Persönliche Geschichten

Während wir uns gemeinsam der globalen Klimakrise stellen, ändern religiöse und spirituelle Menschen überall auf der Welt ihren persönlichen Lebensstil.

Wir verändern unser persönliches Leben auf die Art und Weise, die uns am wichtigsten ist, und bewirken etwas, indem wir unsere tiefsten Überzeugungen und Werte praktizieren. Wir ergreifen Maßnahmen in drei Lebensbereichen, die sich am stärksten auf unsere persönliche Klimabilanz auswirken: Verkehr, Ernährung und Energieverbrauch im Haushalt.

Wir repräsentieren verschiedene Traditionen, Lehren, Kulturen und Lebensweisen, die alle zusammenarbeiten, um eine blühende Welt zu schaffen. Lies unsere Geschichten und lass dich von unseren Wegen der Veränderung inspirieren!

Meine Kinder sind meine Inspiration und Vorbilder. Sie haben mich über Luftverschmutzung, Plastik und Abfall aufgeklärt. Sie fliegen nicht, ernähren sich vegan und gehen zu Fuß, wo immer es möglich ist.

I believe that big changes that take us out of our comfort zone are going to make the difference.

The simple pleasures of living sustainably help sustain my spirit for the long struggle ahead.

Mr. Tomás Insua, Executive Director of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, discusses the Laudato Si’ Encyclical as an urgent call to action to transform the way we live and walk on the Earth.

Mr. Arnd Riester, a practitioner of Shambhala Buddhism in Germany, says we should drastically reduce plastic packaging, in part by avoiding supermarkets.

Ms. Caroline Bader is the Director of “Living the Change” with GreenFaith. Based in Germany, and previously serving as Youth Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation, she believes it is her responsibility as a Christian to care for her climate neighbors as her brothers and sisters around the world.

Mr. Saffet Catovic, a Bosnian-American Muslim working with the Islamic Society of North America, wants to move towards a more plant-based diet, which is the diet of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him).

BK Jayasimha collaborated with fellow members of the Brahma Kumaris community to build the solar energy systems that power their headquarters in Mt. Abu, India.

Per Ingvar Haukeland is a Quaker professor and senior researcher who has worked together with his wife to establish a sustainability transition initiative for residents of their small Norwegian town.

Imam Zaid Shakir discusses how and why it is up to each person to make the lessons of Ramadan lasting and permanent.

Sister Christin Tomy, OP, has sparked meaningful conversations among her fellow Catholic Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa about the spiritual and ethical foundations of her vegetarianism.

Rufus Kamran, Direktor der Gesellschaft für Frieden und nachhaltige Entwicklung (SPSD) in Pakistan, berichtet über seine persönlichen Erfahrungen mit der ökumenischen Theologie der Entwicklung.

I am more appreciative of the rich bounty of foods available to us from the earth, and I am more conscious of how my decisions can help or harm others. It has been very empowering.

We need more and more people eating locally, connecting to the natural world around them

Lindsey Fielder Cook, Representative for Climate Change with the Quaker United Nations Office, discuss the benefits and challenges of making sustainable decisions both as an individual and as part of a family.

Ms. Nana Firman is the Co-Founder of the Global Muslim Climate Network, as well as the Muslim Outreach Director of GreenFaith. As a Muslim working in Indonesia and the United States, she explains the Koran’s teachings that we must walk gently upon the Earth.

The Rt. Rev. Marc Andrus, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California, is working to reduce his personal carbon footprint.

Ms. Merle Riester, a young practitioner of Shambhala Buddhism in Germany, reflects upon the strange experience of realizing how much material “stuff” we don’t truly need.

Sister Jayanti, European Director of Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University, has moved to a totally plant-based diet in accordance with the law of “karma” (action and reaction) and respect for our natural resources.

Shelley Tanenbaum, General Secretary of Quaker Earthcare Witness, has committed to traveling by train whenever possible while overseeing outreach to the Quaker community across North America.

Marie Denis, co-president of the global Catholic peace movement Pax Christi International, helped establish an intentional community in an inner city neighborhood of Washington, DC, focused on social justice, peace, and active nonviolence.

Wir leben in einer Welt, in der wir uns ständig für Veränderung aussprechen (...), aber selbst keine Schritte unternehmen. Allah teilt uns mit, dass Er eine Gemeinschaft nicht ändern wird, solange sie sich nicht selbst ändert.

This is resistance at the most intimate level! I am going to resist my own body and comfort and challenge myself to a month without meat.

Rabbi Katy Allen reflects upon the individual, family, and societal factors that often determine how easy or difficult it can be for us to live sustainabily.

Rev. Dr. Neddy Astudillo, a Presbyterian pastor in the United States, says we should eat regionally-harvested foods. As a Venezuelan-American eco-theologian, she also serves as Latin America Director of GreenFaith.

Rev. Henrik Grape, a Climate Change Officer with the World Council of Churches, discusses the difficulty of removing structural barriers to change.

Rev. Bee Moorhead, a Presbyterian leader who directs Texas Impact’s interfaith legislative advocacy network, reflects upon feelings of community and a loving universe.

Brother Lluc Torcal serves as Procurator General Cisterian Order of the Catholic Poblet monestary in Catalonia, where he supports an ecological conversion process that reflects a path of simplicity.

Rev. Milton Mejía has developed an Eco-Theology Course in the Presbyterian Church of Colombia that seeks to recover the concepts and practices of austerity, saving, and pastoral care from an ecological perspective.

Mr. Kyle Meyaard-Schaap, the U.S. National Organizer & Spokesperson for Young Evangelicals for Climate Action, celebrates seeing the transformation promised in the Gospel manifested in his own sustainable lifestyle.

Rev. John Dear, a Catholic priest who has written more than 30 books about the Gospel of Jesus, the way of nonviolence, and the call to make peace, reflects upon his decades of work as a justice and peace activist.