Faith for Earth: A Call for Action
World Environment Day
April 23, 2021
To mark Earth Day, the Faith for Earth initiative, the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology and the Parliament of World’s Religions released an inspirational video on their Faith for Earth Book.
The book describes the reverence that all religions have for creation and nature and aims to inspire readers to learn more about our planet, to share their commitment to it and to become part of the flourishing global interfaith movement that is increasingly bringing people together to protect and sustain life on Earth.
The book is a call to action for countries, cities, the private sector, individuals, and faith-based organizations to strengthen their actions to mitigate climate change, restore ecosystems, and protect the health of the planet without delay. This aligns directly with the aims of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, which will be officially launched on World Environment Day on June 5.
This new edition of the book – produced through a partnership between UNEP and the Parliament of the World’s Religions Climate Action Program — offers an introduction to the magnitude of the task we now face and to the faith communities that are becoming a force for the global environmental future.
Read more about the initiative here
Watch the video here
Download the book here
Read more about the role of faith leaders and faith-based organizations in the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration here