Joint Religious Leadership Coordination for the G8 and G20 Summits

On May 17, 2012, the Joint Religious Leadership Coordination for the G8 Summit (JRLCS) gathered representative organizations and delegations from G8 and G20 member communities for a closed meeting at the Berkley Center. The session extended a long history of religious and interreligious organizations using the occasion of global summits to articulate shared moral concerns and policy recommendations. It took place in advance of the 38th G8 Summit at Camp David (May 18-19) and the G20 Summit, in Los Cabos, Mexico (June 16-17).

Issues for discussion at the Berkley Center meeting included the Deauville Partnership (regarding governance reforms in light of the Arab Spring), global health, food security, and an array of economic concerns. It resulted in a joint declaration.

>>Full Text of Joint Declaration

>>Photographs of the event from The Mosque Cares

>>Knowledge Resources on previous "G" summits and statements

>>For more information on the meeting and the JLRCS, contact Bud Heckman.

Media Resources

>>Video of Rev. Bud Heckman on the JRLCS
>>SCUPE Article on the JRLCS

Naeem Baig, Islamic Circle of North America
Marilyn Boesch, Focolare Movement
Rev. Gary Cook, Bread for the World
Richard Cizik, New Evangelical Partnership
Anuttama Dasa, International Society for Krishna Consciousness
Sarah Dreier, The Episcopal Church and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Mohamed Elsanousi, Islamic Society of North America
Homi Gandhi, Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America
Sara Hildebrand, Millennium Kids
Judith Hertz, Union for Reform Judaism
Rev. Bud Heckman, Religions for Peace USA
Zul Kassamali, Association of Progressive Muslims
Aura Kanegis, American Friends Service Committee
Rt. Rev. Yoshinobu Miyake, Konko Church of Izuo
Rev. Masafumi Nakanishi, New York Center of the International Shinto Foundation
Imam W. Deen Mohammed II, The Mosque Cares
Imam Elam Muhammed, The Mosque Cares
Carl Murrell, National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States
Imam Talib Shareef, Masjid Muhammad
Sherrie Steiner, Salvation Army
Arvind Vora, Federation of Jain Associations in North America

Katherine Marshall, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs

International Interlocutors
Protobpresbyter Nicolas Antolinez, Interreligious Council of Mexico
Mr. Elias Szczytnicki, Administrator for the G20 Religious Leaders’ Summit

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