Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is attending and speaking at the World Economic Forum, which is taking place on 20-24 January 2020, in Davos, Switzerland. This is the third time that the Ecumenical Patriarch is attend the World Economic Forum. Nearly 3,000 participants from 117 countries are participating in this 50th Annual Meeting.
On 21 January, Patriarch Bartholomew spoke at a session on ecological problems and climate change. In his speech, the Ecumenical Patriarch called the world leaders not to put the financial interests of their countries above the real interests of the people, which are associated with the protection of our planet and with global warming, the consequence of which are the extreme weather conditions, wildfires, floods, and many others. “In order to restore the balance of our planet, we need a spiritual worldview, which promotes humility, respect and solidarity. We must become conscious of the impact of our actions on creation and other people. We must direct our focus away from what we want to what is our duty and to what the planet needs” said the Green Patriarch. Continue reading