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Interfaith Devotional and Climate Conversation Series

Dec 27, 2020
Interfaith Devotional and Climate Conversation Series
Wilmette Institute · 114 Interfaith Devotional And Climate Conversation Workshop 09.20.20

The Bahá’í-inspired Interfaith Climate Group hosts a series of writing and conversation workshops to facilitate participation in the discourses of society on the social and environmental challenges of our time. Participants:

*Reflect on spiritual teachings from the world’s religions

*Consider unity of thought and possible actions for the United Nations’ Global Goals

*Learn about a faith-based community-wide climate conversation to action program.

The Interfaith Devotional supports a pilot Florida Climate “Conversation to Action” program with the University of Florida Extension and We, the World.

Most Recent Presentation
(27 December)

Global Goals for Peace: To promote safe and peaceful societies and strong institutions.
Goal# – Topic
16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
17 – Partnerships for the Goals

Watch Video Recordings

a) Devotional (19 minutes)
b) Conversation: Part 1 (12 minutes)
c) Conversation: Plenary/Final Comments (13 minutes)
d) Peace Breakout with Wandra Harmsen (17 minutes)
e) Partnerships Breakout with Sue Blythe (17 minutes)

Past Presentations

November 29

Watch Video Recordings

a) Devotional (17 minutes)
b) Well-Being (with Michael Semple – 20 minutes)
c) Education (with Pastor Noah – 20 minutes)
d) Gender Equality (with Rahma Dualeh – 20 minutes)
e) Plenary Session (with Sue Blythe – 35 minutes)

View/Download Slide Show for People Goals

Global Goals for People: To insure healthy lives, knowledge and the inclusion of women and children.
Goal# – Topic
1 – No Poverty
2 – Zero Hunger
3 – Good Health and Well-being
4 – Quality Education
5 – Gender Equality
10 – Reduced Inequalities

October 25

Global Goals for Planet: To protect our ecosystems for all societies and our children.
Goal# – Topic
13 – Climate Action
14 – Life Below Water
15 – Life on Land

Session recordings on YouTube

Plenary Reports
Devotional and Presentation of UN SDGs


Interfaith Climate Emergency Conversation-to-Action Program  

Learn more about the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals using the links below. This is a workshop series, not a webinar, so space is limited and participants must register in advance.

Open Working Group proposal for Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable development goals: all you need to know (The Guardian)



Sue Blythe

Sue is grateful to have eight healthy, happy grandchildren.  She says, "I'm doing what I can to create a sustainable, just and peaceful future for my great-great-grandchildren."  Sue coordinates the Climate Collaboratory, a pilot project with We, the World and the University of Florida Extension.  The Baha'i-inspired Interfaith Climate Group is central to the intergenerational Florida Climate Conversation to Action Program.


Nicola Daniels

Nicola (Niki) Daniels is the Wilmette Institute's Registrar and Student Services Specialist. She previously served as a member of the Wilmette Institute Board, and as a faculty member of the Institute's course on Science and Religion, a role she misses dearly. Niki has been an instructor for the WI course on Anti-Black Racism since it started in 2018. She says "I get a thrill from using my creative and (mostly self-taught) computer skills to create instructional materials."

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