"Do unto the Earth as you would have it do unto you."
Our religions and spiritual philosophies teach us to care for the earth.
Join us in living out this Green Rule by greening our communities, helping our neighbours and healing our planet together.
Thousands of religious and civic leaders assembling to address the critical global issues of peace, justice, and sustainability. 10,000+ people, 200+ Spiritual Traditions, 80+ Nations
While climate actions by our own faith communities are crucial, we can’t lose sight of the fact that climate destabilization can only be halted when we act collectively. That is why the Parliament of the World's Religions' international convening in Toronto next November 1-7, with an expected attendance of over 10,000, presents such an amazing opportunity for Canadian faith communities to share their stories, to learn from each other, and ultimately, to join together with other faith and spiritual communities from around the world to build a more sustainable world.
Faith & the Common Good has joined the Parliament’s Climate Action Task Force to ensure that climate change will be a major topic of the Toronto Parliament. We expect as many as 100 diverse programs on climate and related environmental issues, as well as a hospitality room, a resource centre, booths in the exhibit hall, and the 3-hour Climate Assembly from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 4.
We invite you to participate in this incredible event in any way you can.
- Encourage your members and constituencies to register to attend the Parliament at: parliamentofreligions.org/webform/2018-parliament-registration. (You can save 15% using the code: ONTARIO).
- Engage a booth in the exhibit hall — parliamentofreligions.org/webform/2018-parliament-exhibit-booth-sign
Use your website, e-blasts, and social media to raise awareness of the Parliament parliamentofreligions.org/parliament/2018-toronto/toronto-2018
Don’t miss this special gathering where we can find ways to mutually support each other and work together towards shared goals of protecting Mother Earth for the next generation.
Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Blessing of Bread and Salt, Photo: Courtesy Chris Pidwerbeski
Submitted by Christopher Hrynkow, Chair, Communities Inspired for Environmental Action Central Saskatchewan
The Ecumenical Patriach Dimitrios I inaugurated the World Day of Prayer for the Environment on September 1, 1989. As part of Pope Francis’ ecumenical outreach and as an expression of his concern for justice, peace, and the integrity of creation undertaken in the spirit of St. Francis, in 2015 Pope Francis’ established the practice in the Catholic Church. As a result, Catholics are now called to participate in the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation annually on September 1st. Here, Francis is also taking up a recommendation made in the Charta Oecumenica in 2001. That document, jointly issued by the Conference of European Churches and the Council of European Bishops Conferences recommends the establishment of an ecumenical day prayer for “the preservation of creation”.
Photo courtesy of The Anglican Diocese of Fredericton
Check out the wonderful coverage in the Anglican Diocese of Fredericton news of our recent workshop and tour of the Christ Church Cathedral buildings -- anglican.nb.ca/news/workshop-delves-into-future-of-diocesan-cathedral-buildings.
Boldly exploring the challenge of faith building regeneration and adaptive re-use in Fredericton, NB!
Next stop? Join us on Nov 3 in Winnipeg, MB to continue the conversation!
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The Lighthouse Project in Hamilton has been building a network of residents and community stakeholders in the interest of preparing neighbours for the impacts of increasing extreme weather events. This network is newly named as Community Resilience to Extreme Weather (CREW) Hamilton.