Soka Gakkai - Earth Charter Initiative: Joan Anderson, Healing the Earth With Care and Concern

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Featuring Joan Anderson, the focal point for the Earth Charter Initiative within the Soka Gakkai International [SGI] Buddhist Network. At the Parliament of the World's Religions 2009 in Melbourne, Australia, Anderson presented on the Earth Charter Initiative panel Healing the Earth With Care and Concern along with other representatives from the organization. Healing the Earth with Care and Concern: Religious Responses to the Earth Charter[Provided by the Parliament of the World's Religions 2009 Program Description]: The Earth Charter is a declaration of fundamental ethical principles for building a just, sustainable and peaceful global society in the 21st century. It seeks to inspire in all people a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the whole human family, the greater community of life, and future generations. It is a vision of hope and a call to action. Since its launch in the year 2000, hundreds of religious organizations use the Earth Charter in their efforts of conducting environmental education and teaching the vision and values of eco-justice ethics; raising awareness of the meaningful linkages between the environment, justice and faith; enacting environmentally inspired liturgy and forming interreligious alliances to safeguard our planet. The panel will discuss best practices examples of how religious institutions are using the Earth Charter in their engagement to heal the Earth with care and concern. A special focus will be on available Earth Charter materials and resources specifically designed for religious institutions, such as the 'Earth Charter Guide to Religion and Climate Change - Generating the

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