Religious Partner Organizations
Religious Environmental Organizations
These Earth-care organizations work with individuals and faith-based institutions across denominational and/or religious lines.
A Rocha USA
P.O. Box 6761
Annapolis, MD 21401
"A Rocha is in the business of reconciliation - between people and God; people and the natural world; and people with each other."
Volunteer programs along with "...the conservation of habitats and species world-wide through environmental education, conservation activities and scientific research."
for Simple Living
0038 Deer Path Road
PO Box 3804
Dillon, CO 80435-3804
(712) 274-8875 or
An organization that “equips people of faith to challenge consumerism, live justly and celebrate responsibly.” The focus is on encouraging celebrations that reflect conscientious ways of living.
Catalog of resources, specifically for Lent and Advent/Christmas. Educational resources for voluntary simplicity. “Slow-down” network of speakers and workshop leaders. Semi-annual newsletter.
Association for Religion and Ecology
"The Association for Religion, Ecology, and Society links individuals, households, churches, faith groups, organizations, or any other religious entity together through a network of eco-practice, awareness, and advocacy."
Resources on practicing a more green lifestyle, networking with others who have become conscious of our environmental impact.
Sable Institute of Environmental Studies
Au Sable Institute
3770 Lake Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 526-9952 Phone
An ecumenical Christian environmental stewardship institute whose mission is to bring healing and wholeness to the biosphere and the whole of Creation.
Provides courses for college students, environmental education for school children and adults, retreats and conferences, and educational outreach services for churches and the wider world community.
An educational nonprofit that inspires and equips faith communities to become better stewards of the earth. Through outreach to churches, campuses and media we build bridges that promote measurable environmental change and meaningful spiritual growth.
Earth stewardship books, films, educational forums, workshops, classes, retreats, sermons, and live-event addresses. Bridge-building venues between faith-based groups and conservationists. Media-based information dissemination through print, radio, TV, webcast and film. An informational hub for creation care news, tools and links. Curricula and supporting educational materials. School-, college- and university-based forums for educating and engaging young audiences on earth stewardship issues. Measurement tools for individuals and groups to assess their energy and resource “footprints” and to document changes in behavior.
111 Eighth Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, New York 10011
"Canfei Nesharim ("the wings of eagles") is an organization of Orthodox Jews who are dedicated to educating the Orthodox community about the importance of protecting the environment from the perspective of Jewish tradition and Halacha."
"...providing support to lay leaders to engage their whole communities, shifting the mindset of the community members and creating actions and awareness that appeal to the entire congregation. We plan to create Torah-based resources for day schools, bringing these teachings into the lessons of our young people and having them bring the work home."
24 Faye Street
Wading River, New York 11792
“Our mission is to inspire and inform people about ecology, environmental justice, and the stewardship of creation in light of Scripture and Roman Catholic Tradition.”
A web-based collection of resources and ideas for action.
Christian Environmental Project
P.O. Box 80092
Portland, OR 97280
“…an independent ‘think tank’ ministry [Christian, Ecumenical] that promotes clean air, clean water and pure food for all people and reverent use of God’s creation.”
Free, biannual newsletter: It’s Not Easy Being Green.
for a New American Dream
6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 900
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Secular organization that helps congregations change the way they consume (as individuals and institutions) in order to protect the environment, promote social justice, and enhance quality of life.
“Turn the Tide,” a program of nine actions that help individuals change personal consumption patterns; “Step by Step,” a monthly email action bulletin; “Simplify the Holidays..."
Churches' Center for Land and People
Mr. Tony Ends
c/o St. Benedict's Center
4200 County Highway M
Middleton, WI 53562
"Churches' Center for Land and People is an ecumenical organization that brings together churches, groups, and individuals to strengthen rural life and ministry in Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois. They serve as a voice for rural perspectives and concerns in our churches and society."
Quarterly newsletter, three environmental study guides from the rural perspective with spiritual/ethical dimensions, volunteer opportunities, information on rural issues.
on the Environment and Jewish Life
116 East 27th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10016
“A Jewish organization that promotes environmental education, scholarship, advocacy, and action in the American Jewish community. It is sponsored by a broad coalition of national Jewish organizations and has organized regional affiliates in communities across North America."
Publishes a newsletter three times a year, direct advocacy and education work. Local affiliates engage members in hands-on activities, celebrations, and opportunities for learning.
Congregations Caring for Creation
"Minnesota-based organization that seeks to promote the active care of creation as integral to spiritual life and social justice. They work with clergy and lay persons from Catholic, Protestant and Jewish congregations and leaders from environmental groups to design ways in which local congregations can work with their local communities to achieve tangible improvements in ecological health and sustainability of their bioregions."
Greening materials for communities of faith, Creation Care Action Ideas, tradition specific resources, creation care news posts and event listings.
6512 23rd Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117
An ecumenical, Christian nonprofit that helps individuals and congregations connect their faith with care for the Earth.
Publishes Earth Letter mini-journal, and curricula: Simpler Living, Compassionate Life and Food, Faith & Sustainability, and Money& Faith. They have created many resources for congregations including Greening Congregation Handbook and the four part worship resource Caring for All Creation. Earth Ministry offers many local offerings in the pacific northwest: lectures and educational events, gatherings, speakers network, advocacy opportunities, and a resource library.
Earth and Spirit Council of Oregon
P.O. Box 25183
Portland , OR 97298
This is an "...educational organization dedicated to deepening the connection with the natural world and promoting sustainable living."
The Earth and Spirit Council "...designs and produces large-scale community projects, classes and workshops, conferences, and ceremonies."
4750 N. Sheridan Road, Suite #429
Chicago, IL 60640
"Eco-Justice Collaborative works to raise public awareness around the consequences of public policy and personal lifestyle choices."
Easy-to-use information about environmental issues, ideas and resources for taking action, events and education updates
400 S Williams St.
Denver, CO 80209
An ecumenical Christian organization that helps to bring “an Eco-justice theological perspective into the life and ministry of churches.”
Congregational resources in the following dimensions: worship, education, pastoral care, administration, outreach, fellowship, and community.
Ministries of Oregon
0245 SW Bancroft Street, Suite B
Portland, OR 97239
Connects, informs, and empowers “people, congregations and religious institutions to work for justice and the care and renewal of the earth. [Their] aim is to foster an awareness that care for creation is integral to a life of faith.”
Top priorities/task groups: food sustainability and security, environmental justice, Metro livability, energy and global warming, salmon recovery, and watershed protection. Printed educational resources, workshops, conferences, and direct advocacy. Direct congregational assistance.
Environmental Partnerships, Inc.
1 Taft Drive Winchester, MA 01890
"The mission of Environmental Partnerships, Inc. is to assist faith communities and environmental groups to be effective partners working for environmental justice and stewardship."
"Educational material, speakers, access to training, partnerships, joint program development and fundraising."
4451 Lakeside Drive
Eveleth, MN 55734
“…a national network of concerned Episcopalians which was formed shortly before the 1991 General Convention, and was instrumental in supporting the resolutions adopted at that convention which authorized the creation of the national Environmental Stewardship Team.”
Connects Episcopalians throughout the country with others in their diocese working to care for Creation.
4485 Tench Rd., Suite 850
Suwanee, GA 30024
Initiated by World Vision and Evangelicals for Social Action as part of a growing movement among Christians to respond faithfully to the biblical mandate for caring stewardship of God's creation. EEN recognizes many environmental problems are fundamentally spiritual problem.
Publishes Creation Care magazine, engages directly in advocacy, and produces curricula and other resources for pastors and laity.
2532 W. Warren Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60612
“Faith in Place gives religious people tools to become better stewards of Creation.”
“Working with over 120 congregations from Chicago and suburbs on energy conservation, renewable energy, congregational support for sustainable farming, habitat preservation and green space activities, and urban agriculture program for youth.”
The Forum on Religion and Ecology
Yale Divinity School
Bellamy Hall, 638
354 Canner Street
New Haven, CT 06511
"The Forum on Religion and Ecology brings the field of religious studies together with academic and activist discourse on the environment by highlighting the important roles that religious traditions play in constructing moral frameworks and orientating narratives regarding human interactions with the environment."
Publishes book projects and a peer-reviewed journal, continually updated website with new curricular resources, teaching materials, and bibliographies of religion/ecological topics, provides information on upcoming events, workshops, and conferences.
Faiths United for Sustainable Energy (FUSE)
4144 Chase Ave
Miami Beach FL 33140
"Educates and mobilizes faith communities to act on the increasingly harmful effects of our country's dependence on fossil fuels."
Video and audio resources, conservation tips and resources, advocacy tips and resources.
46 Bayard St., #401
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
"GreenFaith inspires, educates and mobilizes people of diverse spiritual backgrounds to rediscover their relationship with the sacred in nature and to restore the earth for future generations."
Spiritual growth through a relationship with the Earth, raising awareness for environmental justice through advocacy and resources, helping religious institutions adopt sustainable habits, and teaching clergy and lay leaders how to take their religious environmentalism to the next level.
829 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10022
The word hazon is Hebrew for "vision." Their vision is of a renewed Jewish community: one that is rooted in Jewish tradition, engaged with the world around us, radically inclusive, passionate and creative.
Main Programs: Hazon's mission is to create and support a range of programs, especially (though not exclusively) focused on Jewish outdoor and environmental education, in order to bring joy and meaning to people's lives and thus to foster new vision in the Jewish community and the world beyond.
Peace and Justice Center
1216 NE 65th Street
Seattle, WA 98115
“…promotes just structures in the church and in the world, with a particular focus on the Pacific Northwest. IPJC is sponsored by eight religious communities and collaborates with Catholic, ecumenical, interfaith and other organizations in carrying out this mission.”
Women’s Justice Circles, “Plunge and Immersion,” and Northwest Coalition for Responsible Investment. Publishes AMOS (A Matter of Spirit) newsletter quarterly, resource packets on (for example) sweatshops and simplicity, a guide for the Columbia River Bishops Pastoral, and other resources.
Interfaith Power and Light
220 Montgomery Street, Suite 450
San Francisco, CA 94104
"The mission of The Regeneration Project is to deepen the connection between ecology and faith. The Interfaith Power and Light campaign is mobilizing a religious response to global warming in congregations through the promotion of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and conservation."
Education regarding global warming and practical help for congregations buying “green energy.”
Interfaith Coalition for the Environment
PO Box 555
Tustin, CA 92781
"The Interfaith Coalition for the Environment was founded in order to help support and promote faith-based communities work in the area of Environmental Justice."
Hosts creation care conference, links to other faith and environment organizations, calendar of events
Interfaith Coalition on Energy
7217 Oak Avenue
Melrose Park, PA 19027
“An interfaith organization that works specifically on energy efficiency in congregations.”
“Workshops, consultations, and a wide variety of printed resources for energy efficiency in congregations.”
183 West Main Street
Kutztown, PA 19530
"Interfaith Works is a non-profit organization that partners with religious organizations to do good works by integrating environmental stewardship with community outreach."
Sanctuary Exchange program, an eight session curriculum entitled Exploration/Expression, renewable power purchasing guidance
Interreligious Eco-Justice Network
P.O. Box 270147
West Hartford , CT 06127
"Interreligious Eco-Justice Network engages people of diverse faith traditions in prayer, dialogue, education, advocacy and celebration of the sacredness of creation."
Resources for creation care in congregations, action alerts, Sacred Trust Forum, links to other organizations
Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences
93 Court Road
"IFEES is an internationally recognized body articulating the Islamic position on environmental matters and at the same time attempting to offer practical solutions."
Muslim Green Guide to Reducing Climate Change, Eco-Islam newsletter, study resources and publications, international projects, press releases
The Joseph Sittler Archives
Public Services, JKM Library
1100 E 55th St
Chicago IL 60615
This is a website dedicated to the life and work of Lutheran theologian Joseph Sittler. A pioneer in the area of environmental and eco-theological writing and research, this website offers a comprehensive resource of Sittler's work as well as a great deal of information about the man.
Articles and Essays, audio and video resources, discussion groups, sermons
Maine Council of Churches Environmental Justice Program
19 Pleasant Ave
Portland ME 04103
Works with churches on connecting environmental justice issues and faith.
Legislative issues, climate change information, transportation initiatives, Maine Interfaith Power and Light
Ministry of Money
1640 Columbia Road, N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
"Ministry of Money is a loving, prophetic Christian ministry that encourages all persons to become free from their attachment to cultural values regarding money and to live out joyfully God's call for their lives and resources."
Money & Faith retreats, Pilgrimages of Reverse Mission, money and faith programs and services for congregations and judicatories, newsletters, study groups, articles and writings
Catholic Rural Life Conference
4625 Beaver Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50310
Communicates “a Catholic perspective and urging public action on rural life and environmental issues. Since its inception in 1923, the Conference has been committed to challenging and enabling rural people to participate in the Church’s evangelizing ministry and to live the faith that does justice.”
Ecumenical, community-wide conferences and workshops. Advocacy and public policy efforts around sustainable agriculture. Educational campaigns and publications. Biannual and bimonthly publications.
Council of Churches of Christ
110 Maryland Ave. NE, Suite 108
Washington, DC 20002
Provides an opportunity for the national bodies of member Protestant and Orthodox denominations to work together to protect and restore God's creation.
Earth Day mailings, updated environmental justice resource lists and distribution center, climate change information & strategy packet and video, environmental justice covenant congregation program, energy stewardship congregations program, environmental justice coordinators program, the Black Church and Orthodox churches environmental justice programs.
Religious Partnership for the Environment
49 South Pleasant Street, Suit 301
Amherst, MA 01002
An interfaith organization with the following partners: COEJL, the NCCC, the USCC, and the EEN. “The Partnership is integrating care for God's creation throughout religious life: theology, worship, social teaching, education, congregational life, and public policy initiative. And we seek to provide inspiration, moral vision, and commitment to social justice for all efforts to protect the natural world and human well-being within it.”
Printed curricula and other resources. Direct advocacy. Various campaigns including the Interfaith Climate Change Campaign.
Network Alliance of Congregations Caring for Earth
866 Park Place
Brooklyn, NY 11216
An ecumenical, voluntary, tax-exempt organization established in 1986 to encourage the many strands of Christian tradition in the work of healing the damaged earth, out of a common concern and love for God's creation.
Invite people into a loving relationship with Earth. Teach reverence for creation, with the understanding that humans are embedded in the natural world. Cooperate with other organizations concerned with ecology and social justice. Promote the study of ecological issues in the context of a progressive Christian theology and contemporary science.
New Community Project
718 Wilder Street
Elgin, IL 60123
A faith-based nonprofit organization with the modest goal of changing the world! Our mission is to provide experiences that change us, resources that challenge us, and a community that gives us hope.
Sponsoring Learning Tours to places where God's people and/or God's creation are strugglin. Providing speakers and workshop leaders for colleges, congregations, youth events, and other gathering. Placing Solidarity Workers in other countries and cultures. Offering a variety of engaging print and web-based resources. Creating a support network for like-minded souls, with a special interest in empowering youth and young adults
The Noah Alliance is a collaboration of Jewish, Evangelical, Protestant, and other religious community organizations, and individual people of faith, that are concerned about the protection of endangered species and biological diversity. The Noah Alliance seeks to provide a service by pulling together written materials pertaining to conservation from a faith perspective with an emphasis on the protection of endangered species and the web of life.
Main Programs: Creation Care sermons, worship materials, study guides for adults and children, articles, essays, and lectures.
North American Coalition for Christianity and Ecology
866 Park Place
"...ecumenical, volunteer-run, non-profit organization established to encourage the many strands of Christian tradition in the work of healing the damaged earth."
news, articles, quotes, calls-to-action, creative writing and other resources related to ecology, spirituality and Christianity
Partnership For Earth Spirituality
P.O. Box 6531
Albuquerque, NM 87197
"...a non-profit membership organization which brings together people from various religious traditions, ages, cultures and economic backgrounds to promote a better understanding of the interdependence of ecology and spirituality."
Retreats, forums, seasonal rituals, wilderness experiences, programs for children, hands-on projects and education for sound environmental policies.
Religious Witness for the Earth
PO Box 642
Littleton, MA 01460-2642
"National, independent, interfaith network dedicated to creating a society in which human beings live in loving, just relationships with one another and with all Creation."
Climate change issues and legislation, advocacy events, links to resources and other organizations
PO Box 877
La Center, WA 98629
Restoring Eden "encourages Christians to learn to love, serve, and protect God's creation."
Main Programs: Campus resources, political advocacy, environmental news, denominational resources.
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 821 1423
“An [interfaith] international network of people whose focus is contemplation, reflection, justice-making in the ecozoic era.”
Publishes a regular newsletter, provides a network of similar organizations, and promotes “contemplation, reflection, and justice.”
P. O. Box 255
East Middlebury, Vermont 05740
“A place of interconnecting paths where people of diverse spiritual traditions may walk, worship, meet, meditate, and promote education and action toward better stewardship of this sacred earth.”
Publishes a newsletter/ mini-journal quarterly, and hosts a “Soup and Bread” lecture series, an annual “Neighborhood and Sustainable Living” course, and guided walks at the Path Center.
Post Office Box 10777
Tempe, AZ 85284
“…a national movement of Christians who reflect this commitment to care. It's a movement of individuals, churches, college fellowships and Christian ministries motivated by the biblical call to be faithful stewards of everything God created-to love our neighbors as ourselves and to care for the earth.”
Service projects and internships in the U.S. and in developing countries, academic programs and field stations, publishes Target Earth newsletter, outdoor awareness programs, advocacy efforts.
One Vantage Way, Ste. D-105
Nashville, TN 37228
"The Tennessee Stewardship Project, supported by the Tennessee Environmental Council (TEC), enables faith communities and TEC to work together in caring for God's gift of creation."
Provides "Creation Stewardship Congregations" program, electronic newsletter, speakers/discussion facilitators, and much more.
221 East 9th Street Suite 403
Austin, Texas 78701
"Texas Impact is a statewide religious grassroots network whose members include individuals, congregations, and governing bodies of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths. T.I. exists to advance state public policies that are consistent with universally held social principles of the Abrahamic traditions."
"...developing grassroots networks in local communities and mobilizing them to advocate with their legislators on specific issues."
States Catholic Conference (USCC) Environmental Justice Program
Justice, Peace and Human Development
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
3211 4th Street, N.E., Washington DC 20017
In partnership with the NRPE, this program “…seeks to educate and motivate Catholics to a deeper respect for God's creation, and to engage parishes in activities aimed at dealing with environmental problems, particularly as they affect the poor.”
Offers a variety of printed and web-based parish resources, leadership training through workshops and grants, direct advocacy, and environmental justice and parish projects.
Voices for Earth Justice
21695 Rougewood Drive
Southfield, MI 48033
"Voices for Earth Justice is an interfaith network of people committed to prayer, education and action that deepen our sense of wonder, responsibility, and gratitude for all creation."
Retreats, workshops & speakers bureau, sustainable gardening experiences, Earth literacy programs, community garden consultation, Michigan Interfaith Climate Change Campaign (MI-ICCC)
1100 East 5th Street
Chicago, IL 60615
Established to facilitate the movement for personal and social transformation to a just and sustainable world-from religious perspectives. It is maintained by the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and is supported through grant funding, sponsorship, and endorsement from a variety of faith-based sources.
Offers web based resource for a myriad of congregational resources (e.g., worship, advocacy, lifestyle, educational, building/grounds). Is the host for other web sites: NCCC Eco-justice Working Group and Climate Change Campaign, TEMEC, Lutheran Earthkeeping Network, Environmental Justice Office of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Earth Bible project, and the Chicago Theological Initiative in Eco-Justice.
P.O. Box 57
Clinton, WA 98236
An interfaith organization that “…cultivates creative leadership for Earth, Spirit, and the Human Future. Located in the heart of the Pacific Northwest near Seattle, the beauty and power of our Chinook Center provide a place where the ecological, social, and spiritual challenges of our time can be engaged on behalf of a more sustainable and just world.”
Offers on site workshops, retreats, celebrations, and trips. “On-line” colloquium.
Other Religious Organizations
Church Council of Greater Seattle
4 Nickerson, Suite 300
Seattle WA 98109
Phone: (206) 525-1213
Lutheran Public Policy Office
Represents more than 400 churches and 15 denominations as well as thousands of individuals united by the belief that we can work together to promote justice and increase compassion in our community.
Operates eight different programs that support the mission of local congregations and provide human services in the areas of homelessness, youth development, mental health and compassionate care.
National Council of Churches
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 880
New York, NY 10115
Phone: (212) 870-2228
Since its founding in 1950, it has been the leading force for ecumenical cooperation among Christians in the United States.
Communications, Education and Leadership Ministries, Faith and Order, Interfaith Relations, Justice and Advocacy
PO Box 95949
Seattle, WA 98145
Phone: (206) 625-9790
An association of 10 Christian denominations and 11 ecumenical organizations who live and work together on the task of ecumenism in Washington State. Serves as a focal point for dialogue, advocacy, action and reflection. Their work is rooted in the conviction that our Christian faith calls us to act with compassion for people and respect the sacredness of life. We feel called to the challenge of unity in our society by addressing the needs of community in our world.