Faith at the Climate Frontiers: Consequences for Oceania and Asia

Asia and Oceania continue to experience the brunt of the climate crisis, with rising sea levels detrimentally affecting the lives and livelihood of coastal communities, and rising global temperatures and extreme weather events leading to the rampant destruction of forests, biodiversity, and cultural integrity.

With the upcoming 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow only a few weeks away, there is a need to amplify efforts for a steadfast and hope-filled commitment to push for change and accountability, and for the inclusion of all voices and concerns in the global response to the climate crisis.

The River Above Asia Oceania Ecclesial Network (RAOEN) with Ecojesuit is organizing an event in COP26 in Glasgow titled Faith at the Climate Frontiers: Consequences for Oceania and Asia to echo the COP26 discussions in the context of Oceania and Asia, to capture and highlight the voices of indigenous peoples, women and youth from Oceania and Asia on these challenges, and to emphasize ways for a communal and interfaith response in engaging with the challenges, in collaboration with the Christian Life Community (CVX-CLC), the Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC), the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conference (FABC), the Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania (FCBCO), Caritas, and the Institute of Environmental Science for Social Change (ESSC).

The event will be held on 8 November, 08:30 – 10:00 AM Glasgow Time (07:30 – 09:00 PM Sydney time and 08:30 – 10:00 PM Suva Time) in line with the COP26 daily theme on “Adaptation, Loss, and Damage”, and will cater to both in-person and virtual participants.

Register here: bit.ly/FaithClimateFrontiers.

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