Climate change and the state of the environment are pressing and urgent concerns, but are we doing enough to take care of our common home?

The purpose of this panel event is to raise awareness of the need to care for the environment and the constructive role that people of all faiths, and none, can play when they work together. At a time when so much divides us, this common goal can bridge differences and help us focus on what unites us.

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Panel

Professor Roland Dannreuther is to introduce the status of climate-change science. A panel of 4 speakers will each address the issue of caring for the environment from their specific faith tradition, or none. Each speaker has about 8-10 minutes for an initial presentation and then the floor will be opened to questions from the audience.

  • Barbara Kentish from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Westminster Justice and Peace Comission
  • Maiya Rahman, Campaigns Coordinator at Islamic Relief UK
  • Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Professor of Law & Theory at the University of Westminster and Director of The Westminster Law & Theory Lab.
    He is the author of Absent Environments (2007), Niklas Luhmann: Law, Justice, Society (2010) and Spatial Justice: Body, Lawscape, Atmosphere (2014), as well as editor of several books.
  • Don de Silva worked with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and promoted the concept of sustainable development.
    He initiated programmes on environment and justice in many parts of the world. A Buddhist, he works to highlight the critical role that faith has to play in tackling critical environmental issues.
  • Chairperson: Professor Roland Dannreuther, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Westminster