Archive | Climate Change

Interfaith statement on climate change – Agadir, Morocco 2017

We, faith-based leaders, networks and organisations representing faith and spiritual communities– Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Bah’ai, Brahma Kumaris, Animist, and Shamanic-from across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, have joined together at this non-state actors-focused Climate Chance gathering in Morocco. We are here to celebrate, recognise, and remind us all of our deep interconnection and […]

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Church leaders express regret over U.S. climate change decision

Church leaders have expressed their regret over the decision by US President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change. The agreement, reached after years of negotiations culminating in the COP21 talks in Paris in December 2015, committed world leaders to work towards reducing global temperature increases. A significant number of Anglican […]

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Water Justice Conference (St George’s Cathedral & The World)

What is water justice? – Sharing!  Where is water justice? – In your hearts! A conference – but no ordinary one About water – but with the focus on water justice Faith-based – but with knowledge and understanding drawn from science Christian – but open to people of all faiths International – but with local […]

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Marking Earth Hour in Pretoria

By Lydia Mogano On the 25th of March 2017, everyone was encouraged to participate in the environmental awareness campaign, Earth Hour, to encourage the reduction of humanity’s carbon footprint on the planet by switching off all electrical appliances between 8:30 till 9:30pm. I was invited as one of the guest speakers in Pretoria to promote […]

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Drought Proof your Garden or Farm

As the climate increasingly destabilises, drought conditions in Southern Africa will increase. Valerie Payn, who has written the book An Ecological Gardeners Handbook, offers advice on how we can adapt our gardens and surrounding environment to increased temperatures and lower rainfalls. Valerie Payn* When faced with drought farmers and gardener often react by irrigating more, […]

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