Nov. 10-12, 2013 – Rehabilitating the Jordan River: A Commitment of Faith

Faith leaders launching campaign for the Jordan River

EcoPeace held a region wide conference on November 10-12, 2013 on the northern shore of the Dead Sea in Jordan, where senior clerics and representatives from the 3 monotheistic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – gathered together to learn about the current state of the Lower Jordan River and to endorse the “Covenant for the Jordan River” calling on regional governments to work together towards its rehabilitation.

By engaging Muslim, Christian and Jewish communities in Jordan, Palestine and Israel as well as internationally, through its widespread faith based advocacy campaign, EcoPeace aims to leverage support from faith based communities toward the rehabilitation of the Lower Jordan River.

Faith Based ‘Toolkits’ including Briefs for Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities were presented at the regional conference, giving an introduction to the issue of the demise of the Jordan River as well as suggestions for how communities can act to support the river’s rehabilitation. More in-depth ‘Sourcebooks‘ are also available, offering a rich collection of scripture, sermons, essays and poems, songs and other tools to help leaders of each faith to engage their communities on the need to rehabilitate the River.

Click here to view the Agenda (in English) of the conference

Click here to view the Agenda (in Arabic) of the conference

Click below for presentations shown at the conference:
Introduction to Faith Based Campaign
Achievements and Challenges to Come

Read more in our blog post of the conference

Click here for our FaceBook post of photos of the conference

Click here for the Media Release that was distributed after the conference

 

The Jordan River Rehabilitation Project is supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and the Osprey Foundation.