Global church representatives gather in New York City from 15 November to press three issues at the United Nations: peoples being displaced by climate change, indigenous rights and Colombia's protracted internal conflict.
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.
Catholic agency Progressio has told senior faith leaders from across the UK that poor and marginalised communities in the developing world are a vital “part of the solution” in tackling 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.
Britain's Methodist, Baptist and United Reformed Churches have called on European politicians to make firm commitments on climate change policy at the EU summit meeting in Strasbourg, which starts today.
The Methodist Church, the Baptist Union of Great Britain and the United Reformed Church have urged the EU to agree carbon cuts of at least 40% below 1990 levels by 2020 and for these cuts to be made without extensive use of offsets.