The Washington-based environmental organization, EcoSikh has released a statement on climate change from the Sikh perspective, the first of its kind from a Sikh organization. The statement outlines new actions Sikhs can take to strengthen their connection to the Sikh faith through environmentalism, and expand their political voice within their communities.
The Black Church issued this statement on October 29, 2015, drafted by Dr. Samuel Tolbert, Jr. (President, National Baptist Convention of America), Dr. Jessie Bottoms (Vice President, National Baptist Convention USA), Bishop Seth Lartey (AMEZ), Bishop Ronald Cunningham (CME), Dr. Carroll Baltimore (Global United Fellowship), Dr. Leonard Lovett (COGIC).
Thich Nhat Hanh’s statement on Climate Change for the United Nations
In 2014, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) approached Thich Nhat Hanh as an international faith leader, to request a brief statement about climate change and our relationship to one another and to the Earth.
This statement was published on the UNFCCC website, ahead of the Paris Climate Summit in September 2015.
International Dharma Teachers’ Statement on Climate Change
A group of Dharma teachers from Africa, Europe, Asia, Canada, and the U.S. have issued a statement describing core Buddhist insights into the root causes of the climate crisis and ways to minimize its potentially tragic consequences.
The teachers hope that by signing the statement both Dharma teachers and Sangha members will make solutions to climate disruption a central focus of their personal and collective activities. The teachers also hope that signers will use the statement to describe the Buddhist community’s perspective on the causes and solutions to climate change in interfaith dialogues, policy debates, and other public forums.
The International Islamic Climate Change Symposium was held in Istanbul on 17-18 August 2015 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 Declaration was signed on the 18th August 2015: Download here
The Lausanne Movement – 2012 Creation Care Call to Action
The Lausanne Global Consultation on Creation Care and the Gospel met from 29 Oct – 2 Nov 2012 in St. Ann, Jamaica to build on the creation care components of the Cape Town Commitment.
A Christian response entails that we, as followers of Christ, act priestly, prophetically and also in a royal-servant manner. This document indeed offers a Christian – and therefore a priestly, prophetic and royalservant – response to the immense challenges of climate change that we have to deal with.