Who else is Living the Change?

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Facing the climate emergency together, we, people of faith, spirit, and conscience in every part of the world, are changing how we live.

We journey towards climate-friendly lifestyles, making a difference by practicing our deepest beliefs and values, being public leaders that inspire others to act, and influencing the institutional and systemic levels.

We represent diverse traditions -- from Christianity to Buddhism, Islam to Hinduism, Animism to Judaism --, different teachings, cultures, and ways of life, all working together in our local contexts and daily lives to create a flourishing world. We are taking action 3 priority areas that can lower our footprint the most: transport, diet, and home energy use.

We meet regularly in an online hub to get to know each other, root ourselves in our religious and spiritual teachings and practices, share our joys and difficulties regarding the challenges of taking the car less, or reducing meat consumption, or furthermore purchasing renewable energy to power our homes -- there is nothing like a good conversation around a drink!

Will you meet other people living the change?

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Gopal D. Patel

I'm really looking forward to not having to travel so that I can get back down to my spiritual practice -- which at its essence is to be grounded in your locality, and not to be worried too much about what's happening tomorrow or what's happening in far-off lands, just really be present where you are.

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Compromisos hechos por líderes de fe

Diversos líderes religiosos y espirituales de todo el mundo están haciendo compromisos personales para vivir una vida sostenible. Al tomar acciones climáticas a nivel individual y familiar, estos líderes religiosos están practicando sus valores e inspirando a los demás miembros de su comunidad.

Baha'i, Switzerland, President of the International Environment Forum

As a Baha'i, my whole life has been devoted to environmental protection and education for sustainability, both professionally as a scientist and in the Baha'i community.

That is why I commit to make my next car a hybrid or electric car!

Muslim, Interfaith & Community Alliances Director of ISNA (Islamic Society of North America)

We have been entrusted to care for all creation and maintain the planet’s balance through moderation. We will all be held accountable.

That is why I commit to reduce food waste in my home by 50%

Co-Founder of 3BL Associates, Public-Planet Partnerships, Recipes for Wellbeing, Diabetes.bh, Diversity on Board. (FRSA) Bahrain

The Sufi tradition reflects that we must read nature as if it is scripture. My commitment is motivated towards contributing to protecting that ultimate scripture.

I commit to

  • Adjust my thermostat 1-2 °C (3-4 °F) higher during summer
  • Minimize my air conditioning use
  • Reduce food waste in my home by 50%

Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance

I commit to a vegetarian diet and to power my home with 100% renewable energy.

General Secretary, Friends World Committee for Consultation (Quakers)

Why?

“The spiritual imperative I feel as a Quaker and as a Christian to love one another is at the heart of my life and my relationships, with people and with the earth”.

Commitment

Purchase renewable energy to power my home

Archbishop of Cape Town, Primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa

I pledge to use more gas at home than electricity, to tree planting after major travelling and to continue abstaining from eating meat.

Chair - Angligreen Anglican Church Southern Queensland Environment Group (“Angligreen”)

I commit to 100% renewable energy in my home.

My motivation is to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth as I recognize that climate change is a most serious threat to the lives of the present and future generations.

Primate of Sweden and Archbishop of Uppsala Sweden

I commit to eat at least five vegetarian meals each week.

Catholic, USA, co-president of Pax Christi International

I believe deeply in the sacredness of creation and have tried to live lightly on the earth for many years.

I commit to walk or use a bicycle for my repeated errands

Franciscan Friar and teacher

This seems a natural corollary of seeing the earth as sacred and even the Body of Christ.

I commit to plan for non-stop flights - to avoid connecting flights or layovers.

  • Plan for non-stop flights (no connecting flights or layovers)
  • Avoid long-haul flights (5 hours or more)
  • Replace my home light bulbs with LEDs
  • Adjust my thermostat 1-2 °C (3-4 °F) higher during summer
  • Adjust my thermostat 1-2 °C (3-4 °F) lower during winter
  • Minimize my air conditioning use
  • Reduce food waste in my home by 50%Eat chicken instead of beef or lamb

Co-Founder of the Jewish Ecological Coalition (JECO) Australia

To take care of God's world for those humans, animals and species struggling today, and into the future.

I commit to:

  • Plan for non-stop flights (no connecting flights or layovers)
  • Make your next car a hybrid or electric car
  • Replace my home light bulbs with LEDs
  • Adjust my thermostat 1-2 °C (3-4 °F) higher during summer
  • Purchase renewable energy to power my home
  • Install a solar array to power my residence
  • Reduce food waste in my home by 50%
  • Make at least half of my meals plant-based (with exceptions for cheese and milk)
  • Eat meat only once each week

Reflexiones personales, historias y lecciones

Vivir el cambio puede ser más fácil y más gratificante cuando compartimos nuestras experiencias. Estas historias de cambio de amplia participación, nos recuerdan que todas y todos estamos juntos en esto; nos ofrece lecciones, recomendaciones y reflexiones espirituales para un futuro floreciente.

Al contar historias personales dentro de nuestra comunidad, reafirmamos nuestra responsabilidad de cuidar nuestro planeta compartido. ¿Te unes con nosotros?

Lindsey Fielder Cook, Representante para el Cambio Climático con la Oficina Cuáquera de las Naciones Unidas, discute los beneficios y desafíos de tomar decisiones sostenibles tanto como individuos como parte de una familia.

El Sr. Rufus Kamran, Director Ejecutivo de la Sociedad para la Paz y el Desarrollo Sostenible (SPSD) -Pakistán, comparte su experiencia personal con la teología ecuménica del desarrollo.

El hermano Lluc Torcal sirve como Procurador General de la Orden Cisterna del monasterio católico de Poblet en Cataluña, donde apoya un proceso de conversión ecológica que refleja un camino de simplicidad.

Marie Denis, co-presidenta del movimiento global por la paz católica Pax Christi Internacional, ayudó a establecer una comunidad intencional en un vecindario del centro de Washington, DC, centrada en la justicia social, la paz y la no-violencia activa.

El Reverendo John Dear, un sacerdote católico que ha escrito más de 30 libros sobre el Evangelio de Jesús, la forma de no violencia y el llamado a hacer las paces, reflexiona sobre sus décadas de trabajo como activista por la justicia y la paz.

BK Jayasimha colaboró con otros miembros de la comunidad Brahma Kumaris para construir los sistemas de energía solar que alimentan su sede en el monte Abu, India.

La hermana Jayanti, directora europea de la Universidad Espiritual Mundial Brahma Kumaris, se ha movido a una dieta totalmente basada en plantas de acuerdo con la ley del karma "(acción y reacción) y el respeto por nuestros recursos naturales.

El Reverendo Milton Mejía ha desarrollado un Curso de Eco-Teología en la Iglesia Presbiteriana de Colombia que busca recuperar los conceptos y prácticas de austeridad, ahorro y cuidado pastoral desde una perspectiva ecológica.

La hermana Christin Tomy, OP, ha generado conversaciones significativas entre sus hermanas dominicas católicas de Sinsinawa sobre los fundamentos espirituales y éticos de su vegetarianismo.

La rabina Katie Allen reflexiona sobre los factores individuales, familiares y sociales que a menudo determinan cuán fácil o difícil puede ser para nosotros vivir de manera sostenible.

Per Ingvar Haukeland es un profesor cuáquero e investigador principal que ha trabajado junto con su esposa para establecer una iniciativa de transición de sostenibilidad para los residentes de su pequeño pueblo noruego.

Shelley Tanenbaum, Secretaria General de Quaker Earthcare Witness, se ha comprometido a viajar en tren siempre que sea posible mientras supervisa la divulgación a la comunidad cuáquera en América del Norte.

El imán Zaid Shakir analiza cómo y por qué depende de cada persona tomar las lecciones de Ramadán transcendentes y duraderas.