Mr Keshoe IsaiahMAIN Network, Founder
Keshoe lsaiah is a youth climate and environmental champion, Climate grassroots Storyteller and indigenous advocate from the Maasai community in Kenya. He is the founder of MAIN Network which amplifies the voices of indigenous and local communities in regards to climate crisis through storytelling and other projects. Moreover he is among the Focal activists at Fridays For Future Kenya, a youth advisory board at climate storytelling lab, Penn State University initiative and the current Mock COP Country Focal Point.
Prof. Dicky SofjanIndonesian Consortium for Religious Studies, Professor
Dicky Sofjan’s teaching and research interests include Islam, religion and politics, ethics and sustainability. He is currently a Deputy Coordinator for the Eco-Pesantren Project, supported by the Templeton Foundation and also a CEO of PT Charisma Natura Irfani, a company that manages the Nglanggeran Eco-Village in Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta. In addition, Dr. Sofjan serves as Indonesia’s Regional Consul and has been engaged in many inter-religious initiatives of Indonesian Ministries of Religious Affairs and Foreign Affairs. He is International Board Member of Globethics, based in Switzerland, and is a member of the Educational Exchange Committee of the American-Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF).
Prof. Fadi DaouGLOBETHICS, Executive Director
Fadi Daou is the Executive Director of Globethics, fostering ethical leadership for a just, inclusive and sustainable world. He is also co-founder and former chairperson and CEO of Adyan Foundation, nurturing religious social responsibility for peace and sustainability. He is a senior expert, speaker and advisor for policy dialogue, and professor of geopolitics of religions and interreligious relations. Among his latest publications: Divine Hospitality and Human Fraternity (with Nayla Tabbara), 2023; and: Religious Engagement in Global Affairs (editor, expected end 2023). Fadi Daou is Laureate of the Elevate Prize for Global thinkers and change-makers.
Prof. Nazila GhaneaUN, Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief
Ms. Ghanea is Professor of International Human Rights Law and Director of the MSc in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford. Though her nearly 30-year career has been rooted in academia, Ms. Ghanea’s academic work has often connected with multilateral practice in international human rights law. She has contributed to networks interested in freedom of religion or belief and its interrelationship with other human rights, and advised states and other stakeholders. She has taken every opportunity to support the promotion and application of principled understandings of human rights, including freedom of religion or belief.
Rev. James BhagwanPacific Conference of Churches, General Secretary
Rev. Bhagwan is an ordained minister of the Methodist Church in Fiji. Appointed by the General Assembly in 2018 he has been active in reviving PCC relationships, recruiting new partners and increasing the organisation’s visibility as well as introducing a five-year strategic plan. Rev Bhagwan holds a Bachelor of Divinity from the Pacific Theological College and a Masters in Theology from Korea.
- Dec 10 2023
- 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Listen to Those Who Listen to the Earth: A Plea for an Urgent Ethical Blue Framework by Indigenous Populations and World Religions – GLOBETHICS
This session will provide a space for a genuine dialogue and networking opportunities, engaging with religious, indigenous and UN perspectives. It will also explore the conditions of moving from a shared ethical and faith-based ecological-water narrative to the common commitment towards the environment, aiming to bring to the forefront the voice of the indigenous communities, as disproportionately impacted by crisis, and being holders of traditional knowledge and ethos that should be part of the global policy discussion and challenge it. Moreover, the session will introduce open access publications on the interfaith engagement for water and environmental justice.