Octorber 28 2019 - STS - Jerusalem On October 28, 2019, more than 100 Christians, Jews, and Muslims attended the Conference on “Ecological Behaviour in Jerusalem”, intended to engage religious leaders and community members in discussing and promoting environment-friendly practices.

As for previous similar initiatives and also for this occasion, the STS contributed with its sound presence for a more successful achievement of the event.

Even recognizing that in many societies the priorities must be to eliminate extreme poverty and to promote the social development of their people, to acknowledge the ongoing air pollution, the declining availability of fresh water, or the desertification and contamination of the soil, cannot be undervalued. In this task, religious institutions have the potential to empower faculty and staff to teach faith and ecological behaviour, and to prepare more eco-friendly religious leaders.

The full-working day, organized in a plenary session one “Religion and ecological behaviour—perspectives from religious figures,” a second session of “Big thoughts… little talks” on ecological behaviour and religion, two practical workshops, and an outdoor experiential education session, was made even more pleasant by an assorted vegan lunch.

A link to the Symposium can be found here: https://www.interfaithsustain.com/the-2019-interfaith-seminary-symposium-on-ecological-behavior-in-jerusalem-concept-note-and-schedule/

To view photo highlights of the event, click here: https://www.facebook.com/interfaithsustain

A short article about the event can be read here: https://www.indcatholicnews.com/news/38190

Photos courtesy of Debbi Cooper Photography

Religion and ecological behavior—perspectives from religious figures
Listening with a vision
Discussing during lunch break
Five "S" of Br Steve
Thinking together

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