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1 © One World Week 2011 Valuing and understanding the world and those who live in it A guide to this year’s theme

2 © One World Week 2011  Introduction  Living for the planet  Living for its people  Faith and the environment  Living and acting for change

3 © One World Week 2011 Explore this year’s theme through our presentation.

4 © One World Week 2011 Understanding that our actions in the UK impact upon the lives of people in some of the poorest parts of the world. Caring for the Earth now - before it is too late. Yes! What we choose to eat, buy and how we travel...this all affects people across the globe. Learning about the affects of climate change and how to adapt to it. Valuing our planet and all life within it! Take a minute to discuss: What does Living for One World mean to you? After you’ve discussed, click to reveal some more ideas...

5 © One World Week 2011 Living for the planet Living for its people Living and acting for change

6 © One World Week 2011 Living for the Planet Living for its People Living and Acting for Change The affects of global warming Adapting to a changing climate Food production Biodiversity Hunger and food distribution Global inequalities of wealth and consumption Faith/ multi-faith perspectives Supporting the work of charities Buying and promoting Fairtrade Learning about another religion Cutting your carbon footprint

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8 Living for the Planet is about changing our lifestyles and attitudes so that we live and work in harmony with nature.

9 © One World Week 2011 How is climate change affecting our planet? This is causing more frequent extreme weather events, such as floods, droughts and heat waves. 2010 Pakistan floods Photo: Islamic Relief 2010 The Earth’s temperatures are rising.

10 © One World Week 2011 Even if we work to reduce climate change, it is highly likely that not all of its effects can be alleviated; we must adapt to our changing climate. The effects of climate change are already apparent, and have a very real impact on the some of the world’s poorest communities. Image here (Sarah, do you have a suitable photo that could be used here? Alternatively, I’ll purchase one from iStockphoto). Floating gardens in Bangladesh Photo : Practical Action/Mehrab ul Goni

11 © One World Week 2011 How can we adapt to a changing climate? Through enhancing the capacity of communities to cope with increasingly unpredictable weather patterns. Through implementing soil and water conservation measures. Through developing drought-resistant crop varieties.

12 © One World Week 2011 What is biodiversity? Biodiversity is the diversity of life-forms inhabiting our planet. Greater biodiversity indicates a healthy planet. Accelerated environmental change leads to the extinction of certain species.

13 © One World Week 2011 For further information, visit: http://unep.org/http://unep.org/ For further information, visit: http://unep.org/http://unep.org/ 2011 is the UN International Year of Forests

14 © One World Week 2011 How can we care for the planet now, before it’s too late? See the Living and Acting for Change section of this presentation for ideas on how you can take action!

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16 “For greed, all nature is too little” Lucius Annaeus Seneca (Roman philosopher, ca. 4 BCE – 65 CE)

17 © One World Week 2011 ? Take a minute to discuss: Do you have family or friends in another country who have suffered from the effects of global injustice?

18 © One World Week 2011 One in seven people in the world go hungry. Why? One in seven people in the world go hungry. Why? Rising food prices? International trading that favours some countries over others? Natural disasters brought about by climate change? Soil depletion?

19 © One World Week 2011 ‘...We humans need to grow a great deal in our ability to share what the planet gives us.’ Kate Raworth Senior Researcher Oxfam GB http://www.oxfam.org.uk/get_involved/campaign/food/

20 © One World Week 2011 To find out more and to book a speaker, visit: http://www.globalpovertyproject.com/pages/presentation To find out more and to book a speaker, visit: http://www.globalpovertyproject.com/pages/presentation The Global Poverty Project presents: 1.4 Billion Reasons The Global Poverty Project presents: 1.4 Billion Reasons

21 © One World Week 2011 By understanding the role that faith can play in protecting the environment, we can begin to work together towards a better, more sustainable future. Visit www.oneworldweek.org to download our free multi-faith resource: Environment Across Faithswww.oneworldweek.org Visit www.oneworldweek.org to download our free multi-faith resource: Environment Across Faithswww.oneworldweek.org The world’s religions were the first environmental campaigners.

22 © One World Week 2011 Baha’i ‘The Earth is but one country and mankind its citizens’ Baha’u’llah Buddhism ‘The trees are like our mother and father, they feed us, nourish us and provide us with everything: the fruit, leaves, the branches, the trunk. They give us food and satisfy many of our needs’. Samdech Preah Maha (highly revered Cambodian Monk) Christianity ‘The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it’. The Bible, 1 Corinthians, 10:26

23 © One World Week 2011 Daoism ‘If all things in the universe grow well, then a society is a community of affluence. If not, this kingdom is on the decline.’ The China Daoist Association, Beijing Hinduism ‘Every living creature is the son of the supreme Lord, and He does not tolerate even ants being killed’. Bhakitvedanta Swami Prabhupada, A.C Purport, Bhagavad Gita As It Is, 14:16

24 © One World Week 2011 Islam ‘And the earth has He spread out for all living beings, with fruit thereon, and palm trees with sheathed clusters (of dates), and grain growing tall on its stalks, and sweet-smelling plants.’ The Qur’an, 55:10-12 Jainism ‘Lord Mahavira preached about the environment in the book of ‘Acharanga Sutra’, which is accepted, as His direct words. The elements of nature were described as living beings and under the fundamental principle of AHIMSA there were to be protected in all ways – no waste, no overuse, no abuse, no polluting.’ R.P Chandaria, Chairman of the Institute of Jainology, 15 August 2008

25 © One World Week 2011 Judaism ‘And the Lord took man and put him in the Garden of Eden, to tend it and guard it.’ Genesis 2:15 Sikhism ‘Air is the Guru, Water is the Father, and Earth is the Great Mother of all’. The Second Guru, Guru Angad

26 © One World Week 2011 Zoroastrianism ‘Whoever teaches care for all these seven creations, does well and pleases the Bounteous Immortals; Then his soul will never arrive at kinship with the Hostile Spirit. When he has cared for the creations, the care of these Bounteous Immortals is for him, And he must teach this to all mankind in the material world.’ Shayast na Shayast,15:6

27 © One World Week 2011 One World Walking Together event Jami Mosque, Portsmouth 2007 Diwali stall Southampton, 2009 Chester World Development Forum Chester, 2010

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29 Prejudices Wastefulness Greed Corrupt Governments Poverty Take a minute to discuss: What do you think stands in the way of creating a more sustainable world ? After you’ve discussed, click to reveal some more ideas... Fear Exploitation Disease

30 © One World Week 2011 How can I encourage myself and those around me to help bring about positive change in our world?

31 © One World Week 2011 Turn off your electrical items when not in use. Turn down the central heating thermostat by one degree. Compost your food waste. Switch off the lights when you leave the room. Don’t tumble dry your washing – hang it out instead. Choose electronic bills and statements. Ride a bike instead of taking the car when making short trips. Replace your light bulbs with energy saving ones.

32 © One World Week 2011 Free-range grass-fed animals are happier and healthier producing meat more efficiently than livestock reared indoors on vast factory farms which require massive inputs of fossil fuels and feed grains, grown at the expense of grains for human food. Farming livestock, especially cows, releases significant levels of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide: gases that cause much of our global warming. If we ate less meat we could afford free-range meat and reduce harmful gas emissions. If we ate less meat we could afford free-range meat and reduce harmful gas emissions.

33 © One World Week 2011 According to the UN Millennium Goals Report 2010, ‘safe water supply remains a challenge in many parts of the world’. Water is a very precious resource; take only what you need as it is not as plentiful as you may assume. During the last decade, global demand for water has increased due to expanded activity in agriculture and manufacturing. These activities have also contributed to water pollution. During the last decade, global demand for water has increased due to expanded activity in agriculture and manufacturing. These activities have also contributed to water pollution.

34 © One World Week 2011 Visit www.oneworldweek.org and commit yourself to one of our environmental pledges.www.oneworldweek.org Visit www.oneworldweek.org and commit yourself to one of our environmental pledges.www.oneworldweek.org Images above and left: 2010 Peace Pledges

35 © One World Week 2011 You could choose a charity and support one of their programmes. Below are some charities you may wish to support. For a full list of organisations and websites that can tell you more about fighting global injustice, download our free resource: Explore Living for One World www.actionaid.org.uk/ www.islamic-relief.org.uk www.christianaid.org.uk/ www.practicalaction.org/ www.cafod.org.uk/

36 © One World Week 2011 The Cafédirect Producers Foundation (CPF) is working on a project with smallholder tea partners in Kenya and Uganda to develop and implement strategies to help farmers address and adapt to changing climatic conditions. For more information, visit: http://www.adapcc.org/download/Adap- CC_Update-from-pilot-groups_201009_en.pdfhttp://www.adapcc.org/download/Adap- CC_Update-from-pilot-groups_201009_en.pdf The Cafédirect Producers Foundation (CPF) is working on a project with smallholder tea partners in Kenya and Uganda to develop and implement strategies to help farmers address and adapt to changing climatic conditions. For more information, visit: http://www.adapcc.org/download/Adap- CC_Update-from-pilot-groups_201009_en.pdfhttp://www.adapcc.org/download/Adap- CC_Update-from-pilot-groups_201009_en.pdf For further useful information on adaptation to climate change, read Tearfund’s report: Adaptation United. To download, visit: http://tilz.tearfund.org/Research/Climate+chan ge+reports For further useful information on adaptation to climate change, read Tearfund’s report: Adaptation United. To download, visit: http://tilz.tearfund.org/Research/Climate+chan ge+reports You could support overseas adaptation to climate change through donating to aid agencies’ projects and programmes.

37 © One World Week 2011 The UK helps developing countries adapt to the effects of climate change through loans lent through the World Bank. This is unjust, as much of the responsibility for climate change rests with the actions of richer countries. Jubilee Debt Campaign and the World Development Movement have launched a campaign to prevent loans creating further poverty. Visit: http://www.jubileedebtcampaign.org.uk/http://www.jubileedebtcampaign.org.uk/ Jubilee Debt Campaign and the World Development Movement have launched a campaign to prevent loans creating further poverty. Visit: http://www.jubileedebtcampaign.org.uk/http://www.jubileedebtcampaign.org.uk/ Delivering assistance through grants, not loans, would be more ethical.

38 © One World Week 2011 Banks, hedge funds and pension funds bet on food prices in the financial markets. To take action, visit the World Development Movement’s campaign: http://www.wdm.org.uk/food-speculation To take action, visit the World Development Movement’s campaign: http://www.wdm.org.uk/food-speculation This contributes to severe swings in the price of everyday foods such as wheat, maize and soy. This leads to food becoming unaffordable; families already living in poverty suffer from increased hunger and malnutrition. Our world needs national and international policies which put the needs of the planet and its people first.

39 © One World Week 2011 People playing a Fairtrade game about where products come from. OWW Portsmouth, 2009 People playing a Fairtrade game about where products come from. OWW Portsmouth, 2009 Visit http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/ for information and resources to get you started!http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/ Visit http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/ for information and resources to get you started!http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/

40 © One World Week 2011 For a full list of organisations and websites that can tell you more about fighting global injustice, download our free resource: Explore Living for One World Below are some current campaigns you may choose to support: World Development Movement Stop bankers betting on food: campaign to limit commodity speculation. www.wdm.org.uk/food-speculation World Development Movement Stop bankers betting on food: campaign to limit commodity speculation. www.wdm.org.uk/food-speculation Oxfam GROW Campaign: raising awareness of our broken food system – and what can be done to fix it. www.oxfam.org.uk/get_involved/campaign/food Oxfam GROW Campaign: raising awareness of our broken food system – and what can be done to fix it. www.oxfam.org.uk/get_involved/campaign/food Stop Climate Chaos Coalition Stop Climate Chaos is a coalition of organisations working towards the reduction of climatic change. http://www.stopclimatechaos.org/ Stop Climate Chaos Coalition Stop Climate Chaos is a coalition of organisations working towards the reduction of climatic change. http://www.stopclimatechaos.org/

41 © One World Week 2011 Bournemouth, 2009 Portsmouth, 2009 Portsmouth, 2007 Newport, 2009

42 © One World Week 2011 Written and compiled for One World Week 2011 for One World Week 2011 by Sarah Kilou Developed from an idea initiated by Sam Kennedy, OWW researcher and writer from October 2010 to March 2011 Written and compiled for One World Week 2011 for One World Week 2011 by Sarah Kilou Developed from an idea initiated by Sam Kennedy, OWW researcher and writer from October 2010 to March 2011 A guide to this year’s theme


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