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SACRED PEOPLE, SACRED EARTH

ACTIONS

HIGH-LEVEL RELIGIOUS LEADER SIGN-ONS

The following represents a sampling of the high-level religious and spiritual leaders who have signed onto the Sacred People, Sacred Earth Statement.

Mr. Nitin Ajmera, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Parliament of the World's Religions; Ms. Aisha al-Adawiya, Founder and President, Women in Islam; Ms. Christine Allen, Director, Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD); Ms. Kiran Bali MBE JP, Global Chair, United Religions Initiative; Dr. Andrea Bartoli, President, Sant'Egidio Foundation for Peace and Dialogue; Rev. James Bhagwan, General Secretary, Pacific Conference of Churches; Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, Founder, Buddhist Global Relief; Dr. Leonardo Boff, Centro de Defesa dos Direitos Humanos de Petrópolis (Center for the Defense of Human Rights in Petrópolis); Ms. Debra Boudreaux, Executive Vice President, Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation; Rabbi Sharon Brous, Founder/Senior Rabbi, IKAR; Bishop Izani Bruch, Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en Chile, Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en Chile; Mr. Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, General Secretary, ACT Alliance; Dr. Tarunjit Butalia, Executive Director, Religions for Peace USA; Dr. Desmond Cahill, Chair, Religions for Peace Australia; Dr. Shernaz Cama, Director, Parzor Foundation / Parsi Zoroastrian; Mr. Jamie Cresswell, President, Religions for Peace United Kingdom; Dr. Tariq Cheema, President, World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists; Rev. Archdeacon John Chryssavgis, Senior Advisor and Theologian, Inter-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, and advisor to the Ecumenical Patriarch on environmental issues; Dra. Elisabeth Cook, Rector, Universidad Bíblica Latinoamericana; Mr. Omar Cortés Gaibur, Executive Director, Asociación Chilena de Diálogo Interreligioso para el Desarrollo Humano (ADIR); Most Ven. Dhammajothi, Secretary General, Sri Lanka Council of Religions for Peace / Religions for Peace Sri Lanka; Pastor Lenny Duncan, Pastor, Witness, & Agitator, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Rt. Rev. Francisco Duque, Bishop of Episcopal Church of Colombia, Consejo Interreligioso de Colombia; Ms. Julie Esmeralda, Executive Director, Zambia Interfaith Networking Group ( ZINGO); Dr. Lesmore Ezekiel, Director of Programmes, All Africa Council of Churches; Rev. Dr. Susan Frederick-Gray, UUA President, Unitarian Universalist Association; Dr. h.c. Cornelia Füllkrug-Weitzel, President, Brot für die Welt (Bread for the World); Ms. Josianne Gauthier, Secretary General, Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité (CIDSE); Dr. Ivone Gebara, Sisters of Our Lady; Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein, Director, Elijah Interfaith Institute; Rabbi Albert Guigui, Grand Rabbi, Jewish of Community of Brussels; Rev. Dr. Katharine Henderson, President, Auburn Seminary; Rt. Rev. Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury, Church of England; Bishop Philipp Huggins, President, National Council of Churches in Australia; Mr. Tufail Hussain, Interim CEO, Islamic Relief Worldwide; Bishop Luis Infanti De la Mora, Obispo Vicario Apostólico, Iglesia Católica; Mr. Tomas Insua, Co-Founder and Director, Global Catholic Climate Movement; Dr. Azza Karam, Secretary General, Religions for Peace International; Rev. Victor Kazanjian, Former Executive Director, United Religions Initiative; Ms. Daisy Khan, Executive Director, Women's Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality (WISE); Hajj Fazlun Khalid, Founder and Director, Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences / EcoIslam; Rev. Armand Kinyamba Lunge, General Secretary Conseil National des Religions pour la Paix (CNRP/RDC) / Interreligious Council of DRC; Dr. Joanna Macy, Root Teacher, Author, & Activist, Work That Reconnects; Mr. Bill McKibben, Founder, 350.org; Mr. Prakash Mehta, President, Hindu Council of Asia / Australia; Rt. Rev. Jorge Merino Riffo, Obispo, Iglesia Metodista de Chile; Bishop Ingeborg Midttømme, Bishop, Church of Norway; Rt. Rev. W. Darin Moore, Presiding Bishop, Mid-Atlantic Episcopal District AME Zion Church; Ms. Amanda Khozi Mukwashi, CEO, Christian Aid; Rev. Fr. Joseph Mutie, Chairman, Interreligious Council of Kenya (IRCK) / Religions for Peace Kenya; Ms. Despina Namwembe, Africa Great Lakes Regional Coordinator, United Religions Initiative; Ms. Verónica Oré, Director, Templo Bahá'í de Sudamérica; Ms. Trupti Jagdish Patel, President, Hindu Forum of Britain; Fr. Francesco Patton, Custos of the Holy Land, Franciscan Fathers of the Custody of the Holy Land; Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism; Rabbi Nicole Roberts, Chair, Assembly of Rabbis and Cantors (ARC) of Australia, New Zealand, and Asia; Rabbi David Rosen, Co-President, Religions for Peace International; Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, Founder & CEO, Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action; Rabbi David Saperstein, Director Emeritus, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism; Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Secretary-General, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance; H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, President, Parmarth Niketan; Rev. Prof. Dr. Ioan Sauca, Acting General Secretary, World Council of Churches; Imam Zaid Shakir, President, Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA); Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, Chairman, The Fiqh Council of North America; Dr. Simran Singh, Sikh Author and Activist, Union Theological Seminary, North America; Fr. Pirmin Spiegel, Director General and Chairman, Misereor (German Catholic Bishops’ Organisation for Development Cooperation); Ms. Karimah Stauch, President, German Muslim-League Bonn (DMLB e.V.); Reverend Einar Tjelle, Chair, Norwegian Interfaith Climate/Environment Network; Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker, Founder and Director, Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology; H.E. Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect, Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development; Ms. Sunita Viswanath, Cofounder, Hindus for Human Rights; Mr. Arzan Wadia, President, Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America; Bishop Rowan Williams, Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Church of England/Church in Wales; Mr. Jim Winkler, President and General Secretary, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; Ven. Dr. Seng Yeath Yon, Secretary General, Cambodian Inter-Religious Council / Religions for Peace Cambodia; Bp. Dr. Munib Younan, Former President of Lutheran World Federation, Honorary President, Religions for Peace; Mr. Saafa Zarzour, President, Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
AFRICA
Canon Emmanuel Chikoya, General Secretary, Council of Churches in Zambia; Fr. John Luke Gregory Vicar General Franciscan Fathers of the Custody of the Holy Land; Tianshe Gumbo Zimbabwe Council of Churches; Sheik Ismail Hamdan Chairperson Zomba Islamic Environmental Committee; Rev. Joseph Nghifikepunye Hanghome, Anglican Diocese of Namibia, Green Anglican; Michele Harvey, Representative, Kagyu Samye Dzong Cape Town; Rev. Johannes Roux Malan, Unitarian Church, South Africa; Nobuhle Gladys Mbatha, Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA); Iyiola Olayori Area Pastor, The Redeemed Church of God; Rt. Rev. Joseph Obanyi Sagwe, Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Kakamega; Ezelle Theunissen, Cape Town Tibetan Buddhist Centre for World Peace and Healing; Giorgio M. Vigna Director of the Office of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation, Franciscan Fathers of the Custody of the Holy Land; Yousef Eid Zaknoun, Bethlehem University, al-Liqa Center for Religious and Heritage Studies
ASIA / AUSTRALIA
Mohamad Abdall, Centre for Islamic Thought and Education, University of South Asia / Australia; Theresa Baw, Buddhist Council of NSW; Peter Carroll FMS, President Catholic Religious Asia / Australia; Monica Mary Cavanagh, Congregational Leader, Sisters of St Joseph; Simon Hansford, Moderator, Uniting Church of Asia / Australia; Waris Husain, Asst. Secretary Jamaat e Islami Hind; Rt. Rev. Kumara Bandara Illangasinghe, Bishop Emeritus Anglican Church (Church of Ceylon); Sarah Louise Iswell (Powell); NorthWay Uniting Church; Anne Lane PBVM, Congregational Leader, The Society of Presentation Sisters of Asia / Australian & PNG; Anna Markey, Spiritual Director, Coast and City Sangha; Patrick McInerney, Columban Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations; A.K. Merchant, General Secretary / National Trustee, Temple of Understanding India Foundation; Lotus Temple & Baha'i Community of India, Meeran Mydeen, President, Kanyakumari District Muslim Jama-ath Federation; Dr. Mehmet Ozalp, Director, Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation, Charles Sturt University; Sandra Scholtz, Ascend Global Church; Bhikkhu Sujato, Founder, SuttaCentral; Nicholas Jeremy Keith Whereat, Rector Anglican Parish of Aspley Albany Creek; Ann Zubrick, Presiding Clerk, The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Asia / Australia
EUROPE
Martin Friedrich Affolderbach, Oberkirchenrat i.R., Protestant Church in Germany; Rt. Rev. John Arnold, Bishop of Salford, Catholic Church; Qari Muhammad Asim Chair Mosques & Imams National Advisory Board; Peter Challen, Enabler, Christian Council for Monetary Justice; Konchok Jinpa Chodron, First Chairwoman, Gelebter Dialog im alten Kloster e.V.; Rt. Rev. Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford, Church of England; Dharmacari Dhammapitika, Chair of the Council, Stichting Metta Vihara, Triratna Buddhist Community; Bashir Ahmad Dultz, President URI Germany and URI Global Co-Founder, Sheikh of the German Muslim-League Bonn (DMLB), Diana Ellis, Glasgow Buddhist Centre, Triratna Buddhist Community; Andrea Fink-Fauser, Forum der Religionen Singen; Olivia Fuchs, Eco Dharma Network UK; Feride Funda G.-Gencaslan, Hajja, Sufi Zentrum Rabbaniyya, World Peace Institute of Sufism; Laurie Louis Gaum, Facilitator, Queers Without Borders Canon Giles Goddard, Chair, Faith for the Climate; Rt. Rev. Olivia Graham Bishop of Reading Diocese of Oxford, Church of England; Rev. Henrik Grape, Church of Sweden; Juliet Hackney, Chairperson, Network of Buddhist Organisations (UK); Robert Harrap, Director, Soka Gakkai-UK (SGI-UK); Wilhelm Sabrim Hoffmann, Murshid, Sufi Order Tariqah As-Safinah; Dr. Marcel Israel, Board Member & Secretary International Relations, Bulgarian Forum for Interreligious Dialogue and Partnership; Jagbir Jhutti-Johal, Senior Lecturer in Sikh Studies University of Birmingham; Allison Kelly, Sustainable Development and UN Representative ACT Alliance - UN Office; Gunaketu Bjørn Kjønstad, Chairman, Oslo Buddhistsenter - Triratna Norway; Karina Knight Spencer, Quakers en France; Rt. Rev. Jean Kockerels, Auxiliary Brussels, Catholic Diocese of Malines-Brussels; Sarah Köhler, Werkstatt Ökonomie e.V. im WeltHaus; Annemarie Mobach BSc BFA, Triratna Buddhist Community; Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra, Chair, Virtue Ethics Foundation; Munisha Munisha, Triratna Buddhist Order; Canon John B. Nightingale, Canon, Footsteps; Paul Parker, Recording Clerk, Quakers in Britain; Trupti Jagdish Patel, President, Hindu Forum of Britain; Eve C Pegler, Church of England; Brigitte Maria-Anna Proksch, Religions for Peace Austria; Imam Sayed Razawi, Chief Imam, Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society; Marion Resch, Bruecke des Glaubens / Bridge of Faith; Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp, President, Green Cross Netherlands; Hans-Georg Friedrich Tannhäuser, Evangelisch-Luthrisches Missionswerk Leipzig e.V., Leipziger Mission; Kaspalita Thompson Head of Ministry, Amida Shu; Sultan Niaz ul Hassan, Chairman, Bahu Trust; Rt. Rev. Graham, Usher, Bishop of Norwich, Church of England; Martina Winter, Evangelisch-Lutherische Landeskirche Hannovers; Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, Masorti Judaism; Stephen Wyard Mitra, Triratna Buddhist Community
LATIN AMERICA
Prof. Efraín Barrera, Rector, Facultad de Teología y Religión Asociación de Educación Teologica Evangélica; M.L. Miriam, Bracho Moderadora, Iglesia Presbiteriana de Venezuela; Lorenzo Figueroa, Director, Caritas Chile; Rev. Daniel Gonzalez-Ortega, Rector, Secretario Ejecutivo Comunidad Teológica de México, Comunidad de Educación Teológica Ecuménica Latinoamericana; Farshid Ryks, Oficina Asuntos Externos, Comunidad Bahá'í de Chile; Luis Sandoval, Director, Oficina de Asuntos Externos, Comunidad Bahá'í de Chile; Efren Velazquez, Inter-Faith Council of Mexico
NORTH AMERICA
Rabbi Katy Z. Allen, President, Jewish Climate Action Network-MA; Sahar J. Alsahlani, Interfaith Activist, Religions for Peace USA; Rev. Dr. Susan R. Andrews, Theologian in Residence, Webster Groves Presbyterian Church; Rt. Rev. Marc Andrus, Bishop Episcopal Diocese of California; Rev. Jim Antal, Special Advisor on Climate Justice to UCC General Minister and President, United Church of Christ; Sohel Anwar, President, Association of Muslim Scientists, Engineers and Technology Professionals (AMSET); Stephen Avino, Chief Operating Officer, Parliament of the World's Religions; Dr. Soli Bamji, Federation of Zoroastrian Association of North America; Joshua Basofin, Director of Climate Action, Parliament of the World's Religions; Michael Bauer, Sustainability Director, Naropa University; Zarrir Bhandaram Zoroastrian Association of California, Maneck Bhujwala, World Zoroastrian Organization Zarathushti (Zoroastrian); Sr. Kathy Braun Provincial, School Sisters of St. Francis; Reverend Emily Brewer, Executive Director, Presbyterian Peace Fellowship; Rabbi Marcelo Raul Bronsteinm, B'nai Jeshurun; Minister William P. Brown, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary; Rev. Todd. F. Buurstra, North Branch Reformed Church; Imam Saffet A. Abed, Catovic Founder, Green Muslims of New Jersey; Sr. Jane Comeau, President, Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration; Paul Crawford, JPIC Chair Province of St. Mary of the Capuchin Order, POSM of the Capuchin Order; Ava Damri, Federation of Zoroastrian Association of North America; Dolly Dastoor, Vice Chair, Parliament of the World's Religions; Rev. Dr. Susan De George, Presbytery of Hudson River; Dr. Ilia Delio Connelly, Professor of Theology, Villanova University; Dianne Dillon-Ridgley, Vice Chair, Parliament of the World's Religions; Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb, Adat Shalom / Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life; Archdeacon Mary Beth Downing, 11th Hour Calling; Konchog Nyima Drolma, Abbess, Vajra Dakini Nunnery; Homi D Gandhi, Immediate Past President, Co-Chair, FEZANA Interfaith Activities Committee, Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America (FEZANA); Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons, Founder and Publisher, The Resistance Prays, Rabbi Arthur Green, Rector, Hebrew College; David Hales, Chair of Climate Action and Trustee, Parliament of the World's Religions; Aisha Hauser, Credentialed Master Level Religious Educator, Church of the Larger Fellowship; Rev. Bud Heckman, Founder and CEO, Interfaith Funders Group, Co-Founder of Climate Action Funders; Roshi Joan Hogetsu Hoeberichts, Spiritual Director, Heart Circle Sangha; Marium Husain, Vice President, Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA); Sr. Karen Elizabeth Kappell, FSPA, Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration; Kapadia Katayun, President, Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America (FEZANA); Dr. Laurel Kearns, Professor of Ecology, Society and Religion, Drew Theological School; Dr. Catherine Keller, George T. Cobb Professor of Constructive Theology, The Theological School, Drew University; Margaret Mary Kimmins, Congregational Minister, Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, NY; Sarah Withrow King, co-director, Policy and Operations, CreatureKind; David Robert Loy, Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center; Rabbi Jay Miller, Executive Director, Religion Sector 3.0; Dr. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, Ph.D., Professor of Theological and Social Ethics, Pacifica Lutheran Theological Seminary, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, and Graduate Theological Union; Reverend abby mohaupt, Pastor/Moderator, Fossil Free PCUSA; Rev. Mary Katherine Morn, President and CEO, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, Mark Eko Morris, Sensei, Heart Circle Sangha; Abdul Malik Mujahid, President, Sound Vision; Elias Ortega, President and Professor of Religion, Ethics, and Leadership, Meadville Lombard Theological School; Dr. Kusumita P. Pedersen, Member, Climate Action Task Force and Trustee, Parliament of the World's Religions; Sr. Beth Piggush, President, Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration; Ellen Kesho Risbarg, Heart Circle Sangha; Christina Rivera, Co-Lead, Church of the Larger Fellowship; Margo Ruark, Peace Centers International; Fr. Thomas Patrick Ryan, Director, Paulist Office for Interfaith Relations; Basharat Saleem, Executive Director, Islamic Society of North America (ISNA); Marilisa da Silva, Bernardine Franciscan Sisters, Religious Institute; Linda Hoju Strauss, Dharma Holder, Heart Circle Sangha; Quang Ba Thich, Abbot, Van Hanh Monastery; Rev. Karen Georgia A. Thompson, Associate General Minister, Wider Church Ministries, United Church of Christ; Rev. Rick Ufford-Chase, Former Moderator, Presbyterian Church; Dr. Javier Viera, President and Professor, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary; Susie Wilcox, First Unitarian Universalist of Nashville, TN

CO-SPONSORS FOR SACRED PEOPLE, SACRED EARTH INCLUDE:

 

1000 Grandmothers for Future Generations + 11th HOUR CALLING + ACT Alliance + AETE – Centro de investigación educativa + African Council of Religious Leaders + AIPRAL + Am Kolel + Bagbwe Agro-forestry and Cashew Program + Boulder County GreenFaith Circle + Boulder Shambhala Center + Bridgeway Baptist Church + Brücke des Glaubens + Buddhist Council of NSW + BUNDA Environmental Club Businesses for a Livable Climate + Call to Action Colorado + Cape Town Unitarians + Capital Region Interfaith Creation Care Coalition + Catholic Network + Center for Climate Justice and Faith of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary + Centre Alameda + CETELA + Chapelle Heri Kwetu + Christian Outreach Justice Mission Sierra Leone + Christians for Peace Newcastle Australia + Christian Response Women’s Network + CIDSE + Colectivo Cuadernos del Taller + Colorado Businesses for a Livable Climate + Comunidad Teólogica de México + Communities Inspired for Environmental Action + Composante Confessions Religieuses + Creation Justice Ministries + Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action + Dompet Dhuafa + Ecological Justice Working Group, Eastern Regions, United Church of Canada + Eglise Evangelique Luthérienne au Congo + Eglise Evangélique Réformée du Canton de Vaud + Eglise Protestante de Genève + Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church + Environmental Justice Ministry of the United Church of Christ + Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cameroon + Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions + Faith & the Common Good + Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America + First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans + Fossil Free PCUSA + Franciscan Action Network + Franciscans for Justice + Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary + Global Catholic Climate Movement + Go Green Save the Environment + Green Muslims of New Jersey + Green The Church + Gulf Coast Creation Care + Heart Circle Sangha + IEPC/OBF + Iglesia Bautista + Iglesia Bautista Damasco + Iglesia Episcopal La Anunciación + Inspection Luthérienne de Bouxwiller + Instituto Cristiano de Estudios de Género + Interfaith Climate Action Network + Interfaith Community for the Earth + International Climate Change Development Initiative + Inter-Religious Council of Kenya + Jewish Earth Alliance + Kehila Chadasha + Living GreenFaith Circle SpiritGroup + Living Laudato Si’ Philippines + Lutherans Restoring Creation + Maison Bleu Ciel + Maryknoll Sisters + Mayflower UCC + Mesa Ecoteológica Interreligiosa de Bogotá (MESETI) + Metro NY Catholic Climate Movement + Metta Vihara Buddhist Retreat Centre + Mosques & Imams National Advisory Board + Mother Earth Project + Muhammadiyah USA + National Council of Churches in Australia + National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA + New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light + Norwegian Interfaith Climate Network + Olympia Universalist Unitarian Congregation + One Earth Sangha + Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary + Paulist Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations + Parliament of World’s Religions + Plateforme Interreligieuse de Genève + Presbyterians for Earth Care + Qualpa Decent Enterprises Inc + RapidShift Network + Réseau des Églises Vertes + Religions for Peace + Religions for Peace Australia + Religions for Peace USA + Riverside Center for Spiritual + Rohi Foundation + Samar Island Forum for Sustainability & Resilience + Save Our Sacrament + SaxeFacts Law Professional Corporation + Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society + Serve the City + Shambhala Touching the Earth Collective + Sina LOKETA + Sisters of Mercy Parramatta + Solidarité Paysanne Asbl + South Carolina Interfaith Power & Light + South London Interfaith Group + St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church + St. Margaret’s Anglican Church + Sufi Ruhaniat International + Sufi Zentrum Rabbaniyya + Tennessee Interfaith Power and Light + The Religious Society of Friends in Australia + Toile des Eglises Vertes en Afrique + Treetop Zen Center + Unitarian Universalist Association + Unitarian Universalist Justice Florida + Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth + United Religions Initiative + Universidad Bíblica Latinoamericana + Universidad Reformada + Vajra Dakini Nunnery + Vancouver Greenfaith + Waterspirit + Westerly Area Peace and Justice + Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Sierra Leone + Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology