Message by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch to the 19th Session of the Conference of the Parties (Cop 19)

This week – even as the world mourns the tragic loss of life in the unprecedented Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippine Islands – political leaders have converged on Warsaw, Poland, in yet another anticipated meeting on climate change. Concerned citizens throughout the world are hoping and praying for prompt and practical results. The conference follows on the heels of an important report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which warns of the urgency of immediately addressing the alarming escalation of climate change in order to avoid catastrophic consequences.

The Real Environmental Crisis. Lessons from the Green Patriarch

  Earlier this month, His All Holiness Bartholomew, the Patriarch of 300 million Eastern Orthodox Christians, convened a two-day conversation on “environment, ethics and innovation.” We gathered on the tiny, ancient island of Heybeliada off Istanbul, which was once the Patriarch’s Constantinople and before that New Rome. There were scientists there, and activists, and religious […]

International Environmental Conference

On Monday afternoon, June 18, 2012, His All-Holiness attended and addressed the opening session of the Halki Summit on Global Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability co-organized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the University of Southern New Hamphshire under the auspices of the Ecumenical Patriarch at the Theological School of Halki. Among those in attendance were Metropolitans […]