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Statements By Faith Leaders

Australian religions

ARRCC has assembled a collection of statements by faith leaders in Australia and overseas, demonstrating the links between the beliefs of the world's major religions, and action on climate change. To read these statements, click on the links in the column on the right.

Interfaith Climate Statement at Marrakesh, 2017

See the Interfaith Climate Statement here signed by the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and around 220 others, including Australia's Grand Mufti and other prominent clergy.

Statements on Paris climate talks, 2016

Indigenous Elders and Medicine Peoples Council Statement, United Nations Convention on Climate Change
COP21 Paris, France, November 30 - December 11, 2015

http://spiret.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Formal-Statement_IndigenousEldersandMedicinePeoples_COP21.pdf

 

Multi-Faith Peace Mandala

Statement of Faith and Spiritual Leaders, issued on October 20th, on the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21 in Paris in December 2015

http://actalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/COP21_Statement_englisch2.pdf

Religious Leaders' Open Letter 

ARRCC's Religious Leader Ambassadors have released a number of Open Letters on Climate Change, addressed to our political leaders and to the Australian Public.

The video clip below features a part of the letter originally composed in the lead-up to the 2013 Federal elections. These letters stand as evidence of the united stance of people of faith on climate change.

 

A Common Belief

A Common Belief, a collection of statements from representatives of all major religions in Australia, compiled by The Climate Institute.

Common Belief includes statements for: Aboriginal people, Anglicans, The Australian Christian Lobby, Baha'i believers, Baptists, Buddhists, Catholics, Evangelical Christians, Greek Orthodox, Hindus, Jewish People, Lutherans, Muslims, the Salvation Army, Sikhs and the Uniting Church.

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Buddhist
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Christian
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Hindu 
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Islamic
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Jewish
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