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"
Ven. Dr. Doojai, Mr. Taxation, & Mr. Phrakrusuwanphothidvaratham speak on the Parliament of the World's Religions' Youtube channel with a message of thanks to those who are doing their part to save the planet. They are actively mobilizing and working for the betterment of the planet and appreciate those who are doing their part as well.
Ambassador Anil Trigunayat, of the Vivekananda International Foundation, speaks on the Parliament of the World Religions' Youtube channel with a message about Earth Day. He believes that everything is connected and that we must work together to preserve the Earth.
Haji Syed Salman Chishty, chairman of the Chishty Foundation, speaks on the Parliament of the World's Religions' Youtube channel with a greeting of peace to the human family,. He prays over Earth Day for noble intentions and heart to heart connections between people and unconditional love. He hopes that we bring unconditional love to our every day lives and the people we serve.
Rocky Dawuni, a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Environment for Africa, speaks on The Parliament of the World's Religions' Youtube channel and offers encouragement for the human family to make the decision to save the planet and restore it. It is our job as tenders to the planet to take care of it for future generations. He calls on all tribes and families to "rise and stand" for the Earth and each other.
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.
Christopher Peters, the President and CEO of the 7th Generation Fund and Chair of the Parliaments Indigenous Peoples Task Force, welcomes people of all traditions to come together in honoring the Earth through a Youtube video on the Parliament of the World's Religions' channel . He shares a brief message recognizing the Earth as the way in which all people are connected.
Chief Phil Lane Jr. shares a prayer over Earth Day on the Parliament of the World's Religions' Youtube channel. He opens his prayer by referring to his audience as members of the human family, we are all united. He continues on to recognize how the Earth is the foundation of our lives, "From her we are born, and from her will we return." Our job on Earth is to understand the natural laws that govern our lives. The Dakota People recognize water as life, and as we pray, water will cleanse us. He closes the prayer for Earth Day with, " I stand responsible before the Creator for my words and actions," calling for ecological responsibility and care for the planet.