Faith and the climate: how is faith interlinked with caring about climate change?
February 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Do our religions ask us to act to prevent climate change? What are the similarities and differences between the faiths on this subject? Short talks by speakers from the Leicester’s Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities, as well as Hindu Climate Action and EcoSikhUK, followed by a discussion.
Our speakers so far are:
Leicester Muslim, Aamenah Patel. “God has placed us as custodians of the Earth. As Muslims, we can draw from the Quran and the life of Prophet Muhammad to truly care for God’s creation and address climate change.”
Devena Chouhan from Hindu Climate Action. “As a Hindu, it is my dharmic duty; the principles that govern my reality and leads me to what is morally right, that direct me into having an active interest in sustaining a healthy planet. Another central concept at the core of Hinduism is Karma, meaning every action has a consequence – so there is a clear relationship between one’s action and one’s future fate. This illustrates the continuity and intimate relationship among all beings, and aligns Hindus with actively protecting the environment.” Hindu Climate Action is a member of our Climate Coalition.
Dr Hardeep Singh from EcoSikhUK.
Rachel Benn from Leicester’s Jewish community.
Erica and Anthony Lees-Smith, Christian father and daughter. “Jesus turned over the tables in the Temple against injustice and we shouldn’t be afraid to do the same – the climate crisis is a justice issue I think all Christians need to engage with.” Erica. “My concern about the climate crisis was initially driven more by my daughter’s passion than by my faith but she has helped me to learn that care for creation is essential to my calling as a Christian.” Anthony.