Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Climate Justice Keynote Speech by Bishop Sofie Peterson

The Lutheran Bishop of Greenland (Church of Denmark) Sofie Peterson, is an Inuk pastor who will deliver an address on climate change in Montreal this Friday March 17 (1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.).

Bishop Peterson was born in Maniitsoq, Greenland and she studied theology and graduated from the University of Copenhagen 1986.  

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Youth Litter Clean-Up Event in Montreal on Earth Day

On Earth Day Saturday, April 22nd 2017, the Stewardship of the Environment Committee of the Anglican Diocese of Montreal is organizing a spring litter clean-up day on Mount Royal.

In addition to cleaning up trash the event is designed to sensitize children to the importance of a clean environment.

Please consider joining us to help raise awareness at this critical time. This event is open to parents and their children as well as anybody who cares about acting on behalf of a healthy planet.

The first 25 kids will receive a loot bag that will include an environmentally themed children's book.

Stay tuned to the Stewardship of the Environment blog for more information or contact Richard at: stewardshipoftheenvironment@outlook.com

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Give it up for the Earth!

Give it up for the Earth! This Lent, Citizens for Public Justice invites you to participate in an exciting new faith-in-action campaign to increase climate justice in Canada. Many Christians mark Lent by “giving up” a bad habit or distracting practice during the 40 days leading up to Easter. By signing the Give it up for the Earth! pledge, you’ll be committing to Give it up for the Earth! – by reducing your driving or meat consumption, for example. You will also signal to the federal government that Canadian Christians want policy changes to move us further and faster towards international climate change goals. To learn more visit www.cpj.ca/for-the-earth and to sign the pledge, go to www.cpj.ca/pledge.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Message from Interfaith Power & Light in the Wake of Trump's Victory

In light of last night’s election results, IPL has a more important role to play than ever before. We can’t afford to backslide on our hard won victories: the Clean Power Plan, the Paris climate agreement, cleaner automobiles. Our work may have just gotten harder, but we are not giving up. There is far too much at stake.

IPL is rooted in theology -answering God’s call to be the stewards of Creation and to love each other. Our focus for 16 years has been protecting the climate while recognizing the injustice and inequality of who and where harm is experienced. We believe that climate change is a critical global challenge and we are committed to meeting that challenge by advocating to limit carbon emissions, energy efficiency and transitioning to a clean energy economy. We believe that fossil fuels belong in the ground.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Hindus Worldwide Commit to Addressing Climate Change

As the celebration of Diwali commences, this is a good time to review how Hindus around the world have pledged to act on climate change. 

Diwali is a festival of Lights and it is celebrated by Hindus and others to commemorate the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.  Rituals surrounding the event include the recitation of prayers in the name of happy, healthy futures.

As indicated in this November 23, 2015 press release Hindus are calling for climate action.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Islam and Climate Action: Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change

According to Islamic scholars, we are called to engage in climate action. The Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change is a document designed to help clarify what the Qur'an says about climate action. It was launched at a symposium in Istanbul which took place on 17, 18 August 2015. The document is a result of collaboration between of IFEES/EcoIslam and Islamic Relief World Wide in 2014. The document was reviewed by a team of Muslim specialists consisting of academics and environmentalists.