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Faith and ethics

Leading voices in the world’s faiths join lay leaders in calling for our Vision to be implemented:

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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South Africa’s Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu (80) is one of the world’s leading figures in the fight against oppression.

Fazlun Khalid

Fazlun Khalid

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Fazlun Khalid is recognised as one of 15 leading global eco-theologians and is listed amongst the "500 Most Influential Muslims in the World" by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre of Jordan.

Bishop John Arnold

Bishop John Arnold

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Bishop John Arnold was appointed Roman Catholic Bishop of Salford in 2014. He has a law degree from Trinity College, Oxford and was called to the Bar in 1976. He entered the Institute of Charity (Rosminians) and began studies for the priesthood in 1978, in Rome.

Rabbi David Rosen CBE

Rabbi David Rosen CBE

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Rabbi David Rosen CBE is the former Chief Rabbi of Ireland and serves on the leadership of several international interreligious bodies.

Gopal Patel

Gopal Patel

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Gopal is the Director of the Bhumi Project, based at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, which works with Hindu communities globally to encourage good environmental practice.

Ven. Bikkhu Bodhi

Ven. Bikkhu Bodhi

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Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi is an American Buddhist monk, scholar, and translator of Buddhist texts from the original Pali into English.

Martin Palmer

Martin Palmer

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Martin Palmer is President of FaithInvest an international organisation assisting the faiths in moving their investments into environmental and sustainable investments in partnership with the UN.

The Reverend Dr John Chryssavgis

The Reverend Dr John Chryssavgis

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The Reverend Dr John Chryssavgis, Archdeacon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, has taught in Sydney and Boston.

Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp

Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp

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Rabbi Soetendorp is an award winning human rights advocate, lecturer, writer, environmental activist and champion of civil society worldwide who is active in a wide variety of progressive, humanitarian and interfaith organizations and initiatives.

His Excellency Kallistos Ware

His Excellency Kallistos Ware

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His Excellency Kallistos Ware is the Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Diokleia.

Professor Andrew Linzey

Professor Andrew Linzey

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Andrew is Director of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and a member of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oxford.

Dr Manazir Ahsan MBE

Dr Manazir Ahsan MBE

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Dr Manazir Ahsan has been Director General of the Islamic Foundation since 1985 and edits the Muslim World Book Review.

Bishop Dominic Walker

Bishop Dominic Walker

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Bishop Dominic is President of the Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals and an honorary Vice President of the RSPCA.

Rt Reverend John Pritchard

Rt Reverend John Pritchard

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Bishop John read Law at St Peter’s College Oxford and Theology at Cambridge and Durham.

Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje

Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje

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Trinley Thaye Dorje is the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

Professor Anthony Campolo

Professor Anthony Campolo

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Tony Campolo is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Eastern University and the founder and president of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education and he supports programs for “at-risk” children.

Bishop Richard Llewellin

Bishop Richard Llewellin

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Bishop Llewellin practised as a solicitor before entering the ministry and studying at Cambridge.

Reverend Siyabulela Gidi

Reverend Siyabulela Gidi

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The Reverend Gidi is Director of the South African Council of Churches.

Rabbi Jonathan K Crane

Rabbi Jonathan K Crane

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Jonathan Crane, PhD, is the Raymond F. Schinazi Junior Scholar in Bioethics and Jewish Thought at Emory University.

Shi Changhui

Shi Changhui

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Shi Changhui is the executive director of the China Buddhist Association, the deputy director of Hebei Buddhist Association and director of the Hebei Buddhist Charity Foundation.

Revd Professor Michael Reiss

Revd Professor Michael Reiss

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Michael Reiss is Pro-Director: Research and Development and Professor of Science Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.

Professor William Greenway

Professor William Greenway

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William is associate professor of Philosophical Theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Abdal Hakim Murad

Abdal Hakim Murad

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Abdal Hakim Murad is dean of the Cambridge Muslim College, which trains imams for British mosques. 

Dr Pankaj Jain

Dr Pankaj Jain

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Pankaj Jain is the author of the award-wining 'Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communities: Sustenance and Sustainability' and is Assistant Professor in the Departments of Anthropology and Philosophy & Religion at the University of North Texas.

Father Charles Odira

Father Charles Odira

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Father Charles is a Catholic priest, working for the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops in Nairobi. He also the Chair of the Kenya Interfaith Network of Action on the Environment.

Rabbi Yonatan Neril

Rabbi Yonatan Neril

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Rabbi Yonatan Neril founded and directs The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD).

Rev Lindsay Meader

Rev Lindsay Meader

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Lindsay Meader is an Anglican priest, serving as the Lead Theatre Chaplain for the Diocese of London and Senior Chaplain of Theatre Chaplaincy UK.

Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, PhD

Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, PhD

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Kathleen Duffy is Professor Emerita of Physics at Chestnut Hill College where she directs the Institute for Religion and Science.