Intergenerational Perspectives on Faith and Biodiversity

December 14, 2022

On Saturday, December 10th the Parliament of the World’s Religions joined the Green Hope Foundation for an official side event of COP15: The UN Biodiversity Conference.  Intergenerational Perspectives on Faith and Biodiversity brings together an intergenerational panel of subject matter experts to discuss an intersectional approach to address the biodiversity challenges that confront us, levering the teachings of faith and spirituality to create harmony between people and planet.

Featuring Rosalind Helfand, Thematic Lead of UN Women Action Coalition on Feminist Action for Climate Justice; Sasha Alexander, Senior Policy Officer of UN Convention to Combat Desertification; Kusumita Pedersen, Trustee of the Parliament of the World’s Religions; Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, Representative of the Baha’i International Community; Sanae Okamoto, Behavioural Scientist of the United Nations University; and Kehkashan Basu M.S.M., Founder-President of Green Hope Foundation.

Land Acknowledgment

The Parliament of the World's Religions acknowledges it is situated on the traditional homelands of the Bodéwadmik (Potawatomi), Hoocąk (Winnebago/Ho’Chunk), Jiwere (Otoe), Nutachi (Missouria), and Baxoje (Iowas); Kiash Matchitiwuk (Menominee); Meshkwahkîha (Meskwaki); Asâkîwaki (Sauk); Myaamiaki (Miami), Waayaahtanwaki (Wea), and Peeyankihšiaki (Piankashaw); Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo); Inoka (Illini Confederacy); Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe), and Odawak (Odawa).

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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