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.
Walk on Earth Gently 2017
During the 23rd Conference of Parties climate (COP23) negotiations in 2017, an Interfaith Statement was published, “Walk on Earth Gently”. While it recognised the continuing importance of systemic change, it was an invitation to reduce our personal impact on the earth by reducing emissions from transport, food waste and home energy use, and by adopting a plant-based diet.
The Statement became the foundation for the current Living the Change initiative.
Interfaith Climate Statement at Marrakesh, 2016
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, 2015
Indigenous Elders and Medicine Peoples Council Statement, United Nations Convention on Climate Change
COP21 Paris, France, November 30 - December 11, 2015
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
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.