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COP22 INTERFAITH STATEMENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE 

10th November 2016

Statement by Religious, Spiritual and Faith-based leaders for the first meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA1) during the twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22).

At this historic moment, as the Paris Agreement enters in to force, an unprecedented global consensus has produced a universal framework to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to build greater resilience to climate impacts. We are profoundly grateful for the leadership that produced this Agreement and are mindful of the challenges and complexity ahead. Now it is time to move to urgent action.

Across all faiths, we share a moral obligation to not harm others, to be fair and to care for the vulnerable. Climate change is already having global impacts, disproportionately affecting poor and marginalized communities and we grieve for their loss and suffering. How we turn the corner to harness the worst impacts of climate change depends on the work we do in the next ten, five, even two years. Each and every one of us must act on the reality of the climate crisis, so that the damage we inflict upon our sacred Earth ceases and the ecosystems on which all life depends can heal.

At this critical juncture, as governments implement the Agreement, we must deepen our awareness and discern what it means to be in the right relationship with one another, our Earth and all living beings.  Our desire for limitless growth and power is having devastating consequences - leaving our Earth community polluted, impoverished and vulnerable.  We respectfully ask those who make decisions on how energy systems are financed, sourced and distributed to ground their decisions in a humble and compassionate reverence for the interconnectedness of all life.

If we continue to damage our vital support system through over-exploitation, contamination and destruction of the climate that protects us, the life-giving minerals, soil that feeds us, the oceans and freshwater sources that sustain us, we do so at our own peril. We must take swift action, guided by our faiths and work in service together as a global Earth community.

Global society’s continued use of fossil fuels and other extractive industries, while knowing the damage they cause, is ethically untenable. We must deliberately turn away from investing in fossil fuels and we stand together, to call for a collective shift by sovereign wealth funds and public sector pension funds from fossil fuels towards climate solutions. This will send a necessary and transformative signal to public and private borrowers and investors worldwide and will help end the fossil fuel era.

We appeal to States to be bound by ethical decency and good faith to honour their commitments made in the Agreement. We therefore ask, for the safety of all, in an urgent increase in climate action and ambition by all Governments, with rapid emission reductions in line with limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

In addition to focusing on the substantive articles of the Agreement, we call on all States, when taking action to address climate change, to uphold the obligations contained in the preamble of the Agreement. We appeal to States to uphold their obligations on human rights, including the rights of indigenous peoples, gender equality, a just transition, food security and intergenerational equity. We stress that the full and equal participation of women, indigenous societies and youth in addressing climate change will accelerate efforts towards a low carbon economy and significantly contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7, that aims to end energy poverty by 2030.

We strongly request for global financial flows to be increased and consistent with the 1.5C° goal and be coordinated more closely with the SDGs to recognise the intrinsic relationship between climate change, poverty eradication and equitable sustainable development. More finance is needed to provide greater support for the poorest and particularly the most vulnerable communities affected by climate change. We find it deeply unjust that Least Developed Countries (LDCs) will spiral deeper into debt in paying for a problem they have inherited. We therefore strongly urge governments to support an equitable increase in global financial flows to provide for greater human and ecological adaptation, especially to compensate for loss and damage, technology transfer and capacity building.

At the same time, we are concerned by trade agreements that may undercut urgently needed climate action. We request stricter controls on the dispute mechanisms within trade agreements that contain provisions that empower corporations to challenge government policies in extrajudicial tribunals.

As we appeal to world leaders to embrace new policies to protect our precious climate, many faith communities have already committed to divest from fossil fuels as part of the fastest-growing divestment movement. Faith groups are also investing in climate solutions and we work shoulder to shoulder with people in impoverished communities across the world to minimise the impacts of climate change and build resilience. We thus ask our own faith communities for more commitments to divest from fossil fuels and invest into renewable energy and targeted engagement with companies on climate change. We need to ground this work in pursuing a just transition to renewable energy.

Throughout history, our religious traditions have provided support and inspiration during times of great challenge or transformation. We must commit to new ways of living that honour the dynamic relationships between all forms of life to deepen awareness and the spiritual dimension of our lives. We must draw on courage, hope, wisdom and spiritual reflection to enable our young and future generations to inherit a more caring and sustainable world. This is the time to step forward and act as trustees to Mother Earth. Together, by supporting each others progress we can go further and faster.

We therefore:

  • Urgently ask States to rapidly increase pledges to reduce emissions, in line with the 1.5°C goal;

  • Call for a collective shift by sovereign wealth funds and public sector pension funds away from fossil fuels into renewables and other climate solutions;

  • Strongly request an increase in global financial flows to end energy poverty with renewable energy and to provide for greater support for human and ecological adaptation, particularly to compensate for loss and damage, technology transfer and capacity building;

  • Appeal to all States, when taking action to address climate change, to ensure the commitments contained in the preamble of the Agreement related to human rights, including the rights of indigenous peoples, gender equality, a just transition, food security, intergenerational equity and the integrity of all ecosystems are effectively reflected in any decision adopted at the COP22;

  • Request stricter controls on the dispute mechanisms within trade agreements that utilize extrajudicial tribunals to challenge government policies;

  • Ask, including within our own faith communities, for more commitments to divest from fossil fuels and invest in renewable energy and targeted engagement with companies on climate change. We need to ground this work in pursuing a just transition to renewable energy.

See the full list of signatories here in English, in Arabic here and Spanish here. Other translations can be found here.

The COP22 Interfaith Statement was signed by 304 eminent faith leaders from 58 countries with representatives from Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jains, Quakers, Muslim, Sikh, Unitarian Universalists, as well as Indigenous and Spiritual leaders. 

Some eminent faith leaders who have signed include His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Ven. Bhikkhuni Thich Nu Chan Khong of Plum Village International Community of Engaged Buddhists, Rev Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of World Council of Churches and Gretchen Castle, General Secretary of Friends World Committee for Consultation, amongst others.

 

Rt. Rev. Nicholas Drayson, Diocesan Bishop, Anglican Church of Northern Argentina, Anglican Province of South America

Argentina

Christian

Prof. Carlos Reyes, Ministro Religioso, Profesor de Teologia, estudiante de derecho

Argentina

Christian

Peter Abrehart, President, Australia and New Zealand Unitarian Universalist Association

Australia/ NZ

Unitarian Universalist

Prof. Nihal S Agar AM, President, Hindu Council of Australia

Australia

Hindu

Imam Shady Alsulaiman, President, Australian Imams Council

Australia

Muslim

Michael Anderson, Aboriginal elder and land rights activist

Australia

Aboriginal Elder

Rev. Dr. Lyn Arnold, Chair of the Public Affairs Commission of the Anglican Church of Australia, Anglican Synod

Australia

Christian

Rev. Dr. Vicky Balabanski, Director of the Forum on Religion and Ecology (FORE)

Australia/ Pacific

Interfaith

Dr. Daud Abdul-Fattah Batchelor, Chair, Brisbane Muslim Fellowship

Australia

Muslim

Ven. Santacārī Bhikkhunī, Leader, Dakkhiṇa Dhammatthala

Australia

Buddhist

Abbot Ajahn Brahm, Spiritual Director, Buddhist Society of Western Australia and Abbot of Bodhinyana Buddhist Monastery

Australia

Buddhist

Bishop George Browning, Inaugural Convener the Anglican Communion Environment Network

Australia

Christian

Sr. Elizabeth Delaney SGS, General Secretary National Council of Churches in Australia

Australia

Christian

McRose Elu, Torres Strait Islander Elder

Australia

Indigenous Elder

Laurence Freeman OSB, Director of the World Community for Christian Meditation

Australia

Christian

David Freesmith, Social Justice Coordinator, Unitarian Church of South Australia

Australia

Unitarian Universalist

Rt. Rev. Godfrey Fryer tssf, Minister Provincial, Province of Asia-Pacific, Third Oder, Society of St Francis

Asia-Pacific incl Australia, Hong Kong, Malyasia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand

Christian

Rev. Jokyo George Gatenby, Chair, Buddhist Council of South Australia

Australia

Buddhist

Bishop John Henderson, Bishop of the Church, Lutheran Church of Australia

Australia

Christian

Imam Yahya Ibrahim, University of Western Australia

Australia

Muslim

Rev. Keith Jobberns, National Ministries Director, Baptist Union of Australia

Australia

Christian

Jo Jordan, Presiding Clerk, Australian branch of the Quaker Society

Australia

Quaker

Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black, Environmental Advisor to the Council of Progressive Rabbis of Australia, New Zealand and Asia

Australia/NZ/Asia

Jewish

Dr. Manzoor Khan, Immediate Past President, Ahmadiyya Muslim Association

Australia

Muslim

Anne Lanyon, Coordinator, Faith Environment Network

Australia

Multifaith

Pr. Jorge Munoz-Larrondo, President, Australian Union Conference

Australia

Christian

Sr. Berneice Loch rsm, President of Catholic Religious Australia & Leader of the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea (ISMAPNG)

Australia

Christian

Rev. Prof.Thorwald Lorenzen, Christians for an Ethical Society

Australia

Christian

Anne Markey, Lead for Goolwa Dharma Group and the Ashtree Sangha in Adelaide

Australia

Buddhist

Fr. Philip Marshall, Vicar-General Catholic Diocese of Adelaide

Australia

Christian

Stuart McMillan, President, Uniting Church in Australia Assembly

Australia

Christian

Rob McPherson, Vice-President Australian & New Zealand Unitarian Universalist Association

Australia

Christian

Cecilia Mitra LLB Singapore, LLM UWA, President, Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils Inc

Australia

Buddhist

Dr. Ibrahim Abu Mohamed, Sunni Islamic Scholar and Grand Mufti of Australia

Australia

Muslim

Prof. Neil Ormerod, Professor of Theology, Australian Catholic University

Australia

Christian

Thea Ormerod, President, Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC)

Australia

Interfaith

Damian Outtrim, President, Multifaith Association of South Australia

Australia

Interfaith

Rt. Rev. Prof. Stephen Pickard, Executive Director, Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture; Professor of Theology, Charles Sturt University; Assistant Bishop, Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn

Australia

Christian

Jacqueline Remond, National Director, Catholic Earthcare

Australia

Christian

Prof. Carlos Reyes, Ministro Religioso, profesor de Teología, estudiante de derecho (UBA)

Argentina

Christian

Bishop Suriel, Coptic Orthodox Church Diocese of Melbourne and Affiliated Regions

Australia

Christian

Rev. Fr. Thomas Varghese, the Sydney St.Thomas Indian Orthodox Church

Australia

Christian

Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, Archbishop of Vienna and President of the Austrian Bishops Conference, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

Austria

Christian

Mujib Huq, Executive Chairman, Centre for South Asia Studies Review (CSASR)

Bangladesh

Muslim

Dr. Kazi Nurul Islam, United Relgions Initiative (URI), Board Member of Global Council of Trustees

Bangladesh

Muslim

Most Rev.Paul Shishir Sarker, Bishop of Dhaka and the Moderator of the Church of Bangladesh

Bangladesh

Christian

Sheikh Isa Amer Quevedo, Centro Islamico Bolivano

Bolvia

Muslim

Dr. Mustafa Ceric, former President of the Council of Ulema

Bosnia

Muslim

Rafael Soares de Oliveira, Diretor Executivo, Koinonia, Presença Ecumênica e Serviço, ACT Aliança

Brazil

Christian

Sr. Prof. Ivone Gebara, Sister of Our Lady

Brazil

Christian

Rev. Agnaldo Pereira Gomes, Vice-Presidente, Igreja Presbiteriana Independente do Brasil

Brazil

Christian

Rt. Rev. Christopher Hill, President, Conference of European Churches

Belgium/ UK

Christian

Fr. José Ignacio Garcia, SJ Coordinator, Jesuit European Social Centre (JESC)

Belgium

Christian

Fr. Heikki Huttunen, General Secretary, Conference of European Churches

Belgium/ Finland

Christian/Orthodox

Dr. Aadmou Njoya, Minister Plenipotentiary and President of the Cameroon Democratic Union (CDU), Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

Cameroon

Muslim

Rt. Rev. Jane Alexander, Bishop of Edmonton

Canada

Christian

Imam Navid Aziz, Islamic Information Society of Calgary

Canada

Muslim

Dr; Marilyn Legge, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, University of Toronto

Canada

Christian

Bishop Mark MacDonald, Bishop for Indigenous Peoples, Anglican Church of Canada

Canada

Indigenous Anglican

Very Rev. Dr. Bill Phipps, United Church of Canada

Canada

Christian

Bishop Izani Bruch, Bishop of the Lutheran Evangelical Church of Chile (Iglesia Evangélica Luterana de Chile IELCH)

Chile

Christian

Juan Carlos Castillo, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Instituto de Sociologia Department

Chile

Christian

Prof. Jorge Costadoat, Profesor de Teología de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Chile

Christian

Rabbi Diego Edelberg, Comunidad Ruaj Amí

Chile/ Hong Kong

Jewish

Prof. Gerardo Gonzalez, Professor de Educacion Religosa, Instituto La Salle,

Chile

Christian

Rev. Juana Rosa Albornoz Guevara, Presidenta Iglesia Misión Apostólica Chile, 1ra. Directora Union Nacional Evangelica Chile, Directora Fraternidad Ecumenica Chile

Chile

Christian

Fernando Guzmán, Las Procuras de Misiones

Chile

Christian

Sr. Karoline Mayer Hofbeck, Chairwoman, La Fundación de Beneficencia Cristo Vive

Chile

Christian

Monseñor Padre Luis Infanti, Bishop of Aysén region

Chile

Christian

Mary Judith Ress, Maryknoll Lay Missioner, Founding Member of the Conspirando Collective

Chile

Christian

Hermana Marcela Sáenz aci, Conferencia de Religiosas/os de Chile

Chile

Christian

Bisschop Siegfried Sander of the Lutheran Church of Chile (Iglesia Luterana de Chile ILCH)

Chile

Christian

Rev. Dr Juan Esteban Sepúlveda, Servicio Evangélico para el Desarrollo (SEPADE)

Chile

Christian

Rabbi Dr. Richard Gamboa Ben-Eleazar, Secretary-General of the Interfaith Council of Colombia, Manhíg of Shéggel

Columbia

Jewish

Cardinal Rubén Salazar Gómez, Archbishop of Bogota, President of CELAM

Colombia

Christian

Rev. Milton Mejias, General Secretary, Latin American Council of Churches (CLAI)

Colombia

Christian

Rev. Gloria Ulloa, Consejo Mundial de Iglesias

Colombia

Christian

Priestess Beatriz Schulthess, President of the Indigenous Peoples Ancestral Spiritual Council and a member of the Kolla Nation in northern Argentina

Costa Rica

Indigenous

Dora Arce Valentín, Head of Justice Programme, World Communion of Reformed Churches

Cuba/ Germany

Christian

Rabbi Jair Melchior, Chief Rabbi, Jewish Community in Denmark

Denmark

Jewish

Rt. Rev. Peter Fischer Møller, Bishop of Roskilde

Denmark

Christian

Imam Abdul Wahid Pedersen, Vice Chairman of Muslim Council of Denmark

Denmark

Muslim

Dr. Juan Suquillo, Director of Islamic Center of Ecuador

Ecudaor

Muslim

Rev. Francois Pihaatae, General Secretary, Pacific Council of Churches

Fiji

Christian

Kari Mäkinen, Archbishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland

Finland

Christian

Pastor François Clavairoly, President of the French Protestant Federation

France

Christian

Metropolitan Emmanuel, President of the Assembly of Orthodox Bishops in France

France

Christian

Edouard Pihèwa Karoue, International President of IMCS Pax Romana

France

Christian

Anouar Kbibech, President of the French Muslim Council

France

Muslim

Ven. Bhikkhuni Thich Nu Chan Khong, Plum Village International Community of Engaged Buddhists

France

Buddhist

Rabbi Haïm Korsia, Great Rabbi of France

France

Jewish

Msgr. Stanislas Lalanne, Bishop of Pontoise, France CIDSE – International Alliance of Catholic Development Organisations

France

Christian

Bishop Georges Pontier, President of the French Catholic Conference of Bishops

France

Christian

Michel Roy, Secretary General, Caritas Internationalis

France

Christian

Rev. Olivier Wang-Genh, President of the French Union of Buddhists

France

Buddhist

Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, Head of German Lutheran Church

Germany

Christian

Friar Joseph Kwame Blay, Parish Priest of Christ the King

Ghana

Christian

Fr. Joseph Komakoma, Secretary General, Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM)

Ghana

Christian

Dr. Dimitra Koukoura. Represents the WCC's Global Christian Forum. Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

Greece

Christian

Miguel Salanic, Indigenous Pastoral Coordinator Continental Meeting AELAPI

Guatemala

Christian

Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, Bishop Chancellor of the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences

Holy See

Christian

Miriam Miranda, Organización Fraternal Negra Hondureña, OFRANEH

Honduras

Christian

Fr. Kevin O'Neill, SSC, Superior General, Missionary Society of St. Columban

Hong Kong

Christian

Ven. Thich Chan Phap Kham, Director, Asian Institute of Applied Buddhism, Plum Village International Community of Engaged Buddhists

Hong Kong

Buddhist

Tibor Kauser, Minister General, Order of Secular Franciscans

Hungary

Christian

Swami Agnivesh, President of the World Council of Arya Samaj “Society of Nobles,” Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

India

Hindu

Mata Amritanandamayi, Amma ("Mother"), Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

India

Hindu

Swami Atmapriyananda, Vice Chancellor of Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

India

Hindu

Rev. Dr. Mar Atsongchanger, President, National Council of Churches in India

India

Christian

Swamiji Jagadguru Karmayogi Charukeerty Bhattarak, Pontiff of Jain Shravanabelagola Math, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

India

Hindu

H.H. Swami Chandra, Initiated into the Usadin Order by Mahant Girdhari Dassji. Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

India

Hindu

Swami Chaturvedi, Head of Sri Ramanuja Mission Trust (SRMT)

India

Hindu

Lieutenant Colonel Dasari Daniel, National Secretary, The Salvation Army

India

Christian

Rev. Dr. Roger Gaikwad, General Secretary, National Council of Churches in India

India

Christian

Acharya Shri Shrivatsa Goswami. A leading figure in the Vaishnava Tradition. Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

India

Hindu

Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay, President, Federation of Asian Bishops´ Conferences (FABC)

India

Christian

Dr. Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyassi, Chief Imam, All India Organisation of Mosques, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

India

Muslim

His Holiness Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muni, Ahimsa Vishwa Bharati

India

Jain

Jaspreet Kaur, Project Coordinator, Guru Nanak Multiversity

India

Sikh

Dr. Wahidudin Khan, Founder of the Islamic Centre - Urdu Islamic Institution, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

India

Muslim

Dr..A.K. Merchant, Trustee, Lotus Temple and National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is

India

Bahai

Rt. Rev. Thomas K. Oommen, Bishop of the Madhya Kerala Diocese of Church of South India and the Deputy Moderator of Church of South India

India

Christian

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, Director, Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery

India

Buddhist

Dr. Mathew Koshy Punnackadu, Nilackal Ecological Commission Trust Secretary

India

Christian

Skyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon, Ambassador to UN Global Mountain Partnership

India

Buddhist

Ven. Khandro Rinpoche. Teacher in both the Kagyu and Nyingma Traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

India

Buddhist

Rev. Dr. Solomon Rongpi, General Secretary, Council of Baptist Churches in Northern India

India

Christian

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Secretary General, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, President, Divine Shakti Foundation

India

Hindu

H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, President Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, Co-Founder/Chair Global Interfaith WASH Alliance

India

Hindu

Dharmacharya Shantum Seth, Ahimsa Trust, Plum Village International Community of Engaged Buddhists

India

Buddhist

H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder of Art of Living Foundation, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

India

Hindu

Gunbir Singh, Chairman, EcoAmritsar

India

Sikh

H.H. Pujya Swami, Chidananda Saraswatiji, President and Spiritual Head of Parmarth Niketan Ashram

India

Hindu

H.H. Radhanath Swami

India

Hindu

H.H. Sri Sri Sugunendra Theertha Swamiji. Youngest ever Swamiji to ascend the Paryaaya Peetam in Udupi

India

Hindu

Telesphore Placidus Cardinal Toppo, Cardinal Priest and Archbishop of Ranchi in the Roman Catholic Church, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

India

Christian

Kesang Wangdi, Executive Director, International Buddhist Confederation

India

Buddhist

Ven. Dharmavimala, Vice Abbot, Ekayana Buddhist Center

Indonesia

Buddhist

Dr. Fachruddin Majeri Mangunjaya, MSi, Vice Chairman Centre for Islamic Studies Universitas Nasional

Indonesia

Muslim

Prof. Din Syamsuddin, Co-President of Religion for Peace, Leader of Muhammadiyah, Indonesia

Indonesia

Muslim

Yenny Zannuba Wahid, Director, Wahid Institute

Indonesia

Muslim

William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne

Ireland

Christian

Chief Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron, President of the Israeli Sephardic Community Committee, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

Israel

Jewish

Rabbi David Bigman, Head of the Maale Gilboa Yeshiva, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

Israel

Jewish

Rabbi Youval Cherlow, Head of the Chesder Yeshiva of Petach Tikvah, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

Israel

Jewish

Chief Rabbi Shear Yashuv Cohen, Chief Rabbi of Haifa, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

Israel

Jewish

Prior Isabelle Flye-Saintmarie, Prioress of the Monastic Family of Bethlehem, the Assumption of the Virgin and St. Bruno, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

Israel

Christian

Rabbi Michael Melchior, International Director of the Elie Wiesel Foundation, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

Israel

Jewish

Kadi Ahmed Natour, President of the High Muslim Court of Appeal (Israel). Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

Israel

Muslim

Peta Jones Pellach, Member of the Elijah Interfaith Institute

Israel

Jewish

Rabbi David Shlomo Rosen CBE, Director of the American Jewish Committee's Department of Interreligious Affairs and International President of the World Conference of Religions for Peace

Israel/ UK

Jewish

Archbishop Marco Arnolfo, Archdiocese of Vercelli

Italy

Christian

Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime SDB, Rector Major of Salesians of Don Bosco

Italy

Christian

H.E. Luigi Bressan, Archbishop of Trento, Archdiocese of Trento, Co-President, Religions for Peace

Italy

Christian

Fr. Bruno Cadoré, OP, Master of the Order of Preachers, Dominicans

Italy

Christian

Br. Jaime Campos OFM, General Curia of the Order of Friars Minor

Italy

Christian

Fr. José Ignacio Garcia SJ, Director, Jesuit European Social Centre

Italy

Christian

Bishop Paolo Giulietti, Auxiliary Bishop of Perugia-Città della Pieve

Italy

Christian

Fr. Mauro Johri, OFM cap Minister General, Order of Friars Minor Capucin

Italy

Christian

Sr. Deborah Lockwood, Minister General, Franciscan Sisters of Penitence

Italy

Christian

Br. Mauro, Minister General of OFM Capuchins and President of the Union of Superior Generals- International- USG

Italy

Christian

Fr. Michael Perry, OFM Minister General Order of Friars Minor

Italy

Christian

Rt. Rev Gregory J. Polan, OSB, Abbot Primate of the Benedictine Confederation

Italy

Christian

Fr. Nicholas Polichnowski, Minister General, Third Order Regular

Italy

Christian

Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm, Prior General, Carmelite Order

Italy

Christian

Fr. Marco Tasca OFM conv, Minister General, Order of Friars Minor Conventual

Italy

Christian

Abbot Primate Notker Wolf OSB, Benedictine Confederation of the Order of Saint Benedict

Italy

Christian

Yoshitaka Oba, General Director, Soka Gakkai International (SGI)

Japan

Buddhist

Abdullahi Abdi, Chairman, National Muslim Leaders Forum

Kenya

Muslim

Dr. Agnes Aboum, World Council of Churches, Moderator of Central Committee

Kenya

Christian

Dr. Mustafa Y. Ali, Secretary General, Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC) and Director, Arigatou International - Nairobi

Kenya

Interfaith

Prof. Azizan Baharuddin, Director General of the Institute of Islamic Understanding

Malaysia

Muslim

Dr. John Fozdar, Sarawak Representative, Malaysia Interfaith Network (MIN)

Malaysia

Interfaith

Ven. B. Sri Saranankara Nayaka Maha Thera, ​Chief Adhikarana Sangha Nayaka of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Malaysia

Buddhist

Bishop Dr. Munib A. Younan, President of the Lutheran World Federation/Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land

Middle East

Christian

Khamba Lama Gabju Choijmts Demberel, Supreme Patriarch of Mongolia.

Mongolia

Buddhist

Ven. Dr. T. Bulgan, Secretary General of Asian Conference of Religions for Peace (ACRP) Mongolia Chapter, Member of ACRP Governing Body and Executive Council

Mongolia

Buddhist

Dr. Ahmed Taoufiq, Morocco’s Minister of Habous and Islamic Affairs, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

Morocco

Muslim

Abdelmajid Tribak, Head, Division of Environmental Programmes, Science Directorate, Islamic Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organisation (ISESCO)

Morocco

Muslim

Dr; Chintamani Yogi, Peace Service Center

Nepal

Buddhist

Edy Korthals Altes. Former Ambassador of the Netherlands, Former Honorary President of Religions for Peace

Netherlands

Interfaith

Karin van den Broeke, President of the Protestant Church

Netherlands

Christain

Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp, President, the Jacob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values

Netherlands

Jewish

Rt. Rev. Apimeleki Qiliho, Anglican Church of the Province of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

New Zealand / Polynesia

Christian

Dr. Robert Howell, Quaker author, researcher and ethical investor

New Zealand

Quaker

Murray Short, National Clerk, Quakers in Aoteoroa New Zealand

New Zealand

Quaker

Prof. Paul Trebilco, Professor of New Testament, University of Otago

New Zealand

Christian

Bishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

Nigeria

Christian

The Rev. Canon Israel Odewole, Canon of the Cathedral Church of St. Stephen, Oke-Aluko, Church of Nigeria

Nigeria

Christian

Rev. Dr. Yusuf Ibrahim Wushishi, General Secretary, Church Council of Nigeria

Nigeria

Christian

Ghulam Abbas, Chairman, Islamic Council of Norway

Norway

Muslim

Ingrid Rosendorf Joys, Executive Chair, The Council of Religious and Lifestance Communities in Norway

Norway

Christian

Bishop Ingeborg Midttømme, Church of Norway

Norway

Christian

Bishop Erling Pettersen, Church of Norway

Norway

Christian

Imam Ibrahim Saidy, Founder of Green Jihad for Peace and Sustainable Development and Member of the Imam Council of Norway

Norway

Muslim

Archbishop John Ribat, President of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania and the Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands

Oceania

Christian

Seemi Ikramullah, Executive Council Women's Forum, Asian Conference of Religions for Peace (ACRP) and Executive Member of ACRP Governing Board

Pakistan

Interfaith

Grand Imam Maulana Syed Muhammad Abdul Khabir Azad

Pakistan

Muslim

Khalid Ikramullah Khan, Vice-President of the Religions for Peace-Pakistan Chapter, Asian Conference of Religions for Peace (ACRP) and Executive Member of ACRP Governing Board

Pakistan

Interfaith

Muhammad Suheyl Umar, Director of Iqbal Academy Pakistan, Member of the Elijah Interfaith Academy

Pakistan

Muslim

Dr. Lilian Sison, Secretary General, Religions for Peace

Philippines

Interfaith

Lourdes Valencia Arsenio, Convenor, Laudato Si Movement for Laguna Lakes and Climate Change, Archdiocese of Manila Ministry on Ecology

Philippines

Christian

Most Rev. Broderick S. Pabillo, D.D, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Manila, Chairman of the Episcopal Commission on the Laity

Philippines

Christian

Rt. Rev. Jonathan Labasan Casimina, Bishop of Davao

Philippines

Christian

Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma, SJ, Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro

Philippines

Christian

Fr. John Leydon, Global Catholic Climate Movement Pilipinas, Missionary Society of St. Columban (MSSC)

Philippines

Christian

Merlinda Marcon, Archdiocese of Manila Ministry on Environment Disaster Response

Philippines

Christian

Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, President of Caritas Internationalis

Philippines

Christian

Bernadette Yap, Catholic Stewards of Creation, Inc.

Philippines

Christian

Neeshad Shafi, Founding Member of CAN Arab World

Qatar

Mulim

Rabbi Menachem Hacohen, Chief Rabbi of Romania, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

Romania

Jewish

Archbishop Cormac Vsevolod Malakhov, Canonical Catholic Church Celtic Cross

Russia

Christian

Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar, Chairman of the Rabbinical Council of the World Congress of Russian Jewry. Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

Russia

Jewish

Othman Abd-ar-Rahman Llewellyn, Environmental Planner, Saudi Wildlife Authority, Saudi Arabia and Member, IUCN Commissions on Protected Areas & Environmental Law

Saudi Arabia

Muslim

Most Ven. Thibbatuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala Thero - Mahanayaka of the Malwatta Chapter of Siyam Nikaya

Sri Lanka

Buddhist

Most Ven. Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thero - Mahanayaka of the Asgiriya Chapter of Siyam Nikaya

Sri Lanka

Buddhist

Most Ven. Davuldena Sri Gnanissara Thero - Supreme Mahanayaka of Amarapura Nikaya

Sri Lanka

Buddhist

Most Ven. Napana Pemasiri Thera - Mahanayaka of the Sri Lanka Ramanna Nikaya

Sri Lanka

Buddhist

Most Ven. Ittapane Dhammalankara Thera - Mahanayaka of the Kotte Sri Kalyani Samagri Dharma Mahasangha Sabha of Siyam Nikaya

Sri Lanka

Buddhist

Most Ven. Thrikunamale Ananda Thero - Mahanayaka of the Dharmarakshitha Chapter of Amarapura Nikaya

Sri Lanka

Buddhist

Rt. Rev. Dhiloraj Ranjit Canagasabey, Bishop of Colombo, Church of Ceylon, Diocese of Colombo.

Sri Lanka

Christian

Ven. Dr. Bhikkhuni Kusuma. Pioneered the re-establishment of the female Bhikkhuni Buddhist order. Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

Sri Lanka

Buddhist

Dr. Harsha Kumara Navaratne, Chairman of International Network for Engaged Buddhists and Sevalanka Foundation

Sri Lanka

Buddhist

Ven. Athuraliya Ratana, Member of Parliamaent, Leader of the Jaathika Hela Urumaya party

Sri Lanka

Buddhist

Rev. Dr. Allan Aubrey Boesak, Executive Director and Chair of the Desmond Tutu Center and National President, Association of Christian Students in South Africa and National Vice President, South African Council of Churches

South Africa

Christian

Most Rev. Dr. Thabo Makgoba, Primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, ACT Alliance Climate Justice Ambassador, Chair Anglican Environment Network

South Africa

Christian

Rev. Dr. Rachel Mash, Provincial Environmental Coordinator, Anglican Church of Southern Africa

South Africa

Christian

Archbishop of the Orthodox Archbishopric of Zimbabwe and Angola Serafim Kykkotis, Head of the Office on Climate Change Crisis and Poverty of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and all Africa

South Africa

Christian/ Orthodox

Tahirih Mathee, Chairperson, Southern Africa Faith Communities Environment Institute

South Africa

Baha'i

Bishop Geoff Davis, Patron, Southern Africa Faith Communities Environment Institute

South Africa

Interfaith

Dr. Chad Nicholas Gandiya, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Harare of the Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA)

South Africa

Christian

Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, The Most Rev. Desmond Tutu

South Africa

Christian

Ven. Chung Ohun Lee, Senior Representative of Won Buddhism to the UN and Interfaith Affairs. Co-President of Religions for Peace

South Korea

Buddhist

Ven. Prof. Jinwol Sunim, President of United Religions Initiative of Korea, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

South Korea

Buddhist

Most Ven. Myeong Seong Sunim, President Emeritus of the Korean National Bhikkhuni Association, Korea

South Korea

Buddhist

Dharmachari Guhyapati, Ecodharma Centre

Spain

Buddhist

Rev. Henrik Grape, Coordinator of the WCC Working Group on Climate Change, Church of Sweden

Sweden

Christian

Archbishop Dr. Antje Jackelén, Archbishop of Uppsala in Sweden and Primate of the Church of Sweden

Sweden

Christian

Bishop Emeritus Lennart Koskinen, Bishop of Visby and the Church of Sweden Overseas, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

Sweden

Christian

Anders Wejryd, President for Europe, World Council of Churches, Archbishop emeritus Church of Sweden

Sweden

Christian

Swami Amarananda, Director of the Centre Védantique in Geneva, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

Switzerland

Hindu

Fr. Markus Heinze, Executive Director, Franciscans International

Switzerland

Christian

Rev. Dr. Martin Junge, General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation

Switzerland/ Chile

Christian

Dr. John Nduna, General Secretary, ACT Alliance

Switzerland/Zambia

Christian

Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary, World Council of Churches

Switzerland/ Norway

Christian

Jonathan Woolley, Director, Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO)

Switzerland

Quaker

Dharma Master Hsin Tao, Founder, Museum of World Religions, Ling Jiou Mountain Buddhist Society, Global Family for Love and Peace

Taiwan

Buddhist

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Founder, Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation

Taiwan

Buddhist

Ajarn Sulak Sivaraksa, Founder Chair, International Network of Engaged Buddhists and Santi Pracha Dhamma Institute

Thailand

Buddhist

Ven. Phra Dharmakosajarn, Rector of Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University (MCU), Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

Thailand

Buddhist

Ven. Bhikkhuni Thich Nu Chan Linh Nghiem, Plum Village International Community of Engaged Buddhists

Thailand

Buddhist

H.H the Drikung Kyabgön Chetsang

Tibet

Buddhist

H.H the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje

Tibet

Buddhist

H.H the Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

Tibet

Buddhist

H.E the 12th Tai Situpa Rinpoche

Tibet

Buddhist

H.H the Sakya Trizin, Supreme Head of the Sakya Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism

Tibet

Buddhist

Prof. Dr. İbrahim Özdemir, Professor of Philosophy and the Founding President of Gazikent University

Turkey

Muslim

Archbishop Zakeos Mesrob, 84th Armenian Patriarch of Istanbul & All Turkey, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

Turkey

Christian

Dr. Adnan Ali Adikata, Director, Islamic University of Uganda

Uganda

Muslim

Ven. Buddharakkhita Bhikkhu (Africa), founder, Uganda Buddhist Centre

Uganda

Buddhist

Bishop Nathan Kyamanywa, Bunyoro-Kitara Diocese

Uganda

Christian

Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali, Primate of the Anglican Church of Uganda

Uganda

Christian

Bhai Sahib Bhai Mohinder Singh Ahluwalia, Chairman, Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha (GNNSJ)

UK

Sikh

Dr. Husna Ahmad, OBE, Islamic Adviser Alliance of Religions and Conservation, CEO of Global One

UK

Muslim

Imam Qari Muhammad Asim, Leeds Makkah Mosque

UK

Muslim

Andy Atkins, CEO, A Rocha UK

UK

Christian

Dr. Abul Kalam Azad, Tarteel Academy

UK

Muslim

Kiran Bali MBE JP, Global Chairperson, United Religions Initiative

UK

Hindu

Rt. Rev. Dr. Russell Barr, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

UK

Christian

Rev. Dave Bookless, Director of Theology, A Rocha

UK

Christian

Rob Burbea, Resident Teacher, Gaia House

UK

Buddhist

Rt. Rev. Dr Richard Cheetham, Bishop of Kingston, Church of England

UK

Christian

Most Rev. David Chillingworth, Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church.

UK

Christian

Prof. David Clough, Professor of Theological Ethics, University of Chester

UK

Christian

Jamie Cresswell, President, European Buddhist Union

UK

Buddhist

Imam Imtiyaz Daniel, Abu Hanifah Foundation

UK

Muslim

Rt. Rev. John Davies, Bishop of Swansea and Brecon

UK

Christian

Rev Sally Foster-Fulton, Head of Christian Aid Scotland

UK

Christian

Ram Gidoomal CBE, Chairman, South Asian Development Partnership

UK

Christian

Canon Giles Goddard, General Synod, Church of England

UK

Christian

Naser Haghamed, CEO, Islamic Relief Worldwide

UK

Muslim

Imam Abdullah Hasan, British Imams & Scholars Contributions Awards

UK

Muslim

Rt. Rev. Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury, Church of England

UK

Christian

Dr. Shahrul Hussain, Trustee, Abrahamic Foundation

UK

Muslim

Dr. Justine Huxley, Director, St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace

UK

Sufi

Jagraj Singh Ji, CEO and Founder, Everything's 13 and Basics of Sikhi

UK

Sikh

Dr. Vinod Kapashi, President, Mahavir Foundation

UK

Jain

Kirsten Kratz, Guiding Teacher, Gaia House, Insight Meditation Centre

UK

Buddhist

Imam Wasim Kempson, Norbury Muslim Centre

UK

Muslim

Fazlun Khalid, Founder-Director of the Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Science (IFEES)

UK

Muslim

Sr. Jayanti Kirplani, Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University

UK

Brahma Kumaris

Rabbi Natan Levy, Teaching Fellow, Leo Baeck College

UK

Jewish

Catherine McGee, Guiding Teacher, Gaia House, Insight Meditation Centre

UK

Buddhist

Most Rev. Barry Morgan, Archbishop of Wales

UK

Christian

Judith Morris, General Secretary of the Baptist Union of Wales

UK

Christian

Dr. Shuruq Naguib, Lecturer in the department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, Lancaster University

UK

Muslim

Jeffrey Newman, Rabbi Emeritus of Finchley Reform Synagogue and Adviser to the International Secretariat of www.EarthCharter.org

UK

Jewish

Very Rev. June Osborne, Dean of Salisbury, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

UK

Christian

Martin Palmer, Secretary General, Alliance and Religious Conservation (ARC)

UK

Christian

Paul Parker, Recording Clerk, Quakers in Britain

UK

Christian

Imam Ismail Patel, Friends of Al-Aqsa

UK

Muslim

Rev. Dr. David Pickering, Minister of St Andrew's Leeds and Moderator of the United Reformed Church's National Synod of Scotland

UK

Christian

Yanai Postelnik, Guiding Teacher, Gaia House, Insight Meditation Centre

UK

Buddhist

Dr. Mawlana Shahid Raza OBE, Leicester Central Mosque

UK

Muslim

Imam Abduljalil Sajid, Chairman of Muslim Council for Religious and Racial Harmony (MCRRH) and one of the Founders of the Muslim Council of Britain, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

UK

Muslim

Sagar Sumaria, Jain Ecology, SA Sumaria

UK

Jain

Mary Sweetland, Chair of Eco-Congregation Scotland

UK

Christian

Bishop Joseph Toal, Diocese of Motherwell, Scotland

UK

Christian

Rt. Hon Dr. Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury

UK

Christian

Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, Rabbi of the New North London Synagogue and Senior Rabbi of The Assembly of Masorti Synagogues UK, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

UK

Jewish

Shaykh Dr. Asim Yusuf, Nur al Habib Foundation

UK

Muslim

Bishop Michele Frank Pollesel, Bishop of the Diocese of Uruguay

Uruguay

Christian

Sheikh Muhammad Nur Abdallah, Imam and Director for the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

USA

Muslim

Imam Johari Abdul-Malik, Director of Outreach, Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center

USA

Muslim

Ibrahm Abdul-Matin, author of "Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet."

USA

Muslim

Imam Al-Hajj Talib ‘Abdur-Rashid, Vice President of The Muslim Alliance in North America

USA

Muslim

Ivan Abrahams, General Secretary, World Methodist Council

USA

Christian

Aisha H.L al-Adawiya, Founder and Chair, Women In Islam Inc.

USA

Muslim

Sahar Alsahlani, Member of the Executive Council of Religions for Peace USA, Representative of the Al Khoei Foundation

USA

Muslim

Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of California

USA

Christian

Rev. Dr. Neddy Astudillo, GreenFaith Latin America Coordinator

USA

Christian

Azhar Azeez, President of Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)

USA

Muslim

Dr. Y. Mossa Basha, Chairman, Muslim American Coalition, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

USA

Muslim

Jan Chozen Bays, Co- Founder, Great Vow Zen Monastery, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

USA

Buddhist

Rt. Rev. Mark M. Beckwith, Bishop of Newark

USA

Christian

Br. Clark Berge SSF, Minister General, Society of St. Francis

USA

Christian

Ven. Anandabodhi Bhikkhuni, Co-founder of Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery

USA

Buddhist

Ven. Santacitta Bhikkhuni, Co-founder of Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery

USA

Buddhist

Ven. Santussika Bhikkhuni, Karuna Buddhist Vihara and Founder of Buddhist Climate Action Network (BCAN)

USA

Buddhist

Rev. Canon Sally G. Bingham, President, The Regeneration Project, Interfaith Power & Light

USA

Christian

Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, Founder, Buddhist Global Relief

USA

Buddhist

Tara Brach, Insight Meditation Community of Washington, Senior Teacher and Founder

USA

Buddhist

Prof. Rev. Walter Brueggemann, Professor Emeritus, Columbia Theological Seminary

USA

Christian

Patrick Carolan, Executive Director, Franciscan Action Network

USA

Christian

Gretchen Castle, General Secretary of Friends World Committee for Consultation

USA

Quaker

Imam Saffet Abid Catovic, Chairman Green Muslims of New Jersey (GMNJ)

USA/ Bosnia

Muslim

Ven. Thubten Chodron, Founder and Abbess of Sravasti Abbey

USA

Buddhist

Roy (Bud) Cederholm, Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts

USA

Christian

Colin Christopher, Executive Director, Green Muslims

USA

Muslim

Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre, Professor of Social Ethics and Latinx Studies at the Iliff School of Theology

USA

Christian

Prof.Celia Deane-Drummond, Professor of Theology, Moral Theology/Christian Ethics, Systematic Theology

USA

Christian

Ashok Domadia, JAINA President & Chairman, JAINA BOD

USA

Jain

Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer, General Minister and President, United Church of Christ

USA

Christian

Imam Plemon El-Amin, Resident Imam of the Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

USA

Muslim

Shaykh Mohamed-Umer Esmail, Nueces Mosque

USA

Muslim

Fr. Raymond Finch, Superior General, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers

USA

Christian

Ven. Norman Fischer, Founder and Teacher of the Everyday Zen Foundation, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

USA

Buddhist

Rabbi Pamela Frydman, Rabbis for Religious Freedom and Equality in Israel

USA

Jewish

Homi D. Gandhi, Vice President, Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America (FEZANA)

USA

Zoroastrian

Joseph Goldstein, Insight Meditation Society, Senior Teacher and Founder of the Insight Meditation Society

USA

Buddhist

Prof. Roger S. Gottlieb, Professor of Philosophy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

USA

Jewish

Rabbi Arthur Green, Rector, Rabbinical School, Hebrew College, Newton MA

USA

Jewish

John Grim, Co-Director, Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology

USA

Interfaith

Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold, Former Presiding Bishop, Primate and Chief Pastor of the Episcopal Church, President of the House of Bishops, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

USA

Christian

Rev. Joan Jiko Halifax, Abbot of Upaya Zen Center

USA

Buddhist

Jaydee Hanson, Virginia Conference United Methodist Board of Church & Society

USA

Christian

Rev. Fletcher Harper, Executive Director,GreenFaith

USA

Interfaith

Rev. Martin Hauser. Pastor, Grace and St.Paul's Church

USA

Christian

Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson, President of Auburn Seminary, New York, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

USA

Christian

Prof. Jennifer Herdt, Professor of Christian Ethics and Religious Studies, Yale University

USA

Christian

Tomas Insua, Executive Director, Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM)

USA

Christian

Dr. Muzaffar Iqbal, Founder-President of Center for Islam and Science, Canada, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

USA

Muslim

Dr. Pankaj Jain, Associate Professor, University of Nortth Texas

USA

Jain

Shaykh Hisham Kabbani, Founder and Chairman of the Islamic Supreme Council of America, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

USA

Muslim

Bhai Sahib Satpal Singh Khalsa, Ambassador of Sikh Religion, Western Hemisphere

USA

Sikh

Oussama Jammal, General Secretary, US Council of Muslim Organizations’

USA

Muslim

Dr. Jack Kornfield, Founder of the Spirit Rock Center

USA

Buddhist

Gerry Lee, Executive Director, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

USA

Christian

Rabbi Michael Lerner, Editor, Tikkun and Chair of the Network of Spiritual Progressives Berkeley, California

USA

Jewish

Rabbi Mordechai Liebling, Director, Tikkun Olam Commission of the Jewish Reconstructionist Communities

USA

Jewish

Acharya Adam Lobel, Shambhala

USA

Buddhist

Dr. Erin Lothes, Assistant Professor of Theology at the College of Saint Elizabeth

USA

Christian

David R. Loy, Zen Teacher in the Sanbo Zen Tradition of Japanese Buddhism

USA

Buddhist

Commissioner Christine MacMillan, Director of Public Engagement, World Evangelical Alliance

USA

Christian

Rabbi Nina Mandel, President Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association

USA

Jewish

Rabbi Richard Marker, Vice Chair of the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

USA

Jewish

Rabbi Natan Martin, Direcor of Student Life, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) and Associate Rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel

USA

Jewish

Sr. Patricia McDermott, RSM, President of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

USA

Christian

Metropolitan Nikitas Lulias, Member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

USA

Christian

Lama Willa Milla, Natural Dharma Fellowship

USA

Buddhist

Rev. Peter Morales, President, Unitarian Universalist Association

USA

Christian

Dr. T. Kenjitsu Nakagaki, President of the Buddhist Council of New York

USA

Christian

Beth Norcross, Founding Director, the Center for Spirituality in Nature

USA

Spiritual

Rev. Dr. John T. Pawlikowski, OSM, Ph.D, Director of Catholic-Jewish Studies Program, University of Chicago

USA

Christian

Br. Michael Potvin-Frost, Order of Franciscan Hermits

USA

Christian

Diane Randall, Executive Secretary, Friends Committee on National Legislation

USA

Quaker

Prof. Larry L. Rasmussen, is Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics emeritus at Union Theological Seminary and author (with Dieter Hessel) of Earth Community

USA

Christian

Dr. Joerg Rieger, Cal Turner Chancellor's Chair in Wesleyan Studies and Distinguished Professor of Theology at the Divinity School and the Graduate Program in Religion at Vanderbilt University

USA

Christian

Dr. Donald Rothberg, Leader in Socially Engaged Spirituality, Spirit Rock Center; East Bay Meditation Center

USA

Buddhist

Dr. Nicolae Roddy, Associate Professor of Theology at Creighton University,

USA

 Christian

Richard Rohr, O.F.M, Founding Director and Academic Dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation

USA

Christian

Dr. Robert P. Sellers, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Parliament of the World's Religions

USA

Interfaith

Imam Al-Hajj Talib ‘Abdur-Rashid, Vice President of The Muslim Alliance in North America

USA

Muslim

Dr. Saiyid Masroor Shah, Chairman of Green Masjid Task Force

USA

Muslim

Imam Zaid Shakir, Co-founder and Chairman of Student Affairs at Zaytuna College

USA

Muslim

Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi, Chairman of the Fiqh (Islamic Law) Council of North America (FCNA)

USA

Muslim

Rev.Dr. Ronald Sider, Evangelicals for Social Action

USA

Christian

Dr. Rajwant Singh, Founder and President of EcoSikh

USA

Sikh

Shakeel Syed, Executive Director, Islamic Shura Council of Southern California

USA

Muslim

Dr. Sayyid M. Syeed, National Director for the Office for Interfaith & Community Alliances for the Islamic Society of North America

USA

Muslim

Shelley Tanenbaum, General Secretary, Quaker Earthcare Witness USA

USA

Quaker

Ven. Tathālokā Therī, Founder, Dhammadharini Sangha and Co-Founder North American Bhikkhuni Association

USA

Buddhist

Rabbi Lawrence Troster, Founder of Shomrei Breishit

USA

Jewish

Mary Evelyn Tucker, Co-Director, Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology

USA

Interfaith

Shaikh Mohamed Umer-Esmail, Imam of the Nueces Mosque

USA

Muslim

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Ph.D, Sheikh Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddidiyya Sufi Order, Golden Sufi Center

USA

Sufi

Rev. Dr. William F. Vendley, Secretary General of the World Conference of Religions for Peace (WCRP)

USA

Interfaith

Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Executive Director, Shalom Center

USA

Jewish

Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., President, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and Jewish Reconstructionist Communities

USA

Jewish

Thanissara Mary Weinberg, Founder, Sacred Mountain Sangha

USA

Buddhist

Prof. Norman Wirzba, Professor of Theology, Ecology, and Agrarian Studies at Duke Divinty School; Senior Fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics

USA

Christian

Most Ven. Thích Nữ Tịnh Nguyện, President of Vietnam Bhikkhuni Sangha

Viet Nam

Buddhist

Rev. Suzanne Matale, General Secretary, Council of Churches of Zambia

Zambia

Christian

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