Dr. Mohammad R. Kalantari met with the Pope and other religious leaders including the Archbishop of Canterbury and Sheikh of Al-Azhar as part of the 'Faith and Science: Towards COP26' initiative
In early October, religious leaders, scientists, and a group of academics joined Pope Francis in the Vatican City to discuss climate change and global educational challenges.
On 4 October, during the ‘Faith and Science: towards COP26’ event, Pope Francis and other leaders representing the world’s major religions, gathered in the Vatican and signed a joint appeal committing to ambitious targets for the upcoming COP26, while promising to do their own part to lead their faithful into more sustainable behaviour. More information on the event can be found here.
On 5 October, Pope Francis and other faith leaders met again to commemorate World Teachers' Day and share ideas about how religions can address the main educational challenges within the framework of the Global Compact on Education. More information on the event can be found here.
Dr. Mohammad Kalantari, Co-Director of Centre for Islamic & West Asian Studies (CIWAS) at PIR, was invited to both events to share and explain Islamic viewpoints on climate change and education.