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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

2021

23 February 2021, 2pm GMT

Developing your Faith Long-term Plan: Celebration

The world, despite all its problems, is still a beautiful place. How can faith groups celebrate this, either through existing festivals or new platforms. There will also be an opportunity to hear about the next steps in the Faith Long-term Plan process. This is part of the Faith Long-term Plans series of webinars. Speakers include:

  • Spirydoula Fotinis, Coordinator of Programs, Inter-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

  • Hajjat Sebyala Aphwa, Director, Energising Solutions and initiator of Greening Fridays, Uganda

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5 March 2021, all day

Faith-Driven Investing: Walk the Talk conference: Asia focus

This Asia-focused event is part of the 4th International Faith-based Investment Conference, which was held online for the first time on January 15. Due to time zones, it was decided to split the event into Europe-Africa focus and Asia focus. It is organised by Geneva Agape Foundation and co-hosted by the World Council of Churches (WCC), FaithInvest, and the World Evangelical Alliance’s Business Coalition. For more details, a full line up of speakers and to register, click below.

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9 March 2021, 2pm GMT

Developing your Faith Long-term Plan: Financial Assets and Investments

Together faith groups comprise a significant investment bloc on the global stock markets. How do they manage their financial assets and investments in line with their values? Join us for a lively and informative discussion. This is part of our Faith Long-term Plans series of webinars.

 

Speakers include:

  • Suzanne Ismail, Head of Networking and Engagement, Quaker Peace and Social Witness for Quakers in Britain

  • Dr Vinya Ariyaratne, President, Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement, Sri Lanka

  • Nigel Savage, President and CEO, Hazon, US

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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.

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

  • Tues January 19: Lifestyles

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

  • Tues February 23: Celebrations

  • Tues 9 March: Managing financial assets and investments

  • Thurs April 15: Wisdom

  • Tues April 27: Media and advocacy

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

 

Missed any webinars? 

 

Below is the list of Faith Long-term Plan webinars that were held in 2020. You can watch recordings of them here.

  • Tues November 10: Managing assets: Construction and buildings

  • Thurs December 3: Education and young people

  • Thurs December 10: Education

23 March 2021, 2.30pm GMT

Creating your own Faith-Consistent Investment Guidelines 

What are the practical steps and considerations involved in creating investment guidelines that align with your faith values and beliefs? This webinar will be led by the FaithInvest team and will provide in depth training on how to create Faith-consistent Investment Guidelines, with opportunities for Q&A and discussion. 

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15 April 2021, 2pm GMT

Developing your Faith Long-term Plan: Wisdom

Both faiths and many secular organisations recognise that the environmental crisis is a spiritual issue. How, through mindfulness, compassion and care, rooted in centuries of experience, can faiths address this spiritual issue? We will explore training, crisis and adaption, practices of prayer and use of litergies as well as the theology of nature from different faith perspectives. This is part of the Faith Long-term Plans series of webinars. Speakers include:

  • Darin Lamar Jones, Center for Earth Ethics, US

  • Dekila Chungyalpa, Director, Loka Initiative, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US

  • Rev Dr Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam, Coordinator of Ecology and Creation, the Vatican's Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, Italy

  • Linda Wong, China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation, China

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27 April 2021, 2pm GMT

Developing your Faith Long-term Plan: Media and advocacy

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. This is part of the Faith Long-term Plans series of webinars.

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PAST EVENTS

04 February 2021, 12noon GMT

Developing your Faith Long-term Plan: Partnerships, Eco-twinning and environmental departments

We already know that taking action in partnership with others greatly improves your chance of achieving a positive result. How can faith groups increase their impact on the environment by developing partnerships and sharing experience and expertise with other groups across social, ecolomic, cultural and geographical settings? We bring together experts to present case studies and discuss the effectiveness of creating dedicated environmental departments. This is part of the Faith Long-term Plans series of webinars.

19 January 2021, 2pm GMT

Developing your Faith Long-term Plan: Lifestyles

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. This is part of the Faith Long-term Plans series of webinars.

Speakers include: 

  • Husna Ahmad, CEO Global One

  • Ruth Valerio, Tearfund

  • Stanley Baya, A Rocha 

Moderator: Alison Prout, CEO, INCR

15 January 2021, all day

4th international Faith-based Investment Conference – Faith-Driven Investing: Walk the Talk

More than 150 people attended the 4th International Faith-based Investment Conference, which was held online for the first time. Organised by Geneva Agape Foundation and co-hosted by the World Council of Churches (WCC), FaithInvest, and the World Evangelical Alliance’s Business Coalition, this meeting focused on Europe and Africa; a second regional conference focusing on Asia will be held on March 5. See the agenda and watch the videos here.

13 January 2021, 12noon GMT

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

Globally, faiths own around 8% of all habitable land on earth, and more than 5% of commercial forests.How can faith groups manage their land sustainably, focusing biodiversity. Speakers included: 

  • Ani Tsering Youden

  • Martin Palmer, CEO, FaithInvest

  • Ravneet Singh, EcoSikh

Moderator: Chantal Elkin, WWF's Beliefs and Values Programme

EVENTS ARCHIVE

You can find out about the events and webinars that FaithInvest has organised and attended in previous years by clicking below on the links for 2020 events and 2019 events.

 

To watch recordings of our webinars, please visit our webinars page.

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