Webinar “Interfaith Reflections on the 4th Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly”

This webinar, hosted by the WEA Sustainability Center on Tuesday, 26 March 2019, is now available online

The 4th session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA4) took place in Nairobi/Kenya from March 11 to 15 2019 and has seen an unprecedented involvement of representatives from faith communities. Forty accredited faith-based organizations representing a wide variety of world religions participated in the 4th UNEA. They hosted side events, engaged with policy-makers and cooperated actively to make the voice of their communities heard in the global parliament on the environment. Looking backward and forward, this webinar hosted by the World Evangelical Alliance Sustainability Center (WEASC) based in Bonn/Germany presents reflections by representatives of various faith communities on their engagement at UNEA4 while offering their take on future activities related to global environmental challenges.


  • Iyad Abumoghli (PhD), Principal Coordinator Faith for Earth, UN Environment
  • Matthias Boehning, Director, WEA Sustainability Center
  • Ganga Narayan Das, Chief Sustainability Officer, Govardhan Eco Village; International Society for Krishna Consciousness
  • Solomon Belay Faris (PhD), Representative Addis Ababa Office, Baha’i International Community
  • Sheikh Muhammad Khan, Executive Director of Kenya Interfaith Youth Network and member of the Interreligious Council of Kenya
  • Rev Dr Rachel Mash, Environmental Coordinator, Green Anglicans /Anglican Church of Southern Africa
  • Rabbi Yonatan Neril, Executive Director of the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development

 Agenda: (click on an item on the agenda to access the PDF)

  1. Welcome & Introduction, Lilian M. Kurz
  2. Interfaith Reflections on UNEA4 – Looking Backward and Forward
  3. Faith for Earth in Action at UNEA4, Reflections by Iyad Abumoghli (PhD)
  4. Questions & Answers, Lilian M. Kurz

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