Une belle initiative. Ce dimanche 28 juin, une marche cosmopolite traversera Rome pour saluer la publication de l’encyclique du pape François.
Partant de la Piazza Farnese, la marche se rendre jusqu’à la place Saint Pierre, avec le slogan « Une terre, une seule famille humaine ». Pour accompagner cette marche, chacun, à Rome ou ici, est invité à faire sonner ses cloches, tambours, shofars et autres instruments sonores pour réveiller les consciences.
La marche est organisé par une équipe internationale de partenaires catholiques, multi-religieux ou de la société civile. « OurVoices », la campagne inter-religieuse de GreenFaith en fait partie.
Plus d’infos ci dessous (en anglais)
Emerging Leaders Multi-Faith Climate Convergence
Rome, Italy – 27 June – 1 July, 2015
A Window in Time
The Paris climate negotiations in December and the release of the papal encyclical this summer create a remarkable opportunity to mobilize and connect a new generation of leaders of diverse faiths on climate change. It’s a critical time, and it requires the innovative and energetic approaches that emerging leaders can offer. There are young leaders on climate and environmental issues across the world—spanning many religious and spiritual traditions, locations and styles of leadership. These leaders can benefit enormously from connecting with each other, learning they’re not alone in their beliefs and their activism, and finding out about resources and support which can deepen their work. This is the purpose of the Emerging Leaders Multi-Faith Climate Convergence. Convergence OurVoices, a campaign of GreenFaith, the Conservation Foundation and diverse partners worldwide, will launch an international, multi-faith emerging leaders’ network for climate action, kicking off at a 27 June – 1 July Convergence in Rome for 100 or more carefully selected participants ages 21-40 from diverse religious and geographic backgrounds. Participants will arrive in Rome on Saturday, 27 June. On Sunday, 28 June, participants will take part in a multi-faith and civil society march in Rome to St. Peter’s Square, offering thanks to Pope Francis for his leadership on climate and environmental issues and calling on world leaders to reach an ambitious and just climate agreement in Paris in December, 2015.
At the Convergence itself, which will take place from Monday, 29 June – Wednesday, 1 July, participants will share their backgrounds, motivations and beliefs with each other. Activities will be translated into multiple languages, creating a sense of community, diversity and interfaith dialogue. Participants will share their experiences of leadership, learning from each other about how religious and spiritual communities and initiatives can create positive environmental change. They will receive media training and coaching to develop year-long Action Plans for projects in their home countries. Following the Convergence, a full-time organizer will staff the network, sharing success stories, providing encouragement and support, and identifying future priorities. The Convergence will set the stage for effective, multi-faith leadership by these emerging leaders on climate change. It will help spur faith-based environmental projects on the ground in countries around the world.