Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders and climate activists gathered at St John’s on Wednesday, September 21st, for the inaugural Faith for the Climate conference. More than 130 people joined the event to grapple with the urgent question: how should religions respond to climate change?
The panel of speakers included Bishop Nicholas Holtam, the Church of England’s lead bishop on the environment; Sir David King, special representative to the foreign secretary on climate change; Rabbi Natan Levy, co-author of “Sharing Eden: Green Teachings from Jews, Christians and Muslims” and Dr Husna Ahmad, director of Global One and author of “The Green Guide to Hajj”.
A series of workshops took place across the church, to explore issues such as green investment, engaging congregations, eco-church and more. ES London Live broadcast live news updates throughout the evening.
“We were delighted with the event,” said Canon Giles Goddard, who co-chaired the evening. “What’s important now is to keep the momentum going. This is just the beginning. There is immense power when faiths get together and pool their hopes and visions for a safer planet.”
Read the press coverage:
Read Ruth Jarman's report, published on the Operation Noah website.
See the presentations of three of the speakers, below:
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? Next steps post Climate Symposium.pdf