Stephen A. Fuqua (SAF) is a Bahá'í, programmer, and conservation and interfaith advocate in the DFW area of Texas.

May 16, 2006

Peacebuilding and Environmental Refugees

Africa climate change 'could kill millions', says The Guardian in response to a report from the humanitarian group Christian Aid.

Nothing speaks so forcibly to the link between environmental sustainability and peacebuilding as does the potential for waves of environmental refugees in coming decades — causing more overcrowding of the world's congested cities, more competition for local resources, possibly bringing into conflict many people from disparate cultures and tribes.

On the other hand, the interfaith movement can play powerful role in promoting sustainability for the future, as well as working to insure that diverse peoples come together in unity instead of conflict.