Monday, November 8, 2021, live in Glasgow and live streamed!
3:00 PM -4:30 PM GMT
Independent collaborative event taking place during COP26 in Glasgow.
Co-hosted by Faith for Ecocide Law, Stop Ecocide International and Ecocide Alliance
Panel discussion with Q&A
Speakers: Henrik Grape (World Council of Churches), Alexandra Goossens-Ishii (Soka Gakkai International), James Bhagwan (Pacific Conference of Churches) and Fletcher Harper (GreenFaith).
More than 80% of the world’s population identify themselves as adhering to a religion. In all religions there are components of ethics and how to understand the natural world. To protect the most vulnerable is something that most traditions have. That’s why faith voices are needed to get an international law on ecocide.
Reverend Henrik Grape, Senior advisor on the Care for Creation, sustainability and climate justice at the World Council of Churches:
“Faith traditions have for thousands of years provided humanity with narratives on what life is about. In all traditions we find reverence and awe for ecosystems and a call to care about our home, the Earth. Through this initiative we want to bring all traditions, including indigenous traditions, behind a proposal to add a crime of ecocide to the Rome Statute. A crime of ecocide will help us realise our interdependence with Nature, and international law can help us to change our mindset to come to terms with the great challenges we are facing today.”