Once again the world’s faiths are out in front, lighting the way on climate. Pope Francis’ Encyclical and the Lambeth Declaration during the summer kicked it off, and the Islamic Declaration on Climate Change made history in August.
Now the Buddhists are lifting their voices.
The Dalai Lama, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa are just some of the supporting the new Buddhist Climate Change Statement to World Leaders, signed by 15 of the world’s top Buddhists. This is momentous — it is the the first time so many respected Buddhist leaders have come together around a single global issue.