The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD) and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, held the Interfaith Climate and Energy Conference at the Mishkenot Sha’ananim Conference Center in Jerusalem on March 19th, 2012. The Conference featured world and Holy Land-based religious leaders speaking out on the ethical imperative and religious basis for action on climate change and use of renewable energy. The goal of the Conference was to generate tractable change regarding environmental sustainability within faith-based communities in the Holy Land and worldwide. The two main levers for change are religious leaders and emerging religious teachers, who represent under-tapped potential environmental change agents.
From left to right: Sheik Ibrahim Abu El-Hawa, Rabbi Ronen Lubitch, Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III, Rabbi Daniel Sperber, and Sheik Muhammed Amara
From left to right: Heidi Livingston Eisips, director of Green Tech Academy, and Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem and Green Pilgrimage Ambassador Naomi Tsur
From left to right: Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III, Rabbi Daniel Sperber, and Sheik Muhammed Amara
Archbishop Dr. Elias Chacour of the Melkite Catholic Church
Participants in the Interfaith Women’s Workshop, facilitated by Elana Rozenmann, director of Trust Emun (fourth from left)
Interactive Break-out Workshop, facilitated by Eliyahu McLean of Jerusalem Peacemakers
Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem and Green Pilgrimage Ambassador Naomi Tsur
To view a photo album from the Conference, click here
or on the photo below:
Conference Program — March 19th, 2012
Parts of the Conference were organized in collaboration with TRUST-Emun, the TRUST WIN (Women’s Interfaith Network), Al Qasemi Academy, Friends of the Earth– Middle East, Teva Ivri and Rabbis for Human Rights.
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