One Earth Sangha calls for signatures to dharma teachers’ climate change statement

One Earth Sangha, whose genesis Buddhadharma noted in August of last year, has issued a call to all Buddhist teachers and sangha members to endorse with their signatures the International Dharma Teachers’ Statement on Climate Change. The statement, called “Earth as Witness,” urges that followers of the Buddha’s teachings “seek to ensure that our descendants and fellow species inherit a livable planet. Individually and collectively, we will be honoring the great legacy of the Dharma and fulfill our heart’s deepest wish to serve and protect all life.” It was originally signed by more than 100 leading Buddhist teachers from four continents.

“The teachers hope that by signing the statement both Dharma teachers and Sangha members will make solutions to climate disruption a central focus of their personal and collective activities. The teachers also hope that signers will use the statement to describe the Buddhist community’s perspective on the causes and solutions to climate change in interfaith dialogues, policy debates, and other public forums.”

Click here to read the statement itself, along with One Earth Sangha’s introduction, and to add your signature if you feel so inspired.