Articles & News

Delve into a comprehensive collection of news and  articles on religion and sustainable development, including the activities of PaRD and its members and partners. Explore the latest developments and captivating stories right here!

Religion Needs to Be a Part of the Solution

4. March 2024
The numbers of people leaving the churches in Germany are reaching record levels. In other parts of Europe too, as well as in North America, there is evidence of a ...

Two Global Religious Divides: Geographic & Generational

16. February 2024
Ipsos Global Advisor survey reveals changes in beliefs and attitudes toward religion among both high-income and emerging countries and across age groups. ...

Business and Faith-based Groups Partner to Support the World’s Vulnerable

17. January 2024
A recent World Economic Forum report shows how faith-based groups are forming partnerships with the private sector to advance efforts on climate action, responsible technology, and other areas. ...

First Faith Pavilion at a COP: Harnessing Spirituality and Faith for Climate Action

22. December 2023
At COP28, the Faith Pavilion emerged as a symbol and catalyst for transformational change, integrating spirituality and faith into the heart of climate action. Read about key takeaways, how PaRD ...

WCC Calls for Legal Framework to Combat Climate Change Disinformation

19. December 2023
The World Council of Churches (WCC), in a submission to the Assembly of State Parties to the International Criminal Court on 14 December, urged the creation of a better legal ...

COP28: Spirituality and Faith Showed They Could Be a Beacon of Hope

18. December 2023
A joint op-ed piece by Rev Jerry Pillay, Rabbi Yonatan Neril, Khushwant Singh, Rt Rev Marc Andrus on the role of spirituality and faith for Climate Action; published by Euronews ...

COP28: Faith Leaders Crucial in Addressing Climate Change Issues

15. December 2023
Denise Kodhe, Director General of PaRD member IDEA, underscores the vital role of faith and religious leaders in addressing climate change at COP28, sharing invaluable insights from his experiences at ...

Got to have faith: religion finds its moment at COP28

6. December 2023
The international news agency Agence France-Presse released an article describing the activities and atmosphere in the Faith Pavilion at COP28, which led to its widespread coverage by many international news ...

Got Climate Angst? At the U.N. Summit, There’s a Quiet, Spiritual Place.

5. December 2023
The daily newspaper the New York Times highlights the pivotal role of spirituality and faith actors for Climate Action, as was demonstrated during COP28. ...

Faith Pavilion & COP28: Faith for Climate – A Call to Action

4. December 2023
Inspired by the Interfaith Statement signed by Pope Francis, Ahmed El-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, and around 30 religious leaders and representatives from a range of traditions, launched ...

Soil is ultimate unifier, Sadhguru says at COP28 summit in Dubai

2. December 2023
One of India's largest circulated newspapers, the Times of India, reports on the inaugural session of the Faith Pavilion at COP 28 in 2023 with spiritual leader Sadhguru. ...
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COP28: Faith Pavilion Programme Available Now

28. November 2023
COP28 marks the first time that there will be a dedicated Faith Pavilion at a United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP). PaRD members are delivering sessions at the Faith Pavilion ...