Faith Resources

Many Faith for the Climate members and partners, both in the UK and internationally, provide fantastic resources to engage, equip and inspire faith communities for action on climate change. 

If your organisation is not yet listed here and you’d like us to add you, please email Shanon Shah: director@faithfortheclimate.org.uk

UK

Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement (DANCE) is a space for connecting to explore the breadth of possible Dharma responses to climate change and related issues.

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Eco Dharma Network was created in 2019 in response to the climate emergency. They are a network offering a platform to strengthen the capacity of UK-based Buddhist communities to take climate action and to coordinate wide-ranging initiatives..

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The Network of Buddhist Organisations runs Buddhist Action Month (BAM), an annual Buddhist festival to inspire and support social change and care for the environment. In 2019 BAM focussed on encouraging Buddhist action on climate change.

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International

Eco-Dharma Centre offer courses, events and retreats which support the development of an ecological consciousness honouring our mutual belonging within the web of life – drawing on the Buddhist Dharma and the emerging ecological paradigms of our time.

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One Earth Sangha is a platform providing resources to support living the Dharma within the planetary emergency.

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A Rocha is a Christian conservation charity that set up Eco Church, an environmental audit and award scheme for Churches. With 1100 Churches already signed up around the UK, you will have the option find out more and to register your Church on the night.

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CAFOD is an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

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Christian Aid works with local partners and communities to fight global injustice, respond to humanitarian emergencies, campaign for change and help support people to claim their rights.

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Christian Climate Action is a community of Christians in the UK supporting each other in acts of non-violent direct action and public witness, as a way of following Jesus Christ in the face climate breakdown.

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Church of England – the CofE believes that responding to climate change is an essential part of our responsibility to safeguard God's creation. Their environmental campaign exists to enable the whole church to address - in faith, practice and mission - the issue of climate change.

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Climate Stewards is a UK based charity to help you offset unavoidable carbon emissions by supporting community forestry, water filter and cookstove projects in Uganda, Kenya, Ghana and Mexico.

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Climate Sunday is being organised by the Environmental Issues Network (EIN) of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI), gathering together the environmental “leads” of the major denominations, some Christian orders, and the Christian environmental and relief and development agencies.

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Green Christian helps their members to understand, relate and realise their responsbility to care for God's creation through their faith. They provide prayer guides and resources to support Christians from all backgrounds and traditions with insights about ecology and environmental issues.

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The Young Christian Climate Network (YCCN) is an action-focused community of young Christians in the UK aged 18-30, choosing to follow Jesus in the pursuit of climate justice.

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Green Journey provides environmental audits and advice to Churches and Church organisations to reduce energy costs while reducing environmental impact.

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Living Lent  is an initiative of the Joint Public Issues Team  of the Baptist Union, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church and the URC, enabling Christians to make personal commitments to changing lifestyles for the climate.

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Operation Noah is a Christian response to the climate change crisis. They work across all denominations, including in their Bright Now campaign enabling Churches to consider and pray for fossil fuel divestment.

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Pray and Fast for the Climate is a movement of Christians praying and fasting on the 1st of each month for climate justice.

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Tearfund works to support communities around the world to overcome the effects of poverty and disasters, and encourages Christians in the UK to pray and act on climate change, including by changing our lifestyles.

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The Catholic Church in England and Wales, Care for Creation is a key theme in Catholic Social teaching. This website includes resources on Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato si’, links to Vatican documents concerning the environment, theology resources, plus information for those at home, work, school and in the parish.

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Catholic Live Simply Award is an opportunity for Catholic communities - parishes, schools, religious orders and chaplaincies - to respond to Pope Francis’ invitation in Laudato Si'.

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UK

Brahma Kumaris are a spiritual organisation whose main aim is to help people to experience greater well-being through inner peace and universal values.

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Hindu Climate Action aims to encourage and promote a shift in consciousness amongst Hindu communities in the UK to tackle climate change and create a greener and more compassionate future. It is a project of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.

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International

Bhumi Global is a worldwide Hindu response to the environmental issues facing our planet.

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UK

Eco-Synagogue is designed to provide a practical and simple roadmap for synagogues to become environmentally friendly. Eco Synagogue has been developed in partnership with A Rocha, the founders of Eco Church, and launched in January 2018.

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Sadeh is a farm and environmental community centre based on Jewish values. Their work is focused on regenerative land practices; cross communal and inclusive Jewish engagement; and local and interfaith community building.

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Shema co-ordinates and brings together work across the UK Jewish community to protect the environment and act on climate change.

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XR Jews invites all Jews and friends to join us in the International Rebellion, as we participate in the most urgent act of tikkun olam (repairing the world) that has ever been required of us.

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International

Hazon is the Jewish lab for sustainability. They work to create a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community, and a healthier and more sustainable world for all.

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Jewish Eco Seminars (JES) engages and educates the Jewish community by revealing the powerful connection between ecological innovation and Jewish values.

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The Jewish Ecological Coalition (JECO) was set up to emphasise and deepen the Jewish commitment to sustainability and to raise awareness within and beyond the Jewish community about Judaism’s strong environmental message.

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JTree is a collective Jewish response led by Eco Synagogue, which aims to plant and protect forests, and repairing the damage already done to them.

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UK

The Bahu Trust is a Sufi Muslim organisation which runs 22 mosques in the UK.

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The ​Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences (IFEES)/EcoIslam is a UK-based charity dedicated to the maintenance of the Earth as a healthy habitat for all living beings..

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Wisdom in Nature delivers talks, workshops and training in the field of sustainability and Islamic ecology, for a wide cross-section of society: from the general public to schools, from local councils to Islamic organisations and faith groups.

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XR Muslims brings together and provides a voice for Muslim climate action within the wider XR movement.

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International

EcoMENA is a volunteer-driven initiative to create mass environmental awareness and to foster sustainability worldwide. Based in the Middle East.

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Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences (IFEES) is an Islamic environmental organisation founded in 1994. They have produced a range of educational materials aimed at raising Muslims' awareness of environmental issues, and is involved in numerous conservation and education projects throughout the Muslim world.

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Islamic Relief is an international aid agency that provides humanitarian relief and development programmes in over 30 countries, serving communities in need regardless of race, political affiliation, gender or belief.

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EcoSikh connects Sikh values, beliefs, and institutions to the most important environmental issues facing our world. They draw on the rich tradition of the Sikh Gurus and the Khalsa Panth to shape the behaviour and outlook of Sikhs, ensuring that our deep reverence for all creation remains a central part of the Sikh way of life.

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UK

Quakers in Britian In 2011 Quakers in Britain made a corporate commitment to become a low-carbon, sustainable community and we support each other to live out this commitment. 

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International

Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC)'s work includes helping Friends to live sustainably and sustain life on Earth ; the annual  World Quaker Day  of fellowship on the first Sunday in October; and the  Quaker United Nations Offices  in New York and Geneva.

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UK

Footsteps (Faiths for a Low Carbon Future) brings together faith groups in Birmingham to respond to the challenge of moving to a low carbon future.

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The Faith & Belief Forum work towards a connected and supportive society where people of different faiths, beliefs and cultures have strong, productive and lasting relations. They were founded in 1997 as the Three Faiths Forum and became the Faith & Belief Forum in 2018.

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The Inter Faith Network for the UK works to promote understanding, cooperation and good relations between organisations and persons of different faiths in the UK."

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Religions for Peace UK is a charitable organisation, and is the independent UK Chapter of Religions for Peace International, a global, United Nations-accredited multi-religious coalition which has been guided by the vision of a world in which religious communities cooperate effectively for peace since 1970. 

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Interfaith International

GreenFaith is an interfaith coalition for the environment that works with houses of worship, religious schools, and people of all faiths to help them become better environmental stewards.

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The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD) reveals the connection between religion and ecology and mobilizes faith communities to act. ICSD works on a global basis, with current engagement in Africa, the Middle East, North America, and Europe.

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The International Network for Conservation and Religion (INCR) is a central hub on conservation and religion, offering the information, resources and support that faith and conservation groups need to explore and expand partnerships.

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Religions for Peace is the world’s largest and most representative multi-religious coalition advancing common action for peace, since 1970, by working to advance multi-religious consensus on positive aspects of peace as well as concrete actions to stop war, help eliminate extreme poverty and protect the earth.

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SAFCEI (Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute) is a multi-faith organisation committed to supporting faith leaders and their communities in Southern Africa to increase awareness, understanding and action on eco-justice, sustainable living and climate change 

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UK

Carbon Brief is a UK-based website covering the latest developments in climate science, climate policy and energy policy. We specialise in clear, data-driven articles and graphics to help improve the understanding of climate change, both in terms of the science and the policy response.

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The Climate Coalition is the national umbrella body of 130 organisations working on climate change. Faith communities throughout the country are invited to join in with their Show the Love campaign each February.

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Climate Outreach helps people understand climate change in their own voice and have become Europe’s leading climate communication organisation. They produce world-leading advice and practical tools for engagement by combining scientific research methods.

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The COP26 Coalition is a civil society coalition made of groups and individuals from a range of constituencies in Scotland and the rest of the UK, including trade unions, direct action networks, climate justice groups, environment and development NGOs, faith groups, students and youth, migrant and racial justice networks.

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Green New Deal UK is a non-profit organisation formed in 2019 by organisers who are committed to social, economic and climate justice.

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Hope for the Future are a Sheffield-based climate change charity supporting constituents to meet their MP and discuss climate change by finding common ground. HFTF work to find ways of communicating the climate crisis more effectively to politicians.

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Call To Action