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ILC Interfaith online event series

Faiths Unite: Visions for Transformative Climate Action

A 3-part interactive online series organised by the Interfaith Liaison Committee (ILC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Every Tuesday, 27 October to 10 November 2020 

The Interfaith Liaison Committee welcomes friends from around the world to learn, discuss and explore climate action in the run up to what should have been COP26. We welcome members from different religious communities, alongside scientists and policymakers, to meet and share their visions for faith based climate action in 2020. 

Online Event #1

The World We Want

The first online session will provide a space to explore the response offered by different faith traditions to the current climate crisis and COVID-19. The discussion will focus on how these perspectives might help to navigate through  this precarious moment.

When: 27 OCTOBER 2020

Time: 9:00-10:30 AM GMT | 10:00-11:30 AM CET | 4:00-5:30 PM EST | 

With:

  • Reverend James Bhagwan, Pacific Conference of Churches (Fiji) 
  • Iyad Abu Moghli, Faith for Earth UNEP (Nairobi)
  • Liza Zogib, Divers Earth and Chair of the IUCN Religion, Spirituality, Environmental Conservation and Climate Justice Specialist Group (Switzerland) 
  • Mohamed Mohideen, Islamic Council of Victoria (Australia)

Moderated by: Faith Biddle, from the Friends World Committee for Consultation (UK)

Register here 

pdf Download #1 flyer here (372 KB)

This interactive event is in English.

 

Online Event #2

COP26 – Ramp Up Ambition!

The second online session will bring together representatives from the scientific, policy and faith communities engaged on climate change. This will be an interdisciplinary discussion on the agenda for COP26 and what this means for  climate action now.

When: 3 NOVEMBER 2020

Time: 4:00-5:30 PM GMT | 5:00-6:30 PM CET | 11:00:12:30 AM EST

With: 

  • Sarmad Iqbal, Islamic Relief Worldwide (Pakistan)
  • Neil Thorns, Chair of the Climate Coalition and Advocacy Director at CAFOD (UK)
  • Prof Joyashree Roy, Bangabandhu Chair Professor, Asian Institute of Technology. IPCC Author (Thailand)
  • Moema de Miranda, Churches and Mining, Franciscans, Brazil
  • Ovais Sarmad, UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary (Bonn) 

Moderated by: Lindsey Fielder Cook, Representative for Climate Change, Quaker United Nations Office (Geneva)

Register here 

pdf Download #2 flyer here  (1.10 MB)

This interactive event is in English with Spanish translation.

 

Online Event #3

Hope For The Future

The final session will offer a space for dialogue on faith-based climate action. Share and reflect on stories of hope in action from faith communities around the world. The session will offer interactive opportunities for participants, facilitating connections and raising motivation for the year ahead.

When: 10 NOVEMBER 2020

Time: 4:00-6:30 PM GMT | 5:00-7:30 PM CET | 11:00-13:30 AM EST

With:

  • Tais Tokusato, Soka Institute for the Amazon (Brazil)
  • Fr Joshtrom Kureethadam, Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (India) 
  • Khulekani Sizwe Magwaza, Lutheran World Federation Youth Representative (South Africa) 
  • Sister Jayanti Kirpalani, Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (UK)

Moderated by: Chiara Martinelli, from CIDSE – The International family of Catholic social justice organisations (Belgium)

This interactive event is in English with Spanish translation.

Register here 

Download #3 flyer here

Download the general flyer for all three here

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