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The Holy Land Puts Its Faith In Climate Action 11 July , 2011

Whilst the major world religions can boast some great green principles at their core such as moderation, limiting waste and caring for nature, they have been rather slow to acknowledge human-induced climate change and the need for joint action. Which is why it’s so great to hear that the Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land (CRIHL), which represent all recognized religions in the Holy Land, has formally recognized the global challenge of climate change.

In a recent public statement, the CRIHL said, “We acknowledge the scientific basis of human-caused climate change and the threat it poses to human societies and the planet, as articulated by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. We also recognize the spiritual roots of this crisis, and the importance of a religious response to it.”

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