New program aims to mobilize faith finances, assets for stronger climate action

By Brian Roewe
EarthBeat
December 3, 2021

When leaders of the world’s religions assembled at the Vatican in October, they sought to deliver a united message to the global community of the need for rapid, collective action to combat climate change.

But besides urging others to act, the joint faith appeal to the COP26 United Nations climate summit also included a pledge by the faith community to practice what they preach within their own houses of worship and institutions.

How some intend to do that was previewed in a separate but related announcement that same day, Oct. 4, with the official launch of Faith Plans, a new program that its creators say represents the largest and boldest environmental initiative to date by the global faith community.

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