaching out to our communities to inspire them to live in balance with the planet that nurtures and sustains us. Excessive greed and inequality leads to great unhappiness and suffering. UPF promotes solutions based on 'interdependence, mutual prosperity and universal values'. Ultimately those changes will need to be based on universal values that are found often in faith scriptures.

At this time of COP26 in UK Glasgow, as well as to participate in UK Interfaith week , If different faiths come together with determination and harmony, the interfaith community will be able to make a strong contribution to compliment the work of the efforts of governments and NGOs in the search for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable future for all humanity. By product of which will be Interfaith cooperation beyond dialogue.

Our warmest regards,

Margaret Ali, Director - Mobile 07723024750

Robin Marsh, Secretary General - Mobile 07956210768

Universal Peace Federation (UPF) - UK

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