Thursday, January 21, 2010

Faith Leaders Hold No-Fly Climate Summit

Image credit: Faith Climate Connect

by Sami Grover, Carrboro, NC, USA

From Copenhagen's gargantuan carbon footprint to Al Gore's emissions there's no shortage of people complaining about the carbon emitted by those who want to cut carbon. But many are trying to keep this in check. A group of religious leaders just an interfaith no-fly summit, exactly one month after Copenhagen, to discuss the practical role that faith, and in particular sacred texts, can play following the disappointment of COP15.

Organized by the Bible Society, the summit was held exclusively within a new interfaith social network known called Faith. Climate. Connect. Taking inspiration from poll results that show as many as 47% of religious adherents want their leaders to set an environmental example and fly less, the summit was held entirely online... read more at