The Human Face of Climate Change – Tim Costello at the Parliament of the World’s Religions

by Mike Lowe

Following on from previous posts with the contributions of Martin Frick and Mary Evelyn Tucker at the Parliament of the World’s Religions, here is the third speaker in that session – Tim Costello, CEO of World Vision, Australia.  Tim is a very well-known and much loved figure in Australia, a former Baptist pastor and long-term campaigner for social justice issues. He is also the brother of former Australian Deputy Prime Minister, Peter Costello.  Again, thanks go to film maker Ashley Young for these videos. Continue reading

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Religious leaders call for 350ppm target

by Mike Lowe

Over 4 billion people claim allegiance to religious communities of one form or another, which is why the recent Parliament of the World’s Religions in Melbourne was so important. Here is a statement on climate change which emerged from that gathering, read by Bishop Geoffrey Davies from the Southern African Faith Communities Environmental Institute.  It endorses a target of 350ppm and recognizes the principles of climate justice.  Special thanks to Tom Duncan and Ashley Young for this film.

The Human Face of Climate Change – Mary Evelyn Tucker at the Parliament of the World’s Religions

by Mike Lowe

Following on from yesterday’s videos of Martin Frick on the Human Face of Climate Change, here is Mary Evelyn Tucker who spoke after him. Mary Evelyn heads up the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale University, and is also a moving force in the Earth Charter Initiative.  Again, thanks go to film-maker Ashley Young.

First, here is Mary Evelyn talking about the role of religious communities in the International day of Climate Action organised by 350.org

Here is part 1 of the presentation at the Parliament of the World’s Religions

Here is part 2

Here is part 3

The Human Face of Climate Change – Martin Frick at the Parliament of the World’s Religions

by Mike Lowe

Martin Frick, Director of the Global Humanitarian Forum (set up by Kofi Annan) came to the Parliament of the World’s Religions because, he said, ‘it is the world’s largest gathering of grass-roots organizations’.  He was the opening presenter on a panel on ‘The Human Face of Climate Change’, speaking alongside Mary Evelyn Tucker from the Religion and Ecology unit at Yale University (and a leading force in the Earth Charter movement) and Australia’s Tim Costello.

Here is Martin speaking about the outcomes he is hoping for from Copenhagen, followed by his presentation at the Parliament of the World’s Religions.  Thanks again to film-maker Ashley Young.

Presentation to the Parliament of the World’s Religions – part 1

Presentation to the Parliament of the World’s Religions – part 2

Presentation to the Parliament of the World’s Religions – part 3