Engaged Projects


Interreligious 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

South African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI)

Engaged Projects in Australia

Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC)

Engaged Projects in Canada

Faith & the Common Good

Engaged Projects in Europe

Bees for Peace
Interreligious & Civil Environmental Forum on Eastern Europe
Oxford Interfaith Forum: Scripture and Ecology in Interfaith Contexts

Engaged Projects in Israel

Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development
Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development: Women Faith and Ecology Project

Engaged Projects in the United States of America

American Association for the Advancement of Science:
Engaging Scientists in the Science and Religion Dialogue
Blessed Tomorrow
Center for Earth Ethics
Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions
Faith in Place
Interfaith Partnership for the Chesapeake
Interfaith Power and Light
Interreligious Eco-Justice Network
The Loka Initiative
Multifaith Network for Climate Justice
National Religious Partnership for the Environment (NRPE)
Nature Sacred
One Home One Future
One Water Partnership
Passionist Earth & Spirit Center
Spirit in Nature Interfaith Path Sanctuary (SpIN)
Temple of Understanding
Wendland-Cook Program in Religion and Justice at Vanderbilt Divinity School
Zygon Center for Religion and Science

International Engaged Projects

Abrahamic Traditions & Environmental Change
Alliance of Religions and Conservation
(ARC closed in 2019, but the site still has many valuable resources)
EcoPeace Middle East
European Forum for the Study of Religion and the Environment
Faith + Food Coalition
Faith for Earth
Faiths at COP15
Green Sabbath Project
Interfaith Rainforest Initiative
International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD)
Mapping Abrahamic Faith-based Environmental Activities in the Middle East-North Africa Region
Religion and Conservation Biology Working Group (RCBWG) of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB)
Religions for Peace
REPAM (see also “Amazonia: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology”)
River Above Asia Oceania Ecclesial Network (RAOEN)
Transcendence and Sustainability: Asian Visions with Global Potential (Transsustain)
United Religions Initiative
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) – Sacred Earth: Faiths for Conservation

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