The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance was pleased to have participated in a beautiful meeting in San Francisco, California, USA, hosted by the United Religions Initiative’s Environmental Resource CC.
During the meeting, people from around the world came together to discuss ways that individuals of all faiths across the planet could join forces to help protect the environment and improve environmental sustainability.
Day one of the meeting was graciously hosted by former US Secretary of State George Schultz at his scenic penthouse overlooking the Pacific Ocean. All were held spell-bound as he discussed his leadership for the ratification of the historic Montreal Protocol, which was the first UN treaty for the protection of our world by limiting ozone-depleting chemicals.
The next day’s meetings were held at the beautiful Global Support Office of United Religions Initiative with dignitaries including Bishop William Swing, the Founder/President of URI and former Archbishop of San Francisco, Victor Kazanjian, Executive Director, URI and people from around the world. There, plans were made with the participation of Swamini Adityananda Saraswati, GIWA’s Director of Programmes, Policy and Development, for interfaith groups across the world to come together and work hand-in-hand towards safe-guarding our world’s increasingly-fragile natural resources, such as water.