Religious Leaders from Around the World Meet with U.N. Secretary-General at Windsor Castle

Nov 6, 2009 | What's New

IPL Executive Director Susan Stephenson, the Rev. Canon Sally Bingham, HRH the Prince Philip, His Excellency Mr. Ban Ki-moon

IPL Executive Director Susan Stephenson, the Rev. Canon Sally Bingham, HRH the Prince Philip, His Excellency Mr. Ban Ki-moon

Religious leaders from all major world religions gathered this week at Windsor Castle to meet with U.N. Secretary-General, His Excellency Mr. Ban Ki-moon, and HRH Prince Philip, presenting ideas and committing to protect Creation.

windsor-castleBan believes in the enormous influence that religious leaders have in addressing moral issues, saying they have a unique position in the discussion on the future of the planet. “Without full support and cooperation of religious leaders it will be very difficult to obtain… a binding agreement in Copenhagen,” he said.

IPL’s founder and president, the Rev. Canon Sally Bingham and executive director Susan Stephenson attended the summit.

“Up until recently,” Bingham said,” the religious community had abdicated its responsibility to care for creation.” Bingham told the audience at Friends House in London, “I believe that clergy talking about environmental stewardship from the pulpit will have more influence than will scientists or a politician.” [Source]

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