Background

In October 2018, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a special report on Global Warming of 1.5˚C, which is predicted by 2030-2052 which is predicted by 2030-2052. This warming will cause sea level rise, drought, and other effects that will have impacts on people worldwide. The effects will be even more severe if there is global warming of 2˚C. There is an urgent need to curb anthropogenic emissions that cause long-lasting effects on the earth’s climate system.

Local faith communities are already heavily impacted by climate change. They are also increasingly involved in the action on climate change, bringing religious motivations to understandings of stewardship and care for our planet. Faith-based NGOs are working to mitigate climate change, help climate change adaptation in communities, and mobilize and faith communities towards advocacy for change, as well as implementing climate-sensitive ways of operating in their humanitarian and development operations. Yet much remains to be done in the humanitarian and development fields where climate is frequently acknowledged as one of the most pressing issues of our time but little has changed from the status quo.

JLI is an international collaboration committed to convening academics, practitioners, and policymakers to examine the research and evidence on the role of religion in humanitarian and development aid. In the past year, many members have asked us to consider topics such as climate change, climate justice, the environment, and ecology as future interests for a possible Learning Hub.

We recognize that there is already a lot of work and research in the area of faith and climate. We will focus on the specific intersections of climate, faith-based international humanitarian and development work, and a focus on research and evidence.

Webinar Series

In order to gauge interest among our wider membership and start the process of considering what research already exists in this area, we convened a webinar series on faith and climate. The webinar series focused on practice, policy, and academia.

For a summary of the four-part webinar series, view here

  1. Tues, April 23: Faith-based climate programs and practice examples. View Webinar
  2. Tues, May 21: Interfaith Initiatives. View Webinar
  3. Tues, June 18: Applied Academic Research. View Webinar
  4. Tues, July 23: Advocacy Work. View Webinar

Climate Links

 

Climate Resources

This list will be continually updated as resources are collected from relevant organizations:

 

Published: 2020Author:Paola Pereznieto, Jenny Rivett and Virginie le Masson with Rachel George and Rachel Marcus
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Published: 2020Author:Eds. Ajaz Ahmed Khan and Affan Cheema
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Published: 2019Author:The Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale
Published: 2017Author:ACT Alliance
Published: 2018Author:ACT Alliance, World Council of Churches, The Lutheran World Foundation
Published: 2017Author:ACT Alliance, World Council of Churches, The Lutheran World Foundation
Published: 2017Author:Julia Jawtusch (Bread for all), Eike Zaumseil (Bread for the World), Karin Ulmer (ACT Alliance EU)
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Published: 2018Author:Iyad Abumoghli
Published: 2016Author:George Marshall, Director of Projects, Climate Outreach and GreenFaith
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Published: 2014Author:Center for Islamic Studies, National University (UNAS) in Jakarta
Published: 2019Author:The Bhumi Project
Published: 2018Author:ETC Group, Biofuelwatch, Heinrich Böll Foundation
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Published: 2016Author:George Marshall, Director of Projects, Climate Outreach
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Published: 2017Author:Associate Professor Bernard C.G. Kamanga
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Published: 2016Author:Jill Olivier