MISSION:

Partnering with religious communities to create a more sustainable and equitable future for all by mobilizing their moral voice to reduce the risk of catastrophic climate change.

VISION: Religious communities collaborating to integrate care for creation in their lives and society. 

GUIDING PRINCIPLES:

  • We keep open minds, value everyone's ideas and respect diverse opinions.
  • We use accessible language and translate ideas into language that is easily understandable.
  • We are willing to learn.
  • We respect the process and commit to it; we believe process is product.
  • We commit to finding the right questions and struggle with common questions.
  • We keep the common good top of mind.
  • We are willing to compromise.
  • We are willing to take risks.
  • We utilize a systems lens by maintaining a holistic, long-term vision of the full system rather than focusing on parts of it.

WORKING GROUPS:

  • Advocacy Working Group:

    Provide timely information on emerging policy and legislation, information on how people can inform themselves at greater depth, and policy makers’ contact information, for faith communities to use as they will. We model faithful stewardship of the planet by encouraging congregations and faith-based endowments to divest in fossil fuels. Group Leader - Ariel Miller

  • Education Working Group:

    That the moral and spiritual importance of care for creation become an integral part of the educational and liturgical life of our faith communities.

  • Facilities Working Group:

    Work with houses of worship and religious institutions in our Greater Cincinnati area to reduce their environmental impact by lowering their carbon footprint through implementation of actions described in a Facilities Toolkit.
    Group Leader - Ken Wright

  • Lifestyle Changes Working Group:

    Provide individuals/households from various religious communities in the Greater Cincinnati area with a Lifestyle Changing Toolkit to help them reduce their carbon footprint. Group Leader - Becca Desai

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