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In addition to this sampling, you can view a YouTube playlist of Interreligious Cooperation and Ecology videos here.

 

FORUM2020: Global Interfaith Prayer Service for the Earth
Temple of Understanding & Marble Collegiate Church
October 17, 2020

FORUM2020 & the Global Interfaith Prayer Service for the Earth were held on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the Temple of Understanding. World religious and spiritual visionaries, Indigenous leaders, scientists, and youth environmental activists came together to address the urgency of the climate crisis with strategies for inspired collective action. Over forty international speakers offered their wisdom and perspectives through keynote addresses, diverse panels, inspiring prayers and sacred music.

 


FORUM2020: Science, Spirituality, Climate Emergency, and Our Future
Temple of Understanding & Marble Collegiate Church
October 16, 2020

FORUM2020 & the Global Interfaith Prayer Service for the Earth were held on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the Temple of Understanding. World religious and spiritual visionaries, Indigenous leaders, scientists, and youth environmental activists came together to address the urgency of the climate crisis with strategies for inspired collective action. Over forty international speakers offered their wisdom and perspectives through keynote addresses, diverse panels, inspiring prayers and sacred music.


Multi Faith Earth Day Service in honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day
Washington National Cathedral
April 19, 2020

Washington National Cathedral and Interfaith Power & Light co-host this online service focused on our shared call to climate action. Join us in prayer and song in honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Our traditions are beautiful in their diversity. Each offers a unique gift to our collective effort to protect our Earth with all her living communities. Leaders from Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Latter-Day Saints, Muslim, Sikh, Unitarian Universalist and other spiritual communities share their traditions’ gifts through sacred text, commentary, and song, and call us to collective action.


If Not Now, Then What? The Present and Future of Climate Change
Jewish Council for Public Affairs Workshop
2020

Peer-reviewed science offers a clear consensus: that climate change, caused by humans, is an existential threat, and the defining issue of our time. How can the Jewish community–from JCRCs to synagogues to national agencies–step up to meet this challenge? In this session, top Jewish and interfaith experts offer concrete suggestions on why, how, and with whom to prioritize climate change as a core Jewish communal concern. They discuss the coalitional value of Jewish visibility, especially around environmental justice; the multi-faith promise of a growing response, linking Jewish communities deeply with our Christian, Muslim, and other counterparts; and the intergenerational urgency of staying relevant, as young people around the world lead the charge to address the climate crisis. Moderator: Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb, Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL) Speakers: Cassandra Carmichael, National Religious Partnership for the Environment(NRPE); Nigel Savage, Hazon; Joelle Novey, Interfaith Power and Light for MD-DC-NoVA


Faith-Based Perspectives on Respect for Creation
2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions

Nearly all religious and spiritual traditions of the world call upon their followers to respect creation and preserve it for future generations. This moderated panel discussion will include Catholic, Spiritualist, Zoroastrian, and Hindu perspectives, with a Q&A to follow.


“Spirituality & the Environment”
His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama and other religious leaders
University of Portland
May 9, 2013

His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama joins Father E. William Beauchamp, Grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgrim, Rabbi Michael Cahana, and Imam Muhammad Najeeb in an interfaith discussion on spirituality and the environment. The religious leaders draw from the depths of their traditions to highlight the importance of interfaith tolerance and respect for the interconnected web of life.


Religion and the Environment
PBS: Religion and Ethics Newsweekly
April 19, 2013


Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth Book Trailer
Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth, A Collection of Essays Edited by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
2013

Showing the deep connection between our present ecological crisis and our lack of awareness of the sacred nature of creation, this series of essays from spiritual and environmental leaders around the world shows how humanity can transform its relationship with the Earth. Combining the thoughts and beliefs from a diverse range of essayists, this collection highlights the current ecological crisis and articulates a much-needed spiritual response to it. Perspectives from Buddhism, Sufism, Christianity, and Native American beliefs as well as physics, deep psychology, and other environmental disciplines, make this a well-rounded contribution.


7 Billion Brothers and Sisters: The Dalai Lama’s Hope for the Planet
Produced by Carol Thomas Koon; Director/Cinematographer/Editor, Brian Kimmel
2013

The Dalai Lama brings together spiritual, political and scientific leaders for the Environmental Summit in Portland, Oregon to discuss spirituality and the environment. With an emphasis on personal responsibility, His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama says human-caused damage to the planet is immoral.


Mind and Life Conference XXIII
Session 1 - Ecology, Ethics and Interdependence
Dharamsala, India
October 17-21, 2011

His Holiness the Dalai Lama in dialogue with contemplative scholars, activists and ecological scientists who discuss the interconnection between individual choices and environmental consequences.


Mind and Life XXIII Conference
Session 1 - Ecology, Ethics and Interdependence

His Holiness, the 17th Karmapa
Dharamsala, India
October 17-21, 2011

His Holiness, the 17th Karmapa speaking at His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s gathering of contemplative scholars, activists and ecological scientists who discuss the interconnection between individual choices and environmental consequences.


Global Environmental Justice Documentaries

The Global Environmental Justice Documentaries collection has many interreligious films.  First released April 2019, this project is a curated compilation of 25 documentaries selected by faculty who wrote the accompanying teacher’s guides. The subscriptions, which support the project, are especially low, thanks to underwriting provided by the Luce Foundation.
 
 

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