Bettering the San Diego Region Through Multireligious Cooperation
Creation Care

Interfaith Coalition for Earth Justice

Climate change and environmental injustice directly impacts the world’s poor, the animals with whom we share this planet, and the ecosystems on which we all depend.

ICEJ consists of San Diego faith leaders and lay-people who represent local faith communities or faith-based organizations that are deeply concerned about climate change. We believe that the values held in common by all faith traditions include the care for creation and care for the most vulnerable in society.

Our purpose is to educate, equip and mobilize faith communities and to advocate for climate and environmental justice both in policy and in the public square. We do our work by acting in solidarity with and supporting those most vulnerable.

We also:

  • are available to speak to the press on climate issues
  • can bring out its constituencies for climate events
  • encourage member communities in environmental stewardship
  • share strategies and experience on environmental stewardship
  • offer an annual workshop called, “Nurturing the Activists Spirit”

We offer faith communities:

  • Discovery conversations — how do you look at climate?
  • Workshops about climate change & environmental justice
  • Creation Care / Green Team / Eco Sangha seeding and support

To join the Coalition, request a workshop, or discuss our other options please see the website at https://icejsd.org/  or contact: ICEJ Coordinator, Rev. Jeanette Bragunier at 619-985-5123 or email faithandclimate@gmail.com.

 

GreenFaith
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  

http://www.nrccc.org

 

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 sdricinterfaith@gmail.com to know about upcoming opportunities to join the conversation.

 

Who belongs?
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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