Police and Army soldiers cordoned the nearby Methodist Church where some 4,500 protesters have sought refuge after state security forces using automatic Armalite rifles opened fire at barricading farmers, estimated at 6,000 in a violent dispersal operation that wounded a hundred protesters.
Religious leaders came together in prayer Monday at the chapel of the Church Center for the United Nations to affirm the sanctity of the Earth. In a joint statement, they urged heads of state to ratify and implement the Paris climate change agreement negotiated in December.
The Interfaith Climate Change Statement (2016) outlines religious leaders and faith communities positive judgement of the adopted Paris Agreement and urges for its prompt signature and ratification by governments so that it can come into force as soon as possible. Read the full statement and add your support.
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Fethullah Gulen speaks to fellow Muslims: “We must categorically condemn the ideology that terrorists propagate and instead promote a pluralistic mindset with clarity and confidence.”
Denying the role that people have played in forest conservation over thousands of years especially impacts women. It is precisely women who have played a key role in the conservation and traditional use of forests, the transmission of traditional knowledge, and the provision of food, water and medicine for their communities.
UN Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Implementation of the Global Goals: Contributions from the Mothers of Values to Create Awareness for the Economic, Social and Environmental Dimensions in the Gender Perspective and Women and Girls Empowerment