Buddhist-Catholic Dialogue on Climate Change


An initiative of the Parliament’s Climate Action Task Force.


The Dialogue proposes that as we confront the climate crisis, it is critical to explore what it means to be Catholic and Buddhist. What aspects of these traditions contribute to factors that imperil life on the planet? Just as important, how might these traditions enable us to realize our highest human potential, the deep expression of compassion and love for each other, especially the most vulnerable among us — human and non-human — who bear the brunt of the suffering?

Who Are We?

We are the Buddhist-Catholic Dialogue on Climate Change, an initiative of the Parliament of the World’s Religions dedicated to Solidarity and care for our Common Home.

What Do We Do?

We inspire and facilitate reflection, conversation and action relating to the shared impact of climate change.

How Do We Do It?

By connecting and energizing our respective followers worldwide, we emphasize climate change dialogue through a Spiritual and Compassionate perspective.

Why Do We Do It?

Grounded in our respective faiths, we believe transformational change is possible by demonstrating a global alliance and shared caring for our common home.

It’s Time to Talk

The Buddhist-Catholic Dialogue on Climate Change proudly presents It’s Time to Talk, a social media campaign that very simply asks: What is it of your Buddhist or Catholic tradition that compels you to confront the climate crisis?

The campaign endeavors to engage those who identify with these two traditions to connect with the heart of their religions as a catalyst to respond to the existential threat of the climate crisis. That is but the first step of It’s Time to Talk. We envision this conversation growing exponentially and we need you to make that happen.

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PoWR recognizes the region we now call Chicago remains home to a diversity of Indigenous peoples today and this land upon which we walk, live, and play continues to be Indigenous land.


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