Archive | Climate Change

Now is the time to act for climate justice

By Louisa Feiter With the COP21 international climate talks coming up in Paris this year – talks that are meant to bring about a universal, legally binding agreement to combat climate change effectively – we talked to two young South African women, both committed environmental activists. They were both featured as part of Mail&Guardian’s 200 […]

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Pan African Climate Justice Campaign – Cycling Caravan from Mozambique to Kenya

29 August 2015: Pan Africa Climate Justice Campaign launches with Cycling Caravan from Mozambique to Kenya Please join us by promoting this campaign through Twitter and Facebook  Faith groups and activists in Africa, united by the desire to prevent catastrophic climate change, are launching a cycling caravan, to call on the governments of Africa and […]

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First Islamic Climate Declaration

An International Islamic Climate Change Symposium was held in Istanbul where Muslim leaders from across the world met from the 17-18 August to discuss the first Islamic Declaration on Climate change urging Muslims to take action ahead of UN Climate talks in Paris at the end of the year. The gathering called on the world’s 1.6 billion […]

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Cycling for Climate Justice

90 days. 9 countries. 6000kms. One million signatures. This is the We Have Faith – Act Now for Climate Justice campaign’s objective, as COP21 in Paris draws close. The ‘We Have faith – Act Now for Climate Justice’ is a multi-faith campaign that is anchored on the moral responsibility to care for the earth and a […]

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Imam Omar questions South Africa’s nuclear path

“There is no such thing as safe nuclear power!” Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar of the Claremont Main Road Mosque cautioned the congregation who had come to listen to his World Environment Day khutbah (sermon).  The current electricity crisis may motivate the government and some of us to favour risky energy options such as nuclear.  […]

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Dutch court orders state to reduce emissions

COP 21 is just around the corner and there is much activity around climate action, including in the courts. With this ruling, the Dutch court has shown that governments have an obligation towards their citizens regarding climate change: it is their responsibility to protect their citizens through taking protective measures. As the Guardian reported: “A […]

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Let Justice Flow Down – God and Economics

Let Justice Flow Down – God and Economics  a discussion by Bishop Geoff Davies. The world is facing multiple challenges, with burgeoning populations, diminishing resources, gross economic disparities, increasing poverty, environmental destruction.  How do we meet these challenges?  The Bible contains a number of principles regarding economics.  These will be examined to see if we […]

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