Connectivity – The Missing Link in Climate Change Activism

2 June 2013, 5:18 PM

Concern about climate is finally surfacing globally. Along with insurance companies, spiritual leaders, religious institutions, faith traditions from the indigenous to the established, universities, nonprofits of every kind, and millions of individuals have embraced the need to take better care of the Earth and all that lives. Lunatic claims like ‘Jesus is coming back soon so don’t worry about the environment’ are on the wane. The accelerating degradation of our weather and its consequences keeps raising people’s consciousness. If you still have doubts, read what is already happening in Malawi or, in this issue, how a return trip to Africa confirmed Eileen Flanagan’s call to be a climate activist.  

So why does the collective interreligious (including humanist) weight of opinion about climate change and the environment end up so puny in the face of economic, political ‘realities’?  

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Cooperation Circles Involved

Environmental Network Cooperation Circle (ENCC)

"We envision a just and joyful Earth community and we are committed to realizing a world where people of all faiths will live in harmony and equality. Our purpose is to create wise environmental grassroots and global partnerships to aggregate, amplify, and catalyze moral imperatives among all traditions to live in sacred relationship with the natural environment and the community of life. To accomplish this, we will develop and implement programs and activities wherein participants will experience communion with all life and unity within the diversity of the world's religious faiths, spiritual expressions, and indigenous tradition."

The Interfaith Observer (TIO)

“Our purpose is to cultivate a healthy, peace-engendering interfaith culture locally and globally; to share interfaith news that rarely gets published; to grow 'connective tissue' among interfaith activists, their interfaith ventures, and the millions who participate; to provide resources for both interfaith newbies and seasoned activists; and to survey exemplary interfaith practices, including funding strategies.”