Interreligious

At its core, the environmental issue crosses all boundaries, including boundaries of religious belief.  Climate change, mass extinction, pollution of air and water, and much more are affecting all life on Earth, regardless of the philosophical standpoint of an individual or community. Therefore, cooperation and partnership is essential to solving this crisis and healing our world. This section provides resources illustrating the partnerships already emerging and operating around the globe.

 

Overview Essay
Sam Mickey of the University of San Francisco provides an introduction to the concept of interreligious cooperation and its importance for environmental work.

 

Advisory Group Members
Go here to see a list of all of the Forum advisors working on the intersection of Interreligious cooperation and ecology, including brief biographies and contact information.  Go here to read more about the Forum Advisory Group. 

Statements
Links to the National Religious Coalition on Creation Care’s 2019 statement and the 2018 Evangelical Environmental Network legal brief prepared for the Supreme Court (note that the second one is solely Judeo-Christian).

Engaged Projects
Here you’ll find a substantial list of organizations and efforts that are bringing together people of different religious and philosophical backgrounds in the effort to raise ecological awareness and save our Earth.

Multimedia
Located here are multimedia offerings of interest, relating to the intersection of interreligious cooperation and ecology.

Ecojustice Resources
This page contains lists of resources related to interreligious cooperation and Ecojustice, organized by category (books, articles, etc). To see all of the Ecojustice resources on the Forum site, go to our new religiously-engaged Ecojustice hub.

Links
Here you’ll find links to additional resources on interreligious cooperation and ecology.

United Nations Environment Programme Faith for Earth Initiative
Here you’ll find information on one of the Forum’s key partners, UNEP Faith for Earth. The mission of Faith for Earth is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.  

Faith Action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

This is a living, evolving, searchable database of faith-based organizations around the world doing work that falls within the scope of the environmental SDGs. Additional organizations and projects are added on a quarterly basis. If your faith-based organization is working on a project that falls within the environmental SDGs, and you wish to be included in this list, please fill out our submission form. See the form for required project criteria.


Header photo credit: ©SIIA/Stokasmud. Courtesy of ARC. Zug, Switzerland. Zug Faith in Finance Alliance. Front: Masatsugu Okutani, Shinto priest, and Klaus-Michael Christensen of SIIA Swiss Impact Investment Association. More details see www.arcworld.org/projects.asp?projectID=674