Halki Summit IV Online

Tara C. Trapani

This week, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is holding the Fourth Halki Summit online, due to the global pandemic. The theme this year is “COVID-19 and Climate Change: Living with and Learning from a Pandemic.” 


The summit consists of three webinars:


Impact on Nature,” which took place Tuesday night and featured the Patriarch, Mary Evelyn Tucker, Bill McKibben, and Jeffrey Sachs


Importance of Science,” on Wednesday, which featured Katharine Hayhoe, Metropolitan John of Pergamon, Nadia Abuelezam, and Gayle Woloschak. 


Implications for Health,” which will air this evening at 8pm EST, featuring George Stavros, Merropolitain Nathanael of Chicago, Sotiris Tsiodras, and Sandra Mathoslah. 


From the event website:

COVID-19 has lowered global carbon emissions; but it hasn’t slowed climate change. Our response to COVID-19 has precipitated the discovery of a vaccine; but it has left the world with a staggering number of deaths. The pandemic of Covid-19 has permanently affected our planet and altered our lives. The world has wrestled to survive and learned to live with the coronavirus. But what are the lessons that we have learned? What has been the impact on nature and the environment? What have been the implications for healthcare? And what have we understood about the relevance and importance of science?


Register now to participate in the third evening, “Implications for Health” at 8pm EST tonight. 


If you missed the first two evenings, the recordings will be posted to the Ecumenical Patriarchate YouTube channel early next week. 


For more information on the Ecumenical Patriarch’s environmental work, see our collection of videos on him or go to the Religion Science, and the Environment Symposia site. 


To find out more about the previous Halki Summits, see the video below or go to the summit site.