Engaged Projects

Engaged projects in religion and ecology refers to the activities of community organizations and religious institutions that are inspiring and grounding environmental concerns in practical programs, outreach, and education. These projects generally incorporate religious traditions as part of their environmental philosophy drawing on particular scriptures, symbols, and rituals. Engaged projects range from Learning Centers and Retreat Centers to Organic Farms and Alternative Energy Communities.
Engaged Projects in Africa
African Institute for Scientific Research and Development (AISRED)
Engaged Projects in Canada
All-Creatures.org
Green Churches Network
Spirit of the Land
Engaged Projects in Europe
European Christian Environmental Network
Operation Noah
Engaged Projects in India
Green Church Campaign of Church of South India (CSI): For more info, see this pamphlet and this 2017 statement
Ecological Department of the Church of South India
Tarumitra
Engaged Projects in the Philippines
Mindanao Baptist Rural Life Center
Engaged Projects in the United Kingdom
Arthur Rank Center
Conservation Foundation
Eco-Congregation Program
Green Christian
John Ray Initiative
Living Witness: Quakers for Sustainability
Engaged Projects in the United States of America
Abrahamic Traditions & Environmental Change
Blessed Tomorrow
Catholic Climate Covenant
Catholic Rural Life (CRL)
Center for Earth Ethics
Center for Spirituality in Nature
Christianity and Ecology Conference
Creation Justice Ministries
Creation Justice programs of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
Crown Point Ecology Center
Crystal Spring Farm
EarthCare
Earth Ministry
Earth Quaker Action Team
EcoFaith Recovery
Eco-Justice Ministries
Ecumenical Project for International Cooperation (EPIC)
Englewood Christian Church and Englewood Community Development Corp. (for more info see this 2019 article)
Equal Exchange: Interfaith Coffee Program
Evangelical Environmental Network
Food, Faith, and Farming Network
Franciscan Earth Literacy Center
Genesis Farm (for more info, see this article)
GoodLands
Grailville
Green Chalice
GreenFaith
Green Interfaith Network Inc (GINI)
Green Mountain Monastery
The Green Seminary Initiative
Green the Church
Holy Wisdom Monastery
IHM Sisters, Monroe Campus
Interfaith Power and Light
La Vista Ecological Learning Center
Living Earth Center
Lutherans Restoring Creation (LRC)
Michaela Farm
Monastery of St. Gertrude
National Religious Coalition on Creation Care
National Religious Partnership for the Environment (NRPE)
North American Coalition for Christianity and Ecology
Northeast Environmental Justice Center of the United Church of Christ
Prairiewoods
Presbyterians for Restoring Creation
The Regeneration Project
Religious Witness for the Earth
Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW)
Santuario Sister Farm
Saint John’s Abbey Arboretum
Saint Catherine Farm
Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth
Sisters of Saint Francis of Philadelphia
Sisters Hill Farm
Sustainable Living & Earth Care Concerns (part of the Presbyterian Hunger Program)
Tangier Watermen’s Stewardship for the Chesapeake
United States Catholic Conference’s Environmental Program
Villa Maria Farm
Waterspirit
White Violet Center for EcoJustice
Young Evangelicals for Climate Action
International Engaged Projects
A Rocha International
Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)
Ecojesuit – Ecology and Jesuits in Communication
EcoPeace Middle East
God and the Book of Nature
International Jesuit Ecology Project
Plant With Purpose
Religion, Science and the Environment (RSE)
Sisters of Earth International
World Council of Churches: Care for Creation and Climate Justice

Header photo: Tree planting in Nigeria organized by the Abuja Interfaith Peace Building Forum and the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja ; Courtesy of ARC