Faith leaders from around the world will meet at Windsor at an event hosted by HRH The Prince Philip and attended by the Secretary General of the United Nations, His Excellency Mr Ban Ki-moon. The aim is to launch and discuss their long term initiatives to Protect the Living Planet. The Celebration comes a month before the Copenhagen Climate Change talks in December.
The Celebration – a Summit of Religious and Secular leaders – will launch dozens of long-term commitments by all the major faith traditions. These Commitments cover for example: all Daoist Temples in China solar powered; creating faith-based eco-labelling systems in Islam, Hinduism and Judaism; greening all types of religious buildings; protecting sacred forests; developing ethical investment policies; printing sacred books on environmentally-friendly paper; creating educational programmes through the faiths’ major role in both formal and informal education.
Just over a year ago, ARC and UNDP launched the unique partnership to help faiths ma