Quakers in Britain, Friends World Committee for Consultation and Quaker United Nations Office are among the signatories to the COP22 Interfaith Climate Statement delivered to United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, at the UN climate change negotiations in Marrakesh.
A lively, youthful and demanding faith group voice of faith was heard clearly in the streets of Marrakech last Sunday (13 November 2016), where a joint group from ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation and the World Council of Churches marched among several thousand activists to demand environmental justice during the UN climate conference COP22.
“This is the time to step forward and act as trustees to Mother Earth. Together, by supporting each other’s progress we can go further and faster”, reads the 'COP22 Interfaith Statement', a document prepared by faith communities involved in advocacy work on climate change at the 22nd Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Pax Christi International, together with the World Council of Churches and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, are working with one voice in their attempts to ensure global support in the UN General Assembly later this month to take forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations.
Land rights, equity in development resource flows and life-enhancing epistemologies were among the themes emphasised by faith-based organisations at the World Social Forum (WSF) in Montreal, Canada on 9-14 August 2016
The UN Open-ended Working Group has completed its second session (13 May 2016) on working out how to bring in new treaties that could lead to multi-lateral disarmament. The UK government is boycotting this intergovernmental meeting.
A coalition of faith-based organisations are reiterating the importance of an inter-religious approach to the 16 Days of Activism to end gender-based violence, which is observed annually throughout the world.