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War in Ukraine and crises in the Pacific explored

Activists from two different parts of the world — Fiji and Ukraine — described some of the ways that environmental concerns, including fossil fuel consumption, are interwoven with war and displacement during the latest in the “Connecting the Dots” webinar series.

‘If the Christian community stands up … we will see change’

Why should people of faith get involved in climate justice? “A lot of approaches to climate change have been secular, and they have failed in the Pacific,” said the Rev. James Bhagwan, General Secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC), a group of more than 40 churches and Christian faith organizations across the Pacific Ocean. “And the question has always been asked why the climate projects there that are secular do not have the impact that people expect to have on paper?”

A rising tide of urgency

When discussing the issue of forced migration, we see images in the U.S. of violence and economic inequality in Central America, South America and parts of the Middle East.