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Faith in Conservation: Lambeth Palace, Nov 2015
Faith in the Future: UN Bristol Meeting Sept 2015
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Trondheim GPN, 2013
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Major ARC events

Zug, Switzerland, where ARC is holding the inaugural Faith in Finance meeting, Oct/Nov 2017


Faith in Finance, Zug Switzerland Oct/Nov 2017

Financial investors and leaders of more than 30 different faith traditions representing over 500 faith investment groups from eight religions and around three trillion dollars in assets, will meet in Zug, Switzerland, from October 30 to November 1, 2017, for the Faith in Finance meeting. More details can be found here


Meeting of the Brokers: Faith in Conservation, Lambeth Palace, November 2015

Thirty years ago HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, in his role as International President of WWF initiated a gathering at Assisi of the major conservation/environment organisations and five of the world's major religions. At the time it was a radical and for many people a rather astonishing link between two quite different kind of structural entities. In the three decades since hundreds of thousands of faith-based conservation programmes and projects, and hundreds of networks and organisations have developed. An academic discipline linking religion and ecology is now well-established. However, there has never been an international attempt to consolidate lessons learned and best practices in order to inform the development of new partnerships and to sustain the ones that have developed. For the first time ever, ARC, together with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is asking key people who have brokered these partnerships and those active in research or projects linking religion and conservation to come together to share experiences, successes, failures, hopes, plans and dreams. And then create a handbook to show how it can be done.

UN Bristol Meeting: Faiths and the SDGs, September 2015

Bristol UN Faiths meeting
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and ARC are holding a historic UN Meeting on Faiths and the Sustainable Development Goals, in Bristol, UK, from September 8th to 9th. This meeting has been initiated by UNDP as a key part of the United Nations’ post 2015 process

Summit of the Consciences for the Climate, July 2015

The groundbreaking summit, at the Palace Élysée on July 21, brought together major religious and moral figures ahead of the 2015 COP, with the unique aim of encouraging a global "narrative of conscience" to emerge around our responsibility to the climate and the environment.


2014: Faithful farming, Uganda

On September 14, 2014, ARC brought together over seventy religious leaders, environmentalists and local policymakers from across Africa for a three-day workshop in Kampala, Uganda. The event explored the role of faith communities in promoting Sustainable Land Management and Climate-Smart Agriculture using ARC's experience in developing the Farming God's Way and Islamic Farming toolkits. More information here.

2014: Ise Celebration, Japan

In partnership with the Shinto leaders of Jinja Honcho ARC held an important meeting at Ise, Honshu Island, Japan, the site of the Grand Shrine of Ise. The meeting, which was addressed by Her Imperial Highness, Princess Akiko as well as UN Assistant Secretary General Olav Kjørven, celebrated and advanced the work of faiths on forestry and other key environmental initiatives around the world. The Ise gathering also saw the launch of Culture, Creativity and Values, a new partnership project between ARC, the Club of Rome and the United Nations. More information about the Ise event can be found here.

2013: Green Pilgrimage Network meeting, Trondheim, Norway

Prince Philip and Ban Ki-Moon at the Windsor Celebration, 2009
Trondheim, Norway, hosted a meeting of the Green Pilgrimage Network, in July 2013. The meeting looked at how pilgrimage cities can make pilgrimage a more environmentally positive experience, both for the pilgrims and for the cities, towns, villages and routes that host them. Link here for more information.

2012: Celebration of African faith plans, Nairobi

On September 17th to 20th, ARC celebrated the launch of long-term action plans on the environment by our faith partners in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. The event was held in conjunction with the All Africa Conference of Churches in Nairobi, Kenya. Link here for more details.

2011: Green Pilgrimage Network Launch, Assisi

On October 31 to November 3, 2011, ARC launched the Green Pilgrimage Network at Assisi, Italy. Also launched at Assisi were two new long-term action plans on the environment - by the Coptic Orthodox Church and Mongolian Buddhists - and two guides written specially for Muslim pilgrims, The Green Guide for Hajj and Islam and Water. Link here for more information.

2009: Launch of Long Term Plans, Windsor, UK

In November 2009, ARC and UNDP joined together to create an extraordinary event. The celebration, titled Many Heavens, One Earth at Windsor Castle in November 2009 launched 31 long-term commitments to environmental action by nine major faiths worldwide.

These faith commitments were made in the presence of HRH Prince Philip, and HE Ban Ki-moon, secretary general of the United Nations.

For more details link here. And for the Year After Windsor report link here.

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