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San Diego Interfaith Climate Coalition
Climate change directly impacts the world’s poor, the animals with whom we share this planet, and the ecosystems on which we all depend. Climate change is a faith issue! Now faith leaders from all over San Diego are coming together to form a coalition to combat climate change. Won’t you join us?
The San Diego Interfaith Climate Coalition consists of faith leaders or lay people who represent local faith communities or faith-based organizations who are deeply concerned about climate change and:
- will meet quarterly (or more frequently as necessary)
- will have at least one major event per year
- will be available to speak to the press on climate issues
- will bring out its constituencies for climate events
- will encourage member communities in environmental stewardship
- share strategies and experience on environmental stewardship
SanDiego350’s Interfaith Team is working to create and support this Coalition. Once established the Coalition will be a separate entity but SD350 will continue to help in whatever way possible. In addition SD350 offers faith communities:
- Discovery conversations — how do you look at climate? How can SD350 help?
- Workshops about climate change
- Creation Care / Green Team / Eco Sangha seeding and support
To join the Coalition, request a workshop, or discuss our other options please contact: John Michno, Phil Petrie or James Long – SanDiego350 Interfaith Team
Interfaith & Ecology — Multifaith Green Rule poster & study guide
Scarboro Missions is pleased to share the creative work of Greening Sacred Spaces. This Canadian interfaith organization supports houses of worship of various religions in efforts to “green” their buildings.
Their Green Rule Poster features sacred texts from 14 religious traditions – these sacred writings are presented against the visual backdrop of “the tree of life”.
This poster is complemented by a 20-page study guide. The guide is an imaginative and practical tool to teach youth and adult members of your faith community and school system about the sacredness of creation in your own faith tradition while reflecting on the ecological texts of other religions.
To view poster and/or order poster and to order study guide, click here:
Creation Care Sunday
GreenFaith is an interfaith environmental coalition whose mission is to educate and mobilize diverse religious communities for environmental leadership. Founded in 1992, GreenFaith is a leader in the fast-growing religious-environmental movement and has won national and international recognition for its work.
Since 2008, GreenFaith has trained over 115 Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and Unitarian leaders for environmental leadership. Through residential retreats, monthly webinars, and extensive reading, invited Fellows receive education and training in eco-theology, “greening” the operation of religious institutions, environmental advocacy, and environmental justice.
Each Fellow writes their own eco-theological statement and carries out a leadership project in their community, mobilizing religious leaders in relation to an environmental issue. Upon graduating, they join the Fellowship’s alumni/ae network and mentor other emerging leaders in this field.
For more information, visit www.greenfaith.org.
Earth Care Week
Each year, during the first week of October, Earth Care Week brings teachers & members of the greater Buddhist community together to both celebrate our natural world & address the major environmental issues of our time, including climate change.
Through various actions during Earth Care Week, the community will explore ways to bring care for our planet into our practice & engagement with the world. One Earth Sangha will contribute to Earth Care Week by hosting online conversations, sharing resources & engaging sangha members from all traditions to join the conversation. One Earth Sangha <http://www.oneearthsangha.org/>
National Religious Coalition on Creation Care
Welcome to SDRIC!
We are a community of communities who believe that sharing, learning and serving together benefits everyone. We therefore invite you to not only explore the opportunities to learn about other traditions, but to join in the conversation, make a few friends and work together to make the greater San Diego region a better place.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to know about upcoming opportunities to join the conversation.
Anyone who desires to benefit San Diego. There is no formal membership. This is a neutral, non-political, non-discriminatory collaborative of communities, agencies and individuals. People of every religious tradition as well as those who do not identify with any tradition are welcome to participate.
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