Global Conversationalists: Discovering Synergies & Sharing Knowledge

The Global Conversations series connects faith-based climate activists around the world to discover synergies and share knowledge.

Introducing the Conversationalists for our December 5th Global Conversation:

Amber Burgin is a Baptist Minister, community mental health professional, and the founder of Elijah’s Farm, an agriculture project that seeks to grow quality produce, provide community education on food apartheid, and offer access to nutrient-rich food in communities where such access is limited. Amber works with communities in North Carolina dealing with the impacts of climate change. 

Gauranga Das is a leader in the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. He is an environmental steward and as the Director of Govardhan Ecovillage has implemented internationally recognized sustainability initiatives. An extraordinary teacher, academician, and speaker, Gauranga Das is the trustee of a manuscripts library containing approximately 20,000 works on a vast variety of India’s ancient religions and cultures. 

Sevim Kalyoncu is the executive director of Green Muslims, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit working to help connect the American Muslim community with nature and climate action. She speaks at local mosques, leads nature hikes, and puts together outdoor classes through Green Muslims’ Our Deen (Faith) is Green! youth education program.

Rabbi Yonatan Neril founded and directs The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development and its Jewish Eco Seminars branch. He speaks internationally on religion and the environment, and co-organized twelve interfaith environmental conferences in Israel and the U.S. Rabbi Neril is the lead author and general editor of two books on Jewish environmental ethics, and is publishing an ecological commentary on the Hebrew Bible.

Meryne Warah is a Project Officer at Pan African Climate Justice Alliance and formerly worked on gender and climate change issues with the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya. She has expertise in the effects of climate, energy, and land use policy on indigenous communities in East Africa. 

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