Faith and Climate Network Merseyside event focuses on energy

By Bryan Lipscombe | December 11 2018

Faith and Climate Network Merseyside event focuses on energy

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    Almost 50 people representing different world faiths came together at an event in Birkenhead during Interfaith Week 2018 to learn and share experiences about environmental action with a focus on energy. The event was hosted by the Wirral Deen Centre and organised by charity Faiths4Change.

    The Imam, Mustaq Haque, set the scene by sharing Islamic teachings on caring for the environment. Local charity Energy Projects Plus brought the focus to energy with a workshop and ‘ice breaker’ to encourage discussion.  There followed a series of short ‘soap box’ talks where people shared experiences from different energy and climate-related projects.

    Annie Merry Chief Executive Officer at Faiths4Change said:

    “Inspired by the Cool Wirral climate change strategy and supported by many partners, we facilitated a second Interfaith Week Faith & Climate Network Merseyside event on Wirral. .

    A network approach offers faith communities opportunities for sharing actions on climate change and care for the environment; a significant area of common ground for all.”

    The event included Christian churches, Mosques, Liverpool Ganesh Temple and the Liverpool Baha’i Community and other related organisations.

    Work is ongoing to develop the network in order to promote further opportunities for people from faith communities to meet and share experiences relating to climate action. The idea for a network developed from a faith and climate change event held in Birkenhead in Interfaith Week in 2017.   The development of the initiative is linked to work to implement Cool – the Wirral Climate Change Strategy 2014-19

    To get involved in the emerging network contact Faiths4Change. You can also join the Faith and Climate Network Merseyside Facebook group via Faiths4Change’s Facebook page.

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Bryan Lipscombe

Interested in sustainability and communication. Volunteer with Sticky Exhibits