The first ever action plan specifically designed to enable religious leaders to prevent incitement to violence – the Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors to Prevent Incitement to Violence that Could Lead to Atrocity Crimes – will be launched today by Secretary General António Guterres at a meeting at United Nations Headquarters in New York. Continue reading
(L-R): Abbot Phra Paisal Vongvoravisit, Co-Founder, Sekiya Dharma; Rabbi Sir David Rosen; International Director of Interreligious Affairs, AJC; Dr. Din Syamsuddin; Centre for Religious and Cross-Cultural Studies at the University of Gadjah Mada; S.E. Monsignor Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo; Chancellor, Pontifical Academy of Sciences; Bishop Gunnar Stålsett; Bishop Emeritus of Oslo, Church of Norway; and H.E. Metropolitan Emmanuel, Director, The Liaison Office of the Orthodox Church to the European Union. 19 June 2017 (Courtesy of Reuters/Alister Doyle)
Today, there is an urgent need for religious communities to work together to protect the world’s rainforests and the indigenous peoples who take care of them.