The Commonwealth Jewish Council is taking a leading role on environmental issues and will be participating in COP26, the global United Nations climate change conference taking place next month in Glasgow.
The climate talks will be the biggest international summit the UK has ever hosted; bringing together heads of state, climate experts, young people, civil society, trade unions etc, to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change.
CJC will be hosting a hybrid online and in-person panel, ‘Are Religious Leaders Rising to the Climate Challenge?’
The Commonwealth Jewish Council recognises that religion is one of the most potent and motivating forces in human society.
Unfortunately, far too often the power of religious communities is overlooked in international affairs and only perceived as a source of trouble rather than idealistic action for the good of Humankind. If religions and their leaders are not on board with the need to address climate change, arguably, huge proportions of the world’s population will not be moved to take the matter seriously.
This panel will explore not only what religions have to say about the topic but, more importantly, what religions are doing and can do to improve the world on this front.
Join us at 13:30 (UK) on Monday 1st November 2021 in the Science Show Theatre, Glasgow.
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In India, the pandemic still rages and obtaining oxygen, let alone hospital treatment, is not easy. On Lag Ba’omer, we sent out an urgent request to our communities across the commonwealth asking them to play their part in aiding the coronavirus crisis currently playing out in India.
In less than two weeks, we have simply been blown away by the generosity of response. The incredible communities in Australia, Barbados, Canada, Eswatini, Gibraltar, Mauritius, Jersey, Malta, Mauritius, Mozambique, South Africa, Uganda, and the U.K. have already stepped up and we feel so thankful to be part of this wonderful network.
The Commonwealth Jewish Council has just sent oxygen concentrators to communities across the country, thanks to many of our smaller communities around the world coming together and donating.
Here the Jews of Ahmedabad, the only Jewish community in Gujarat, receive this life saving machine.