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A Canadian Interfaith Call for Leadership and Action on Climate Change

A Canadian Interfaith Call for Leadership and Action on Climate Change

(October 28, 2011) – Faith communities throughout Canada believe they have a moral responsibility to address global warming.

From Sunday October 23 to Monday October 24, faith leaders, politicians and members of the public gathered in Ottawa to engage in a panel discussion and national dialogue on climate change.

The meeting released a letter, titled the Canadian Interfaith Call for Leadership and Action on Climate Change signed by representatives of Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Baha’i and ecumenical groups, according to a news release from the Canadian Council of Churches, which organized the event.

This is among the first time that such a broad interfaith effort has been undertaken inCanada.

Responding to the Canadian Interfaith Call for Leadership and Action on Climate Change, participants discussed climate change as the root of a spiritual crisis, the values necessary for a sustainable economy, and the challenge of climate justice.

Full text for the Canadian Interfaith Call for Leadership and Action on Climate Change here

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