_L-R__ Abbot Phra Faisal 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_ University of Gajah Mada_ S.E. Marcelo Sanchez Coronado_ Cancellor_ Pontifical Academy of Sciences_ Bishop Gunnar Stalsett_ 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_
(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.

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Leaders religiosi affrontano migrazioni e sviluppo sostenibile attraverso i valori religiosi e l’etica

     Religious Leaders Address Migration and Sustainable Development Through Religious Values and Ethics
Third Meeting of Ethics in Action at the Vatican and Policy Recommendations to G20/T20 in Berlin


(Ethics in Action participants; Center: Rabbi Rick Jacobs)
In response to the largest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War and one of the great ethical challenges of the 21st century, the third meeting of Ethics in Action addressed mass migration, emphasizing the underlying ethical principles that all communities affected by the refugee crisis share.

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 Dear Esteemed Colleague:
There is a growing consensus among the world’s religions that we–each according to her or his tradition–have a moral and religious obligation to protect the earth and its people from the ravages of climate change. Tropical rainforests, one of the planet’s most vital life-support systems, are threatened due to deforestation. This deeply undermines the global efforts on combatting the perilous consequences of climate change. Through multi-religious partnership, the wisdom of each religious tradition can be a resource to help us cultivate the values and virtues essential for harmonious interactions with each other and our common home, earth.

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