Faith for Ecocide Law
We, as people of faith
are deeply concerned about the ongoing destruction of our home, the Earth.
demand a global response to prevent mass damage and destruction of ecosystems: Ecocide.
support creating legal protection for life on Earth by including Ecocide as a crime against peace under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
Launching conference September 16
Interfaith call for Ecocide Law
September 16, 9-12 CET (eastern hemisphere), 14-17 CET (western hemisphere).
Gathering voices from faith communities and spiritual traditions calling for Ecocide law: a practical and powerful step for a duty of care for the Earth.
Speakers to be announced. Hosted by End Ecocide Sweden in cooperation with Stop Ecocide Foundation, Christian Council of Sweden (working group on Climate and Sustainable Development), Sigtuna Foundation and Centre for Environment and Development Studies at Uppsala University.
Pope Francis: destroying the earth is a sin and should be a crime Addressing the International Association of Penal Law in the Vatican on 15th November 2019, Pope Francis proposed that “sins against ecology” be added to the teachings of the Catholic Church and went a step further, saying “ecocide” should be a fifth category of crimes against peace at the international level. The Pope described acts that “can be considered as ‘ecocide’: the massive contamination of air, land and water resources, the large-scale destruction of flora and fauna, and any action capable of producing an ecological disaster or destroying
Bishop Geoff Davies from the Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute says Ecocide should be within ICC’s jurisdiction
On May 19 2021 The Business Day, South Africa’s premier daily business newspaper, publish a letter from Bishop Geoff Davies: ”SA’s energy ministry needs to wake up and smell the human, social and environmental degradation caused by gas and coal. “The move to get ecocide — the destruction of the natural environment by deliberate or negligent human action — into the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is rightly growing apace. If SA’s energy ministry continues to hinder the rollout of renewable energy — the most effective, least cost, maximum employment option — in favour of Karpowership gas and