Useful links

Here are a number of useful website links where you will find resources and various communities and organizations around the world caring for life on Earth from a spiritual or faith perspective.

IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

SAFCEI – The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) works with people of all faiths across Southern Africa to care for the earth. www.safcei.org Multi-Faith

A Rocha SA – An essential part of A Rocha South Africa (ARZA)’s work is our Theology & Citizenship programme which invites Christians to integrate care for creation into their day to day living. Christian

Diakonia – Diakonia Council of Churches in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, runs an environmental justice programme, including an eco-congregations programme and partnership with SAFCEI. www.diakonia.org.za Christian

Green Anglicans – Anglican Church of Southern African Environmental Network www.greenanglicans.org Christian

Green Deen SA – Green Deen South Africa is an initiative of the Union of Muslim Students’ Associations of South Africa which aims to raise awareness and mobilise action in the South African Muslim community about current environmental issues. http://greendeen.msa.org.za/ Muslim

JAEI – The Johannesburg Anglican Environmental Initiative (JAEI), has many useful (Christian) liturgical and theological resources related to earth-keeping. They have formed a growing cluster of Anglican eco-congregations in Johannesburg, South Africa. www.jaei.org.za Christian

AROUND THE WORLD

ACEN – The Anglican Communion Environment Network (ACEN) was officially recognised in 2002 and was formed after in 1998 the Anglican bishops gathered at Lambeth and expressed their concern that efforts to address environmental issues be given greater visibility and be better coordinated across the Anglican Communion. Christian

ARC – the Alliance for Religions and Conservation (ARC) is a secular body that helps the major religions of the world to develop their own environmental programmes, based on their own core teachings, beliefs and practices. multi-faith

Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC) – ARRCC aims to promote ethical, environmentally sustainable, healthy and contented lifestyles which respect the Earth’s precious natural resources, and to advocate, from a faith perspective, for public policies which contribute to climate justice.

The Association for Buddhists on the Environment – ABE is an organization that involves monks from all 23 provinces in Cambodia working to strengthen the Sangha (the community of Buddhist monks and nuns) in its efforts to protect the environment in Cambodia. Buddhist

Beyond Halal – Beyond Halal is dedicated to exploring questions related to Islamic ethics and food, and to supporting halal meat business that are guided by ethical and sustainable principles. Muslim

Brahma Kumaris Environment Initiative – We are about awakening greater environmental awareness within our own organisation, as well as collaborating and learning from others through dialogue, partnerships, UN conferences and local initiatives. Brahma Kumaris

Canfei Nesharim – Connecting traditional Torah texts with contemporary scientific findings, Canfei Nesharim educates and empowers Jewish individuals, organizations and communities to take an active role in protecting the environment, in order to build a more sustainable world. Jewish

Catholic Climate Covenant– is funded by the National Religious Partnership for the Environment and was started to address the questions concerning what are the moral implications of climate change, who is most impacted, and what should the Catholic community do? Christian

Christian Ecology – The Fund for Christian Ecology, Inc. is an Idaho Non-Profit Corporation established in 1998 to facilitate a discussion of all historic and emerging strands of thought within Christianity related to God’s creation, humanity’s role within it, and the Earth’s current environmental crisis. Christian

COEJL – Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL), US. The Jewish community’s collective commitment to fundamental change on energy and sustainability will emerge from exploration of the rich resources of Jewish tradition and contemporary life. COEJL develops and disseminates materials to enable Jewish organizations and communities to inspire, educate and mobilize communities. Jewish

Earth Ministry – is a non-profit organization committed to engaging the Christian community in environmental stewardship in the US. Christian

Earth Quaker Action Team – EQAT is a grassroots, nonviolent social action group founded by Quakers and inclusive of people of all faiths or no faith, who join with millions of people around the world fighting for our threatened planet. Quaker

Earth Sangha – The Earth Sangha is a nonprofit charity based in the Washington, DC area and devoted to ecological restoration. They work in the spirit of Buddhist practice, but our members and volunteers come from a wide variety of religious and secular backgrounds. Buddhist

Eco Faith – Interfaith Dorset Education & Action’s website (IDEA) – an interfaith group primarily focussed on the environment. IDEA has two simple goals, both expressed in the name – to educate people about the challenges facing the environment, as well as to educate them in the responses by the different faith traditions, and to act on that learning by making positive changes in our lives. multi-faith

The Eco-Muslim – UK website/blog on environment & Muslim life: food, health, books, eco-islam, fashion & design. Muslim

Eco-Sikh – EcoSikh is a response from the Sikh community to the threats of climate change and the deterioration of the natural environment. Sikh

Ecospirituality – Free resources, especially new annual reflections for Advent & Lent. Christian

Ecumenical Water Network – The EWN is a network of churches and Christian organisations promoting access to water for people around the world. Christian

The Episcopal Ecological Network – EpEN is a nationwide network with the Episcopal Church USA that coordinates with the Peace and Justice Ministries Office of the Episcopal Church USA. Christian

European Christian Environmental Network – ECEN is a network that embraces a wide variety of church traditions and an equally broad range of environmental work, including policy issues like climate change, transport and genetic engineering and promoting awareness of God’s creation in worship and liturgy. Christian

Evangelical Environmental Network Creation Care – EEN seeks to equip, inspire, disciple, and mobilize God’s people in their effort to care for God’s creation. Christian

Faith & the Common Good – “Seeking common ground for the common good”. Here you can find resources created by Faith & the Common Good and Greening Sacred Spaces, some of which are available as free downloads for individual use. multi-faith

Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale – This is the largest international multi-religious project of its kind. With its conferences, publications, and website it is engaged in exploring religious worldviews, texts, and ethics in order to broaden understanding of the complex nature of current environmental concerns. multi-faith

Gaia Foundation – The Gaia Foundation is passionate about regenerating cultural and biological diversity, and restoring a respectful relationship with the Earth. Together with long-term partners in Africa, South America, Asia and Europe, we work with local communities to secure land, seed, food and water sovereignty. By reviving indigenous knowledge and protecting sacred natural sites, local self-governance is strengthened. This enables communities to become more resilient to climate change and the industrial processes which have caused the many crises we now face. indigenous

Green Faith – Green Faith is an Interfaith coalition for the environment in New Jersey which was started in 1992. From sample prayers and religious education curricula, to tips for ‘greening’ the building and help with undertaking environmental justice advocacy, GreenFaith is a one-stop shop for religious-environmental work. multi-faith

Green Guide for Hajj – The world’s first green Hajj guide by the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC). Note: over 16MB! Muslim

Green Muslims  – Green Muslims are an environmental group in the USA. Muslim

Green Prophet/Religion – News stories on religion & environment in the Middle East. multi-faith

Hazon – We create healthier and more sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond. Jewish

ICSD – The Interfaith Centre for Sustainable Development, in Jerusalem, unites faith communities, teachers and leaders to promote co-existence, peace, and sustainability through advocacy, education and action-oriented projects. multi-faith

IFEES Eco-Islam Newsletters – Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences (IFEES) in the UK – temporary website with informative previous newsletter editions. Muslim

IPL – Interfaith Power and Light (IPL) is a religious response to Global Warming based in the USA. multi-faith

Jewcology – See our website for resource – a Year of Jewish Learning on the Environment. Jewish

The John Ray Initiative – JRI is an educational charity with a vision to bring together scientific and Christian understandings of the environment in a way that can be widely communicated and lead to effective action. Christian

Operation Noah – is a UK based Christian movement providing focus and leadership in response to climate change. It is “informed by the science of climate change, motivated to care for creation by our faith and our hope in God, and driven by the the desire to transform and enrich our society through radical changes in lifestyles and patterns of consumption” Christian

Quaker Earthcare Witness – Quaker Earthcare Witness is a network of Friends (Quakers) in North America and other like-minded people who are taking spirit-led action to address the ecological and social crises of the world from a spiritual perspective, emphasizing Quaker process and testimonies. Quaker

Renewal – Renewal is a Christ-centered and student-driven creation care network that strives to inspire, connect and equip college students in their sustainability efforts in the US. Christian

Shoresh – Rooted in Jewish wisdom and practice, Shoresh’s environmental programs respond to contemporary food and ecological issues in Canada. Through experiential education and action, Shoresh creates meaningful Jewish life and builds a more sustainable and inspired community. Jewish

Time for Creation – Resources on the World Council of Churches (WCC) website with prayers and liturgies, preaching and educational resources. Christian

Year of Jewish Learning on the environment – Jewcology has launched a Year of Jewish Learning on the Environment, in partnership with Canfei Nesharim! Materials from eighteen different Core Teachings topics will be released approximately every 3 weeks between Tu b’Shevat 5772 and Tu b’Shevat 5773. Jewish