American Baha'i community encourages climate change action

Submitted by admin on 26. January 2013 - 18:29

Every year for the past three years, the national Baha'i administrative body in the United States has written to the American Baha'i community about the broad interfaith effort on climate change in collaboration with the United Nations, including the Baha'i International Community's Seven Year Plan of Action on Climate Change. They have recommended thoughtful study of the problem and encouraged participation in efforts to respond to growing concerns about it that reflect Baha'i teachings on environmental stewardship and justice. This year they have highlighted two events to enhance understanding of the problem: the Wilmette Institute course on Scientific and Spiritual Dimensions of Climate Change based on the IEF course, and the National Preach-in on Global Warming (8-10 February 2013) sponsored by Interfaith Power and Light. Since the first Wilmette Institute course starting 1 February is already full, the course will be repeated 5 May to 23 June 2013. They encouraged Baha'i efforts to raise public awareness of the problem and to undertake related acts of service in their own localities.

These events have already been featured in LEAVES, the IEF newsletter.