Israeli Groups Organize Global Interfaith ‘Climate Repentance’ Event

Jews, Christians, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists join Israeli initiative to ask God’s forgiveness for harming His creation.

By Israel Today Staff | | Topics: Climate Change
Climate change is a less controversial topic in Israel than it is in much of the West.
Climate change is a less controversial topic in Israel than it is in much of the West. Photo: Nati Shohat/Flash90

Israel is presently playing an outsized role at the United Nations COP27 climate conference in Sinai, and is now at the center of an initiative to ask heaven’s forgiveness for harming the planet.

Jews, Muslims, Christians, Hindus and Buddhists planned to gather on Sunday around the world to call for “climate repentance” and the adoption of “10 Climate Commandments.”

The central events were to take place in Jerusalem, London and the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, where the COP27 conference is taking place.

Organizers had originally wanted to hold the central event at Mount Sinai in a kind of reenactment of the giving of the 10 Commandments. But Egyptian authorities nixed the plan for security reasons.

The initiative is the brainchild of three Israeli organizations: the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development, the Elijah Interfaith Institute and the Adam Teva V’Din environmental advocacy organization.

The 10 climate principles they advocate are:

  1. We are stewards of this world
  2. Creation manifests divinity
  3. Everything in life is interconnected
  4. Do no harm
  5. Look after tomorrow
  6. Rise above ego for our world
  7. Change our inner climate
  8. Repent and return
  9. Every action matters
  10. Use mind, open heart

 

To better understand Israeli views on the climate change debate, see:

 

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