The biggest challenge of this century is climate change. Now the United Nations (UN) has come under the aegis of religion to save the earth. The Faith for Earth ‘campaign has been launched under the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
The biggest challenge of this century is climate change. Now the United Nations (UN) has come under the aegis of religion to save the earth. The Faith for Earth ‘campaign has been launched under the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). The goal is to transform 30% of the earth into a natural state by 2030 with the help of all religious organizations, priests and spiritual leaders of the world.
The director of the program, Drs. Iyad Abu Mowgli says that climate change is the biggest threat to human society. Yet most of the world’s population has not yet become environmentally sensitive. From the conclusion of all efforts to curb climate change, we have come to the conclusion that only religion has the power to make environmental fighters of the world’s population.
Dr. Iyad also says that scientists can give statistics, but only faith can instill a passion to save the Earth. Dr. Iyad believes that the relationship between science and religious belief is like knowledge and implementation. The other without one is incomplete. This is the basic idea behind starting the ‘Faith for the Earth’ campaign.
How did this idea come about?
In this regard, Drs. Iyad says that at the 2017 United Nations meeting, 193 countries set three goals for the next decade. The first is to eradicate poverty, the second is to educate everyone and the third is to save the environment. This ideology has emerged that religious organizations around the world are not contributing as much as they should to save the environment. The strength of these institutions can be gauged from the fact that 80% of the world’s population follows religious ethics.
Reaching Religious Institutions
If the total assets of these institutions are clubbed together, it will be the fourth largest economy in the world. These organizations account for 10% of the world’s residential land. 60% of schools and 50% of hospitals are affiliated with religious organizations. The ‘Faith for the Earth’ campaign was born with the intention of bringing this power into the mainstream for mankind.
Eco warriors will also arrive at the Parliament of Religions in Geneva this year.
With this campaign Pope Francis Shia has become the ‘Eco-warrior’ Imam of Ismaili Muslims. Atul Bagai, the head of the campaign in India, has started talks with religious gurus like Sadguru, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Shivani Didi and Radhanath Swamy for a sustainable future. Dr. Iyad says that this year the world’s religious parliament will be held in Geneva. It will also include religious eco-warriors. We will expand this campaign by combining science and religious spiritual ethics.
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