San Diego Regional Interfaith Collaborativesupporting the multi-religious network for communication, compassion and service
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.
- 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 contact: ICEJ Coordinator, Rev. Jeanette Bragunier at 619-985-5123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Email us at email@example.com to know about upcoming opportunities to join the conversation.
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