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Climate Action

Welcome to Climate Action at the 2023 Parliament of the World’s Religions. Read below to see the full list of Climate Action programs, learn how to participate in climate action at the Convening, and take action to save our planet.

  • “Only the religious forces of the world with their sense of the sacred can evoke the psychic energies needed to transform a declining Cenozoic Era into the emerging Ecozoic Era…To initiate and guide this next creative moment of the great story of the Earth is the Great Work of the religions of the world as we move into the future.”

  • “In the face of excessive greed, capitalism, materialism, and wanton exploitation of the earth, forests, the oceans, animals, and other creatures of nature in contemporary times, and in the face of man’s inhumanity to man on the dying planet, we should ask ourselves… “Isn’t it time we made a new covenant?”

  • “The Earth has enough for everyone’s needs but not for some people’s greed. My ethics do not permit me to claim but require me to own kinship with not merely the ape, but the horse and the sheep, the lion and the leopard, the snake, and the scorpion.”

Take Action

    Two Climate Assemblies during the week of the Convening advance the Parliament’s critical mission to sustainability. Join global experts and explore clear and impactful ways for you to take action to help save Earth.

    Wondering where to find your fellow climate activists during the Convening? The Climate Village is a special section of the Exhibit Hall for climate organizations, networking, and special programming.

    The Climate Action track features programming highlighting critical actions to be advanced in communities worldwide, led by voices of faith in the global mission of saving our planet.

    A sustainable Parliament experience is possible. Explore the ways in which McCormick Place is committing to sustainability and how you can do the same.

    Commit to Climate Action

    Interested in supporting Climate Action at the 2023 Parliament of the World’s Religions? Explore sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.
    How to Participate

    Voices of the Movement

    Robby Romero is a musician, writer, producer, director, and the founder/president of Native Children’s Survival, a nonprofit Indigenous Peoples Organization in special consultative status with United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
    Gerald Grudzen is an interfaith organizer and the President of Global Ministries University.
    Rabbi Jennie Rosenn is the Founder and CEO of Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action.
    Jelena Collins is the founder of the Climate Youth Coalition, where she helped create green policies.
    Elder Major ‘Moogy’ Sumner is a world renown performer and cultural ambassador of Ngarrindjeri arts, crafts, martial arts and traditional culture.
    Danica Sun was trained as a Climate Reality Leader in May 2021 and has since risen to co-director of the Climate Youth Coalition.
    Carroll Muffett is President of the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL).
    Sir Partha Dasgupta is the past President of the Royal Economic Society (1998-2001) and Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Cambridge.
    A groundbreaking scientist, environmentalist, and global leader, Dr. Jane Goodall is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), which builds on Dr. Goodall’s innovative approach to conservation, recognizing the central role that people play in the well-being of animals and the environment.
    Dharma Master Hsin Tao is the founder of the Museum of World Religions, the Global Family for Love and Peace nonprofit, and the Ling Jiou Shan Monastery.

    The following programs from the Climate Action track highlight critical actions, led by voices of faith in the global mission of saving our planet.

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