Sharing Our Gifts for Life on Earth: Climate Action for Peace

On Tuesday, December 15th at 6:00 PM EST the Parliament's Director of Climate Action, Joshua Basofin, joined a special broadcast on WE! Show, a monthly social media broadcast of We, the World.

Speaking on the topic, Sharing Our Gifts for Life on Earth: Climate Action for Peace the broadcast was hosted by Rick Ulfik and Sue Blythe and also featured the participation of Dot Maver, National Peace Academy; ShaRon Rea, No Judgment Just Love; and Hoda Mahmoudi, Baha’i Chair for World Peace / U Maryland.

ShaRon Rea is a passionate woman on a serious mission to make the world a better place. She is founder of the global movement No Judgment. Just Love. ® whose mission is to inspire us all to live together with unconditional allowance, one courageous action at a time. 

ShaRon is a family relationships expert, author,  inspirational speaker and owner of The Whole Family Coaching. Her joy and purpose is to educate and inspire parents and children to live together with love, respect and cooperation. ShaRon is a dynamic facilitator as well as a compassionate life and family coach. She is an expert in parenting solutions for co-parenting after divorce, single fathers, parents raising teens, and every caregiver committed to raising happy, well-adjusted children of any age.

Dr. Dot Maver is an educator and peacebuilder whose keynote is inspiring cooperation on behalf of the common good. She is co-founder of Global Silent Minute, National Peace Academy USA, Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures for Peace, River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding, and was founding executive director of The Peace Alliance. In 2004 Dot was national campaign manager for Kucinich for President. Her work in education, politics and grassroots community organizing is focused on applied peacebuilding utilizing a shared responsibility and shared leadership model as she helps create the conditions for a culture of peace.

Professor Hoda Mahmoudi has held The Bahá’í Chair for World Peace at the University of Maryland, College Park since 2012. As Chair, she studies structural racism and root causes of prejudice, equality of women as a prerequisite to peace, human nature, global governance, and globalization and the environment. As director of this endowed academic program, Professor Mahmoudi collaborates with a wide range of scholars, researchers, and practitioners to advance interdisciplinary analysis and open discourse on global peace. Before joining the University of Maryland faculty, Professor Mahmoudi served as the coordinator of the Research Department at the Bahá’í World Centre in Haifa, Israel.  Professor Mahmoudi is co-editor of Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Rights and Human Dignity and of Children and Globalization; and other publications.

Joshua Basofin is Director of Climate Action at Parliament of the World’s Religions. Joshua has worked in the environmental field for over fifteen years as an attorney, advocate, sustainability expert, and writer. He started his career in roles with Environment Now and Defenders of Wildlife focusing on water policy and environmental conservation. Joshua later worked with businesses, local governments, and civil society to develop strategies for systemically reducing their environmental impact. He has advised organizations independently and on behalf of Beyond Business and Forum for the Future. Joshua is excited to be working with interfaith and faith-based organizations to realize their enormous potential for addressing climate change and committing to actions that help achieve a decarbonized world. Joshua holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his law degree, with honors, from Chicago-Kent College of Law.