Buddhists, Hindus, Jews and Muslims could join Christians in persuading global leaders to agree ambitious, sustainable goals at the next global talks on climate change by joining forces, says the new WCC chief.
Christian Ecology Link has launched a support network for “Churches in Transition”, part of the Transition Towns movement, and has held a major national conference on the transition to low carbon lives.
The climate-change campaign needs a sense of can-do enthusiasm, says Giles Fraser. It would be really something if faith leaders were able to help replace gloomy defeatism with a broader version of something Christians call hope.
The Wave, a visual protest being organised by the Stop Climate Chaos coalition, promises to be the UK's biggest-ever demonstration in support of international environmental action to combat climate change.
Leaders of nine major faiths have presented 60 ideas for lessening carbon emissions to the United Nations after the Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, singled out the religious community as key in fighting climate change.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Chief Rabbi and the Catholic Archbishop of Westminster have joined faith-based groups across the UK in calling for “urgent measures” to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the run-up to Copenhagen.