Love and Respect the Earth

Love and Respect the Earth:  Multi-Religious Collaboration to Address the Climate Crisis 

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022
Time: 9am (ET)
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In Celebration of Earth Day, a hybrid event sponsored by the City Council of Manresa, Catalonia, Spain and Religions for Peace International

The challenges the Earth and all its inhabitants are facing are dire. While civil society organizations are raising awareness of impending crises stemming from climate change and ecologically unsustainable consumption, this consciousness has yet to be translated into solid policy change or action, worldwide. The key objectives of this event are to identify the barriers that impede concrete action to address the climate crisis; engage youth, women, faith leaders, civil society actors, and policy leaders to share their perspectives and experiences in advocating for and taking action to halt environmental degradation; and develop a strategy that brings diverse stakeholders together to ensure a sustainable environment. 

Speakers include:
Mr. Marc Aloy I. Guàrdia, Alcade de Manresa, Catalan, Spain
Prof. Dr. Azza Karam, Secretary General, Religions for Peace
Mr. Philbert Aganyo, Chairperson, Kenya Interfaith Youth Network
H.E. Sheikh Shaban Mubaje – Grand Mufti, Uganda Muslim Supreme Council
Ms. Ligia Matamoros – Religions for Peace International Youth Committee, Latin America
Dr. Antoni Matabosch – Member of Grupo de Treball Estable de Religions GTER, Barcelona, Spain
Rev. Doyeon Park – Representative of Won Buddhism at the United Nations, New York
Ms. Mayssam Imad – Environmental Champion at Adyan: Foundation for Diversity, Solidarity and Human Dignity, Lebanon

Published by Won Buddhism UN & Interfaith

Won Buddhism UN & Interfaith Office envisions a world where all individuals and communities live in peace and harmony based on the Buddhist principles of interdependency and interconnectedness. We are inspired by the example of Master Sotaesan, the founder of Won Buddhism, who was also a champion of gender equality, international peace and global cooperation.