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Prayer climate in Notre Dame

PARIS (SE): The Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, France, played host to an Ecumenical 

Celebration of Creation on December 3, as the United Nations Conference of Parties on Climate Change was completing its fourth day of negotiations.

The packed cathedral welcomed representatives of the Global Catholic Climate Coalition, Caritas Network, Franciscan Action Network and the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns.

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Interfaith book on climate justice

LAHORE (SE): A book called The Sacredness of Creation: Spiritual Responsibility of Muslims and Christians to Care for our Common Home—Planet Earth was launched on November 9 in Lahore, Pakistan.

The publication is a collection of papers from a Muslim-Christian symposium on the environment held during February 2014.

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Hindu declaration on climate change

HONG KONG (SE): Over 60 leaders and organisations from the Hindu faith signed the Hindu Declaration on Climate Change, which was released on November 23.

The declaration is an initiative of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies—Bhumi Project, the Hindu American Foundation and an interfaith organisation, GreenFaith, together with an interfaith campaign for climate action, OurVoices.

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Climate sinners named in petition

PARIS (Agencies): A petition has been filed with the Philippine Human Rights Commission against what is termed Carbon Majors for the violation of the people’s human rights resulting from the impact on climate change from their high level polluting industrial activity in the country.

Twenty individuals and 13 environmental groups in The Philippines have signed the petition, which was filed in September.

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Get into the streets for Mother Earth

HONG KONG (SE): On November 29, the eve of the beginning of the United Nations Conference of Parties on Climate Change in Paris, people in Hong Kong responded to the call of Pope Francis to get out onto the streets and plead for the environment.

An animated Pope Francis said that he wants mess and bustle in the dioceses in his call to Catholic people to get out onto the streets.

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Catholic Climate Petition

HONG KONG (SE): The Catholic Climate Movement is collecting signatures from concerned people to petition world political leaders and representatives of various bodies at the upcoming United Nations Framework Conference on Climate Change 21 to be held in Paris from November 30 to December 11 to come to a an ambitious and binding agreement.

The petition has the endorsement of Pope Francis 

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People’s Pilgrimage in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (SE): In what is being billed as a first for Hong Kong, the need for action on the environment has become an issue that is embraced by all faiths.

Over 250 people from the Buddhist, Jewish, Islamic, Baha’i, Sikh, Christian, Brahma Kumari and Hindu faiths gathered to walk for climate action in Lantau on September 28.

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East Asian bishops sign Catholic Climate Petition in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (SE): A gathering sponsored by the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences held at the Honeyville Canossian Retreat House in Hong Kong from September 8 to 10 endorsed the Global Catholic Climate Movement Climate Petition urging world leaders to adopt a strong and ambitious climate treaty at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) to be held in Paris in December this year.

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