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Quakers join with other faiths calling for Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

Presiding Clerk Bruce Henry, on behalf of Australian Quakers, has signed a letter calling for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. Grassroots people of faith and leaders of religious institutions representing more than 1.5 billion persons called for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, in a multifaith letter released days before world leaders meet in Egypt for COP27. New reports from the United Nations and International Energy Agency (IEA) have shown an alarming gap between nations’ climate commitments and those needed to meet the Paris Agreement’s 1.5C goal.

"As leaders across diverse religious and spiritual communities around the globe, we call on governments to develop and implement a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. 

We have been granted a gift, an earth created in all its diversity, vitality, and abundance, for which we are called upon to be stewards. But this role of stewardship has been overshadowed by neglect, exploitation, and unsustainable consumption that threaten the natural balance, social harmony, and existence of life on earth.

We hail from many faiths and beliefs, but together we can remedy the decades of negligence to safeguard our coexistence with this earth. Just as our beliefs are entrenched in religious and spiritual teachings, our response to the climate crisis must be deeply rooted in science and equity to heal the planet and people alike."

To read the full letter go HERE.

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Wednesday, 16 November 2022 - 7:08pm