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.
WebForum conversations will be archived online and considered for expansion into upcoming webinars hosted by the Climate Action Task Force, in partnership with the Security and Sustainability Forum.
The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the webforum belong solely to the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of Parliament of the World's Religions.
On June 4, 2019, The Parliament and the Security and Sustainability Forum presented the first in a series of Webinars on Faith and Climate. The Webinar focused on Juliana et al v. The United States, and addressed both the legal issues involved and the scientific basis for the claims of the plaintiffs.
Our second Climate Action WebForum is a discussion about 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.”
We are excited to launch our first Climate Action WebForum with a discussion about Juliana v. United States, the landmark “Youth Climate Suit” begun in 2015 by 21 young people from across the U. S. The case is proceeding through the federal courts and is gaining momentum, support, and international attention throughout the global environmental community. The Parliament is currently preparing an amicus curiae brief in support of the suit.
WebForum is an online conversation about current topics that are shaping actions and decisions about Earth’s changing climate. Join us here to discuss breaking news, significant issues, and important developments in the climate action community. Each topic features a lead essay from an interfaith climate leader, with responses from invited “panelists” and comments and questions from readers to help us continue the discussions.