Interfaith Council Commits to Economic Justice and Sustainability
The Carbondale Interfaith Council has unanimously adopted a resolution in support of economic justice and sustainable environmental stewardship. The resolution was motivated by the Council’s recognition of increasing economic injustice in our society, as well as its sense that the current economic climate gives priority to profit rather than the preservation of our environment and the welfare of those most vulnerable among us. The resolution also condemns violent responses to those who critique our economic system through responsible exercise of their rights to freedom of speech and assembly. We encourage the faith community and all people of conscience to make their voices heard on these important issues.
Read the Council's resolution here.
The Carbondale Interfaith Council supports the Charter for Compassion.
The Charter of Compassion is a cooperative effort to restore not only compassionate thinking but, more importantly, compassionate action to the center of religious, moral, and political life. Compassion lies at the heart of all religious and ethical systems. One of the most urgent tasks of our generation is to build a global community where men and women of all races, nations and ideologies can live together in peace. In our globalized world, everybody has become our neighbor, and the Golden Rule has become an urgent necessity. The Charter, crafted by people all over the world and drafted by a multi-faith, multi-national council of thinkers and leaders, seeks to change the conversation so that compassion becomes a key word in public and private discourse, making it clear that any ideology that breeds hatred or contempt ~ be it religious or secular ~ has failed the test of our time. It is not simply a statement of principle; it is above all a summons to creative, practical and sustained action to meet the political, moral, religious, social, and cultural problems of our time. We invite each of you to adopt the Charter as your own, and to make a lifelong commitment to live with compassion.
Learn more about the charter at charterforcompassion.org.
Read the Carbondale Interfaith Council's resolution in support of the charter here.