Presented by The Temple of Understanding, this two-day event features over forty international speakers including Indigenous leaders, religious and spiritual visionaries, and youth environmental activists. The Forum will consist of three 30-minute panels addressing climate emergencies and action plans. The first panel is the "State of the Earth Panel" and addresses climate from different perspectives. The second is "Women in Leadership on the Environment Panel" and the third is "Intergenerational Wisdom & Our Future Panel" where action-based programs will be discussed. "Over forty international speakers will be offering their wisdom and perspectives through keynote addresses, diverse panels, inspiring prayers and sacred music at FORUM2020 online"
The Sacred Water Circle Gathering in 2014 was inspired by Indigenous teachings and spiritual leadership, and sought to connect people to the Earth and water through knowledge and awareness. The gathering included dance, song, and film showings during a Ceremony of Arts presentation. From the Faith and the Common Good website;
"It was an exceptional highlight of the Gathering to hear young Anishinaabeg voices; something we plan to do lot more of as a community moving forward in action to protect sacred water for future generations".
The Great Lakes Water Walk was an event held in September 2017 that invited people to walk with Indigenous elders along the Toronto Great Lakes waterfront. The event promoted caring for the environment in a spiritual light and honoring the Earth. The ceremony improves people's relationship with the water and honors the Indigenous tradition of water walking.
Jason Kelly, a Mutthi Mutthi spokesperson from Australia, addresses Earth Day with a prayer on the Parliament of the World's Religions' Youtube channel. He states that it has always been the way of indigenous peoples to have a responsibility to the land and each other, and that everything is connected. He closes his brief message with a statement that we should all be caring for one another, and that Mother Nature will care for us in return.
Deborah Sanchez, secretary of the 7th Generation Fund, and Joanna Sanchez and Cristina Gonzales, of the Chumash Nation, unite to sing a traditional song over the Earth as Earth Day turns 50 on the Parliament of the World's Religions' Youtube channel. Deborah Sanchez offers a prayer to the Creator and asks for guidance for us and protection for the lands and waters.