With the Conference of Parties in Glasgow right around the corner, this summer Faiths Forum for London partnered with Faith for the Climate, Faiths United Youth Network, The Royal Parks London, Friends of the Earth, Hindu Climate Action, Bahu Trust, EcoSikh, EcoSynagogue, Women’s Interfaith Network & Eco Dharma Network on an exciting project. Together, we explored the intersection of faith and nature through webinar series titled, ‘Where Nature Meets Faith’.
Every Tuesday at 7pm, for five consecutive weeks, we delved into different teachings of faith to help us in our understanding of climate justice. Over the course of the webinar series, we had speakers from each of the nine major faiths to discuss all things climate action. Some of our fantastic speakers included:
- Olivia Fuchs, a local women’s leader at Soka Gakkai International and project coordinator for the Network of Buddhist Organisation’s Eco Dharma Network;
- Canon Giles Goddard, Vicar of St John’s Church and founder and chair of the Faith for the Climate Network and;
- Malcolm Deboo, 26th elected president of the Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe.
And with their help we will be exploring some important questions, such as:
- What is the relationship between nature and religion?
- Do faith communities have a religious duty to become more environmentally sustainable?
- How can we use our faith to battle the climate crisis?
Webinar participants were then invited to exclusive guided walks led by The Royal Parks London through Regents Park which is sue to take place this September. This will be a great opportunity to get up-close and personal with our environment. And there’s more!
There will be a photography competition with some fantastic prizes up for grabs, including the chance to get your photo featured in a nature magazine.
Don’t worry if you missed it! Check out Faiths Forum for London’s YouTube channel (or the links below) to watch.
This webinar is open to the religious and the secular. It is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about protecting our environment from a perspective that you might not be familiar with and learn about how interfaith cohesion can make a real impact.
Where Nature Meets Faith: from a Christian and Islamic perspective
Where Nature Meets Faith: from a Zoroastrian & Baha’i perspective
Where Nature Meets Faith: from a Buddhist & Jain perspective
Where Nature Meets Faith: from a Hindu & Sikh perspective
Where Nature Meets Faith: from a Jewish Perspective & Guided Walks Info