Faith and Climate Webinar Series
The Parliament's Climate Action Program and the Security and Sustainability Forum are working together to produce a new webinar series. Called Faith and Climate, the webinars will bring faith leaders and climate activists from all sectors and faiths together to address our increasingly urgent and collective responsibility to act on behalf of the natural world and all humanity to change the catastrophic impact we are having on our planet.
The series focuses on the moral and religious implications of the escalating climate challenge, and the actions being taken by people of
faith to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, address the consequences of climate change, and begin an effective transition to a low-carbon economy and lifestyle. Panelists will present their perspectives on specific issues and answer questions from the audience of online participants.
Juliana vs the United States (The Youth Climate Suit)
The first webinar in the Faith and Climate Webinar Series with the Parliament of the World’s Religions began with faith-based perspectives supporting the plaintiffs in Juliana v. United States, the youth climate suit. The webinar was moderated by David Hales, President Emeritus of College of the Atlantic and Chair of Climate Action for the Parliament. It featured the Parliament’s lead counsel in its amicus curiae filing, Howard Learner of the Environmental Law and Policy Center.
The Ten Green Commandments of Laudato Si’
The second webinar in the Faith and Climate Webinar Series featured a discussion with Fr. Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam, author of The Ten Green Commandments of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’s second encyclical, “On Care for Our Common Home,” which asks “every person living on this planet” to begin a dialogue about the future of our world. The webinar was hosted by the Parliament of the World’s Religions, with sponsorship from Interfaith Power & Light and the Global Catholic Climate Movement.
Join the WebForum Conversation
WebForum is an online “conversation” addressing current topics that are shaping actions and decisions about Earth’s changing climate. Join us here to discuss significant issues and developments in the climate action community. Each topic begins with a feature essay from an interfaith climate leader, followed by responses to the essay by several panelists from the field. Comments from readers help us continue the conversation.