Catholicosate of Cilicia
Antelias - Lebanon
ACT Alliance in coordination with the ACT Lebanon Forum held a virtual dialogue on February 17th and 18th, 2021. V. Rev. Fr. Hrant Tahanian, Ecumenical Officer, participated on behalf of the Catholicosate of Cilicia.
During this year, ACT Alliance is promoting a Climate Justice Programme across the world, through regional and national processes of education, engagement and action in regard to climate change in accordance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreements.
The current dialogue, which has already taken place in numerous countries, had as its objective to encourage the local churches, faith-based NGOs, and governmental bodies to respond to the urgent challenge of the climate crisis. The dialogue was also an opportunity to address the impacts of climate change within Lebanon, as well as the development of its commitments towards environmental agreements. The role of faith-based organizations is crucial to the call to be stewards of creation, and in catalyzing this response within our communities.