Without a vision, the people perish.
Proverbs 29:18
 
FOR PEOPLE AND PLANET

EVENTS

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

3 December 2020, 12noon GMT

Developing your Faith Long-term Plan: Education and Young People

This is part of the Faith Long-term Plans programme series of webinars. Join us to discuss how to engage young people in environmental issues, from formal settings such as your schools and curricula to informal settings such as youth groups, nature camps and eco-twinning. Speakers include: 

  • Tom Barasa Wafula, Consultant in education & sustainable development, Kenya

  • Mary Bellekom, Faith in Water, UK

  • Anastasia Retno Pujiastuti, Pepulih, Indonesia

  • Kamran Shezad, Eco Islam, UK

Moderator: Alison Prout, INCR 

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10 December 2020, 2pm GMT

Developing your Faith Long-term Plan: Wisdom

This is part of the Faith Long-term Plans programme series of webinars. Join us to discuss how to use your theology, liturgies and prayer, as well as your theological training, stories and wisdom to link your faith
teachings with care of the environment.

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FAITH LONG-TERM PLANS 

FaithInvest is holding a series of webinars for faith groups interested in taking part in the Faith Long-term Plans programme. They focus on different aspects of the seven key areas of the programme.

  • Thurs December 3: Education and Young People

  • Thurs December 10: Wisdom

  • Wed January 13: Assets – Land & Forests, Water, Wildlife and Habitat Protection

  • Tues January 19: Lifestyles

  • Tues January 26: Media and Advocacy

  • Thurs February 4: Partnerships, Eco-twinning and new Environment Departments

  • Tues February 23: Celebration and Next Steps

See Forthcoming Events for more details, and sign up to be notified of the  webinars.

2021

13 January 2021, 12noon GMT

Developing your Faith Long-term Plan: Assets – Land & Forests; Water; Wildlife & Habitats

This is part of the Faith Long-term Plans series of webinars. The importance and duty of caring for creation is central to the teachings of many faiths and, globally, faiths own around eight percent of all habitable land on earth, and more than five percent of commercial forests. Join us to discuss sustainable use, management and protection of land assets, with a particular focus on biodiversity.

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16-17 January 2021

Faith-driven Investing: Walk the Talk conference, held virtually and in person, Geneva, Switzerland.
This conference is organised by the Geneva Agape Foundation, FaithInvest, the World Council of Churches, and the World Evangelical Alliance's Business Coalition. It is the 4th international faith-based investment conference hosted by GAF, and is growing fast in signficance and impact.

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19 January 2021, 2pm GMT

Developing your Faith Long-term Plan: Lifestyles

This is part of the Faith Long-term Plans series of webinars. We all have a choice, both as individuals and as communities, to live a simple life that is beneficial to both humans and the planet. Within many faith teachings and traditions lies the encouragement to live a life in harmony with the environment. This webinar engages key thinkers in a conversation on self-assessment, pilgrimage, tourism, family life, purchasing power, and the art of simple living.

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26 January 2021, 2pm GMT

Developing your Faith Long-term Plan: Media and advocacy

This is part of the Faith Long-term Plans series of webinars. Faiths have many newspapers, newsletters and journals, as well as manage websites and produce radio and television shows. These all present a wonderful opportunity to promote simpler living and the need to care more for the environment - and to tell the good news of the environmental action you are taking. And then there are all the external media opportunities to spread the good news. 

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PAST EVENTS

19 November 2020, 2pm GMT

Faith Long-term Plans Webinar: Managing Assets – Construction and Buildings; Healthcare; Purchasing and Consumption

Buildings make up a substantial proportion of faith groups' assets, from cathedrals to temples and gurdwaras to mosques. What are the best ways of managing buildings in an environmentally friendly way? Speakers included:

  • Rev Susan Hendershot, President, Interfaith Power & Light

  • Rev Dr Alfred Bailey, Minister of Mission and Outreach, New Psalmist Baptist Church, Baltimore

  • Peter Nitschke, Faith Program Specialist, Plastic Bank, which addresses plastic waste and social justice

***Watch a recording of the webinar***

16 November 2020, 2.30-4pm CET 

Leadership Training Programme webinar, co-hosted by FaithInvest and the Lassalle Institut 

The planned Leadership Training Programme has been postponed to November 2021 due to Covid but FaithInvest and Lassalle Institut held a small online meeting for interested participants to introduce the course, themes, engagement, best practice and challenges. 

*** POSTPONED***

10 November 2020, 2pm GMT

Faith Long-term Plans Webinar: Faiths and Assets – Financial investments  

This is part of the Faith Long-term Plans programme series of webinars. This event was postponed and will be rescheduled as soon as possible. You can register your interest below if you would like to join us to discuss how faiths can ensure that their financial investments are aligned with their faith values and beliefs. 

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28 October 2020, 12noon GMT

Faithinvest Webinar: Faith & Green Entrepreneurship 

Faith traditions have a long history of business reform and practice, from the role of the Franciscans in banking to the Quaker movement to improve workers' conditions. This webinar discussed how different traditions could help rethink business in the light of the climate and biodiversity crises. It previewed UNDP's brand new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Green Entrepreneurship, for which FaithInvest developed the faith component.  
*** Watch a recording of the webinar ***

20 October 2020

Faith Long-term Plans Introductory webinar, co-hosted by FaithInvest and INCR

This is the first of a series of webinars on the Faith Long-term Plans, and will focus on 'Creating Your Long-term Plan'. The programme will be explained further, with case studies, support and suggested resources to follow up. We will explore the seven key areas as well as the timescales and the dissemination process. There will be a Q&A session and the opportunity for wider discussion. *** Watch a recording of the webinar ***

19 October 2020

Religions for Peace/FaithInvest joint webinar:

FaithInvest is forming a partnership with Religions for Peace – the largest coalition of religious institutions and leaders in the world. This webinar for and with RfP members will discuss 'Responding to Climate and Ecological Crises through Multi-Religious Collaboration', including the Faith Long-term Plans. 

15-16 October 2020

Regeneration 20|30 event, Parma, Italy and online:

A coalition of global leaders, businesses, institutions and individuals will come together to discuss what is needed to build a regenerative economy that also focuss on climate action and world happiness. FaithInvest CEO Martin Palmer will moderate a multi-faith panel of spiritual leaders on 15 October. More information here.

5-8 October 2020

Faith for Nature: Multi-faith Action Conference 

FaithInvest CEO Martin Palmer participated in this virtual conference which is under the patronage of the President of Iceland and the Execuitive Director of UNEP. This historic conference aimed at institutionalising the contributions of faith actors in the work of the UN Environment Programme throughout contributing to the UN Environment Assembly and uniting the voices and values of faith communities on the SDGs.

28 September 2020

Leaders' Pledge for Nature & Faith Call to Action, New York, USA
FaithInvest CEO Martin Palmer took part in this event, the NGO preparation meeting ahead of the UN Biodiversity Summit on September 30. It launched two major programmes, the Leaders' Pledge for Nature & Faith Call to Action, in which leaders committed to urgent action to address biodiversity loss and protect the living planet.

August 2020

For Life, Not Profit: Churches as alternative economic spaces and actors' webinar

Part of the WCC webinar series, this brought together a range of voices from around the world to share concrete examples of how churches can, and already are, participating in and promoting community-rooted, life-giving economic and financial practices. FaithInvest's Director of Membership Nana Francois presented as part of this webinar.

18 May 2020

2nd Jewish Impact Investing Summit, New York, USA. Organised by the JLens Investor Network, hosted by UJA NY Jewish Federation and held online due to Covid. Convened 500 participants over two days with eight sessions featuring 25 speakers. FaithInvest's Director of Membership Nana Francois took part in a discussion on new multifaith collaborations in impact investing. Find out more.

2-6 March 2020

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility  conference, New York, USA. We presented at ICCR's bi-annual conference to introduce FaithInvest and its membership programme to ICCR members.

January 2020

Working group, Oxford, UK, hosted by FaithInvest and the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. This will convene representatives of key networks looking at faith-based investing. 

17-18 Jan 2020

FaithInvest: Impactful Cooperation, Geneva, Switzerland. This International Conference for Christian Development Agencies and Investors, is co-hosted by the Geneva Agape Foundation, FaithInvest and the World Council of Churches. Churches and church-related institutions have billions of dollars in pension funds and capital invested worldwide. How can these investments become more consistent with Christian values and have a positive impact on development? On January 16 there will be a pre-conference workshop for development agencies on invitation only: How to attract investors? How to deal with them. *** UPDATE *** Read the report of the event here – and keep checking back for details of next year's event on 14-16 January 2021.

11 Oct 2019

Salt Conference, London, UK, organised by Christian Aid, with the theme of 'Restorable Stewardship: Building a better world by building better businesses'. We were invited to speak about FaithInvest.

8-9 Oct 2019

Ethical Finance 2019, Edinburgh, Scotland, hosted by the Global Ethical Finance Initiative, the UNDP and the Scottish Government, attended by around 500 delegates and speakers. It also included a Faith in Finance round table.

2-3 Oct 2019

GINN Investor Forum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, organised by the Global Impact Investing Network and bringing together 1,200 impact investing professionals from six continents. FaithInvest took part in a panel on faith in finance.

 

2 Oct 2019

Reimagining Islamic Finance Summit, London, UK, organised by the Islamic Finance Council UK and the International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance. FaithInvest spoke on the panel 'One God, Many Paths' which looked at the overlap between Islamic and other faith/non faith values.

16-17 Sept 2019

SIIA Impact Summit 2019, Zug, Switzerland, organised by the Swiss Impact Investing Association, looking at investments aligned with the UN's SDGs. FaithInvest gave a presentation titled ‘The Role of Faith Investments in Changing the World’.

 

10-11 Sept 2019

Financing the Future, Cape Town, South Africa. This Global Climate Divest-Invest Summit brought together delegations from across the world to look at how the disinvest-invest movement is moving capital out of fossil fuels and into clean energy.

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