Parliament of the World’s Religions

Here is a sampling of videos from Parliament panels on topics related to religion and ecology.

You can find more on the Parliament’s YouTube channel.


Chief Oren Lyons Gives Keynote Address at the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions
Chief Oren Lyons, Jr., a Native American Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan of the Seneca Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy,  addresses the Spotlight of Indigenous Peoples plenary at the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 19th.


Dr. Vandana Shiva Delivers Parliament Keynote Address
Dr. Vandana Shiva, Hindu author and environmental justice activist, addresses the Faith In Women plenary at the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions on October 16th.


Connecting Hearts on Climate Change
Every religious, spiritual and faith tradition views earth through a sacred lens and teaches adherents to protect the environment and all forms of life on our planet. At a vital moment in history, the Global Interfaith Movement and the Environmental Movement Join Forces at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City on October 15 - 19, 2015.


Talk by Mary Evelyn Tucker
Panel on “The Earth Charter and the New UN Development Agenda”
2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions, Salt Lake City, Utah
October 15 - 19, 2015 

Panelists include Mary Evelyn Tucker, Richard Clugston, and Dr. Kusimita Pedersen. 2015 is a promising year for mobilizing for transformative change. Governments adopted a Post 2015 UN Development Agenda in September 2015 which is guided by sustainable development goals (SDGs). Governments will meet in Paris (COP 21) in December 2015 to adopt a binding agreement on climate change. The Earth Charter, completed in 2000, provides a development agenda that cares for people and the planet. Working with a coalition of religious, spiritual and values-based organizations Earth Charter International has been actively seeking to ensure that governments adopt a Post 2015 UN development agenda that promotes full human development (spiritual growth and sustainable living) within a flourishing Earth community. These organizations have also been active in encouraging their governments to adopt a climate change treaty that makes a just transition to a carbon neutral future. The presenters describe their efforts to shape the SDGs and to advance climate justice followed by a discussion of the impact actions can have on the Climate Change treaty at COP 21 in Paris, six weeks after the Parliament.


Talk by Dr. Kusumita Pedersen
Panel on “The Earth Charter and the New UN Development Agenda”
2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions, Salt Lake City, Utah
October 15 - 19, 2015

(See above for panel description)


Talk by Richard Clugston
Panel on “The Earth Charter and the New UN Development Agenda”
2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions, Salt Lake City, Utah
October 15 - 19, 2015

(See above for panel description)


Interview with Mary Evelyn Tucker on religion and the environment
Taped at the Parliament of the World’s Religions
October 2015

Prof. Mary Evelyn Tucker introduces the Earth Charter
Parliament of the World’s Religions, Melbourne, Australia
October 2009

Prof. Mary Evelyn Tucker, Founder of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale, opens a panel on the Earth Charter at the Parliament of the World’s Religions 2009 in Melbourne and gives an introduction to the main themes of this international declaration.


Pt. 1 Human Face of Climate Change: Mary Evelyn Tucker
Melbourne, Australia (2009)


Pt. 2 Human Face of Climate Change: Mary Evelyn Tucker
Melbourne, Australia (2009)


Pt. 3 Human Face of Climate Change: Mary Evelyn Tucker
Melbourne, Australia (2009)


350.org International Day of Climate Action: Mary Evelyn Tucker
Melbourne, Australia (2009)


Pt. 1 Thomas Berry & The Great Work of Our Time: Anne Marie Dalton
Melbourne, Australia
2009

Anne Marie Dalton is a professor of religion and culture at St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada. She teaches and researches in the area of religion and ecology, science and religion, and religion and development. She completed her doctoral thesis on the the work of Thomas Berry. She is a member of the Canadian Forum On Religion and Ecology.


Pt. 2 Thomas Berry & The Great Work of Our Time: Anne Marie Dalton
Melbourne, Australia
2009


Pt. 1 Thomas Berry The Great Work: Mary Evelyn Tucker
Melbourne, Australia
2009


Pt. 2 Thomas Berry The Great Work: Mary Evelyn Tucker
Melbourne, Australia
2009


Pt. 3 Thomas Berry The Great Work: Christopher Key Chapple
Melbourne, Australia
2009


Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker: ecology & religion
Filmed at the Parliament of the World’s Religions, Barcelona
July 10, 2004

Professor Mary Evelyn Tucker talks about the role religions can play in addressing the ecological problems of our time. Although all major religious traditions predate our modern awareness of the environmental situation, many are strongly rooted in humanitys dependency on natural cycles and the seasons. Here, Tucker explains how religions are reawakening this sense of connectedness to nature and gives encouraging examples of how eco-activism is emerging across the religious spectrum.


Mary Evelyn Tucker at the Parliament of the World’s Religions
July 2004

Carter Phipps of EnlightenNext magazine asks Mary Evelyn Tucker about the future of  religion and spirituality