Exploring synergies between faith values and education for sustainable development

ImageIn the first day of the Rio+20 Conference, the Earth Charter International held one of the most notable side events, called Exploring synergies between faith values and education for sustainable development. The purpose of the event was to present a publication with the same name, which offers the views of several authors on from different faiths on how their communities can help promote the transition to a fairer, more just and more sustainable world. It was really inspiring to see members of the audience engage with the panelists and with each other in the Q&A, and to hear some of them state they felt “very much at home” during the presentation and in the discussion that followed. Audience members expressed their hope that ethical and spiritual values are incorporated into the sustainability discussions taking place in Rio and beyond and actually applied to the green economy.

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