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Sunday, September 11 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
PANEL: The power of multi-faith and cultural alliances to tackle climate change

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In this panel session you will hear the perspectives of Aboriginal, Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Buddhist leaders who are working to mobilise their communities to advocate for bold climate action. The panelists will share teachings from their traditions that inspire their work, the challenges they encounter, and the power of alliance to effect change. Participants will learn about the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change and other initiatives that build alliance and amplify community voices to address the most pressing issue of our time. 

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Michal Frankel

Michal is the Community Conservation and Social Impact Manager at Greening Australia and serves on the board of the Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens. She is a volunteer with the Jewish Sustainability Initiative in Sydney and has been involved in a variety of Jewish environmental... Read More →

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Bruce Shillingsworth

Bruce is a First Nations artist and rights activist. The Muruwari and Budjiti man has been prominently campaigning for just management of the Barwon-Darling River System which is an “ecosystem in crisis”. "The old knowledge that our old people have had for thousands and thousands... Read More →
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Byron Smith

Byron is a Christian ecological ethicist living on unceded Gadigal land with his wife Jessica and their two children. Byron has fifteen years’ experience in pastoral ministry with local churches, and received honours degrees in theology, philosophy and literature. His PhD in theological... Read More →
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Fahimah Badrulhisham

Fahimah is a Muslim living on unceded Bidjigal country. She is a registered architect and runs her own architecture practice that focuses on energy efficient, low carbon buildings. She is also the lead anti-coal organiser at Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC... Read More →
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George Mordecai

After serving as the cantor at congregations throughout the USA, George returned to Emanuel Synagogue. He weaves his rich cultural heritage into his work as both a cantor and performer plus has over 20 years’ experience in building community. He is well known to many in the community... Read More →
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Mari Rhydwen Roshi

Mari Rhydwen Roshi teaches at the Zen Group of Western Australia but lives in Sydney where, following her retirement from full-time work as a linguist specialising in Aboriginal languages, she started Contemplative Rebels, an Extinction Rebellion Group that meets to sit in silent... Read More →

Sunday September 11, 2022 4:30pm - 5:30pm AEST
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