Seattle University Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement has created a course on the UNEP – Faith for Earth program in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Program, the Parliament of the World’s Religions and the Henry Luce Foundation to provide a free course for studying the environment from the perspective of the Earth and 12 religions, along with Indigenous Traditions and Youth Voices.

At the Center, you are invited to engage any section of this Guide at any given time. You don’t have to go in order from 1 to 9, although Earth section does, from our perspective, provide a good frame for engaging the rest of the resource. As you explore the Guide, pay attention to a resounding aim of the original Faith for Earth: A Call to Action text this was based on – that of placing your learning into action. Use this in your community or classroom. Use the question prompts. Have conversations that matter for your location. Consider new and meaningful ways for learning and engaging, and for drawing in others to learn with you as well. Be called into action to the gift of the world around us. ~ Megan Anderson, Center Resource Creatives Designer

The Center is grateful for collaborations with: the Parliament of the World’s Religions Climate Action Task Force; the co-authors of the Faith for Earth text: David Hales, Dr. Kusumita P. Pedersen, Tatiana Brailovskaya and Michael Mahan; to the United Nations Environmental Programme Faith for Earth Initiative; to the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology; and to the Seattle U Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability. We look forward to continuing the work with these partners in enhancing this guide for the good of classrooms and communities far and wide. We are grateful to both the Henry Luce Foundation for its generous grant toward Theology for a New Generation, and to the Alfred and Tillie Shemanski Testamentary Trust, for its continued support of the Center’s Interreligious Initiative.

You may join this course (free) here.


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Study Guide - Faith for Earth: A Call for Action

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