Youth Climate Embassy 2012
Australian Religious Response to Climate Change will conduct a Youth Climate Assembly in Canberra, Australia, between 25 - 28 June 2012, on the lawns of Parliament House.
The Youth Embassy will soon be making a stand for justice for today's youth and future generations. The Youth Climate Embassy 2012 will conduct a vigil 9 am - 4 pm each day Monday - Thursday June 25th - 28th. If you're under 25, you don't have to be there to participate! You can send your contributions online to this website.
There will be a Press Conference: 11.30 am Tuesday, June 26that the Youth Climate Embassy. The spokespersons are being interviewed are Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins, Rev. Professor James Haire, Bishop Pat Power, Parrys Raines and Suchita Pota.
There will also be a Peace Pole ceremony: this will take place from 3 – 4 pm Tuesday organized by the Canberra Interfaith Forum. Young religious people will speak about their hopes for a safe and peaceful future.
Interfaith Forum on intergenerational justice: 6.30 –8.30 pm, Thursday, June 28th, at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, 15 Blackall St, Barton. Speakers will be Bishop George Browning, Priyanka Rai (Hindu) and other young people.
July 1st is when Australia will be taking its first tentative steps as a nation towards a more sustainable future - it is when the Government starts implementing the Clean Energy Future legislation ( known popularly as the carbon tax).
The Youth Climate Embassy aims to re-focus Australians onto the big picture: caring for the future of the world’s children and their children.
The world's children will have to bear the outcomes of decisions that affect their future, for good or for ill. Adults do not have the moral right to make decisions in their own interests alone. They are morally responsible for taking care of the interests, choices and freedoms of future generations. Particularly vulnerable are the 2.7 billion people under the age of 24 living in developing countries, and the generations after them.
As young people begin sending in YouTube videos, cartoons, poetry, letters, art, opinion pieces and stories, their messages will have a creative energy which reaches beyond scientific facts and arguments. ARRCC will pass these messages on to MPs and to the media to magnify their voice.
A number of writings on faith perspectives and climate change are found on the Writings Page of the Youth Climate Assembly Website.
Source: Youth Climate Embassy 2012
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