January 22, 2022 6:10 pm

The EEC brings together the religious leaders of Spain in Madrid to show their commitment against climate change


The Episcopal Commission for Social Pastoral and Human Promotion of the Spanish Episcopal Conference (CEE) has summoned the leaders of the main religions present in Spain to a joint meeting with the aim of showing their commitment to climate change, after COP26 held in November in Glasgow.

As the organization has reported, the event will take place on Monday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m., in the auditorium of the Pablo VI Foundation in Madrid, and will have the motto ‘COP 26: the commitment of religions to climate change ‘. As explained, it can be followed in person or online, after registration.

Cardinal Juan José Omella, president of the Spanish Episcopal Conference; Archimandrita Demetrio, from the Orthodox Archbishopric of Spain and Portugal; Mohamed Ajana, secretary of the Islamic Commission of Spain; Moshe Bendahan, Chief Rabbi of the Jewish Community of Madrid; and Alfredo Abad, president of the Evangelical Church of Spain.

From the Episcopal Conference for Social Pastoral and Human Promotion they highlight “the role of religions in the face of climate change” and, with this meeting they seek to unite the leaders of the main religions with a presence in Spain to value “the contributions of the religions and religious denominations “in what they consider” one of the most important global challenges “.

In this way, they join the commitment of Pope Francis who, already on October 9, made an urgent call to commit to environmental sustainability and the fight against poverty generated by environmental emergencies.

In organizing and convening this interreligious meeting, the Pablo VI Foundation, Caritas Española, CONFER, Manos Unidas, Movimiento ‘Laudato si’, Comunidad San Egidio, Enlázate por la Justicia, Justicia and Paz, REDES, secretariat of the Episcopal Subcommittee on Interconfessional Relations; Islamic Commission, Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain, Spanish Evangelical Church, Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church.


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