More than 1.000 people attended the Uppsalla Interfaith Climate Conference that was held in Uppsala, Sweden, on 28 - 29 November, 2008. Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp was among a selected group of 30 internationally recognized policy makers invited to sign the inspiring manifesto which was done at an interfaith ceremony in conducted in the Uppsala Cathedral led by The Most revd. Anders Wejryd, Archbishop of the Church of Sweden. Rabbi Soetendorp addressed the Conference at the opening seminar panel with EU Commission Vice Chair Margot Wallström and NASA’s leading climatologist James Hansen.

To see a video of Rabbi Soetendorp's speech click on the image (his speech starts at 53.05 min):


Read EU Commission Vice Chair Margot Wallström’s Blog Entry on the Interfaith Climate Summit, paying tribute to Rabbi Soetendorp’s speech by taking his line as the title of her post: “Being More, Not Having More”, Read more...

To read the Uppsala Interfaith Climate Manifesto "Hope for the Future" Click here... It is available is in 6 languages.

To learn more about the background, the programme and the other speakers at the event, please go to the official website of the Interfaith Climate Summit...

The Soetendorp Institute


Jacob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values
Van Wijngaerdenstraat 21
2596 TW The Hague
The Netherlands