Statements on Climate Change

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Sikh Statement on Climate Change

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.

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A Shared Quaker Statement: Facing the Challenge of Climate Change

A Quaker statement on climate change

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Statement of the Bahá’í International Community on Climate Change

Shared Vision, Shared Volition: Choosing Our Global Future Together

A statement of the Bahá’í International Community to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, France, 23 November 2015

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Indigenous Elders And Medicine Peoples Council Statement on Climate Change

This statement was issued by the Indigenous Elders And Medicine Peoples Council to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change COP21.

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Rabbinic Letter on Climate Change

On October 29, 2015,  425 rabbis signed a Rabbinic Letter on the Climate Crisis, calling for vigorous action to prevent worsening climate disruption and to seek eco-social justice.

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Black Church Climate Change Statement

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).

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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.

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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.

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Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change

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.

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Nairobi Declaration on Climate Change

African faith leaders gathered at UNEP in Nairobi, Kenya on the 7th and 8th June 2011, to discuss climate change and how it would be addressed at COP17.

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SAFCEI Open letter to world leaders attending UN Climate Summit

We from the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) humbly ask the leaders of the nations of the world to care for and treasure the Earth and all that is on it.

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Climate Change – A Challenge to Churches

Climate Change – A Challenge to the Churches in SA

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.