• Ms. Jocabed Solano
    Ms. Jocabed Solano
    Memoria Indígena, Co-Director

    Jocabed Solano is from the Gunadule nation, an Indigenous people which are one of seven original ethnic groups in Panama. She is a missionary with United World Mission and her work involves walking with and learning from Indigenous peoples; facilitating processes of dialogue with Indigenous peoples, starting from the narratives and memories of these Indigenous peoples; encouraging Indigenous peoples to write and record the stories of their communities Christian women and men among them; articulating Indigenous theological approaches that emerge from and for Indigenous communities; and recognizing the good news of Jesus interwoven into the identities of Indigenous peoples in Abya Yala (America).

  • The Rt Revd Julio Murray
    The Rt Revd Julio Murray
    Anglican Communion (Anglican Consultative Council) , Bishop of the Anglican Episcopal Diocese of Panama and Anglican Communion Climate Change lead

    Bishop Julio Murray was previously Primate of Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America (IARCA). Locally in Panamá, Bishop Julio has been very actively involved with the Government as member of the High-Level Dialogue for the Bicentennial Pact. He is also President of Panamá’s Ecumenical and Interfaith Committees. On behalf of the Anglican Communion, he Chairs the Anglican Communion Environmental Network (ACEN) and took part in COP 25 in Spain, COP 26 in Glasgow, COP 27 in Egypt. At COP26 he was invited to speak on the BBC’s Sunday Programme and in several interfaith initiatives. He also serves as Board Member of the Anglican Alliance and Chair of Phase III for the Lambeth Conference Steering Committee.


Dec 05 2023


11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Inspiration and Learning from Indigenous Communities – Anglican Communion

This session will provide a space to hear indigenous perspectives on the climate crisis. Distinctively, the dialogue will be in Spanish with English translation, through which we hope to honour non-English speakers at COP28. Bishop Julio of Panama and Jocabed Solano of the Guna people will host a dialogue about what can be learned from indigenous spirituality, use of the land, relationships in community and business. The session aims to enrich our mindsets, moving away from what has damaged indigenous land and ways of life for centuries, and now are damaging all of humanity.