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Here is a listing of Buddhist organizations who are focused on environmental stewardship.

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

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Here is a listing of Christian organizations who are focused on environmental stewardship.

  • Renewal seeks to empower and engage the Christian student generation in environmental sustainability. Renewal’s mission is to equip, inspire, and connect student leaders to care for the earth through individual and communal efforts to improve sustainability on their campuses.
  • Earth Ministry is a non-profit organization committed to engaging the Christian community in environmental stewardship.While Earth Ministry is rooted in the Christian tradition, they actively engage all religious communities on climate and energy issues through Washington Interfaith Power & Light.
  • Evangelical Environmental Network is a ministry that seeks to educate, equip, inspire, and mobilize Christians in their effort to care for God’s creation, to be faithful stewards of God’s provision, and to advocate for actions and policies that honor God and protect the environment.
  • National Council of Churches of Christ Eco-Justice Programs works in cooperation with the NCC Eco-Justice Working Group to provide an opportunity for the national bodies of member Protestant and Orthodox communions to work together to protect and restore God’s Creation.
  • Mennonite Creation Care Network places their focus on the Mennonite “household”—its congregations, schools, agencies, workplaces and of course individual homes—but we welcome anyone who wishes to be part of a faith-based network of people engaged in caring for creation.
  • The Catholic Coalition on Climate Change 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?


Here is a listing of Christian discussion guides that are focused on environmental stewardship.

  • Eco-Curriculum is a listing compiled by the Eco-Justice Ministries that has almost 100 different curriculum’s that are focused on faith and the environment.
  • Just Eating is a seven-session curriculum for congregations that explores the relationship between the way we eat and the way we live, published by the Presbyterian Hunger Program.
  • United Methodist Women Food & Faith Guide is a study of faith — nurtured, strengthened and enhanced by food. A Leader’s Guide offers methods for developing healthy relationships with food and a deepening relationship with God.


Here is a listing of Christian Books that are focused on environmental stewardship.


By Gary Fick

Using scripture and science, Gary W. Fick–a Christian agricultural scientist–demonstrates that faith can inform decisions about creating, managing, even consuming our food.

Edited By Michael Schut

Readings focus on the enjoyment and spirituality of good food, ways in which eating connects us to the land and to each other, and on the economic, environmental and cultural impacts of daily food choices.

The Green Bible

The Green Bible will equip and encourage you to see God’s vision for creation and help you engage in the work of healing and sustaining it.


By Katharin Hayhoe
and Andrew Farley

This book untangles the complex science and tackles many long-held misconceptions about global warming. Authored by a climate scientist and a pastor, this book explores the role our Christian faith can play in guiding our opinions on this important global issue.

By Emma Sleeth

Sleeth uses biblical knowledge and principles to show how it’s easy to take little steps to better preserve our planet. The book is broken down into chapters, each discussing a different topic, but also has a splattering of random tidbits and eay-to-do facts throughout.

By Mallory McDuff

Natural Saints shares the stories and strategies of contemporary church leaders, parishioners, and religious environmentalists working to define a new environmental movement, where justice as a priority for the church means a clean and safe environment for all.


By Charles Spurgeon
Lamplighter publications offers this story that analogies of farming to provide practical insights to living honest and well. Other books you may find enjoyable that are produced by Lamplighter are: Shipwrecked, But Not Lost , The Basket of Flowers , and Untamed Thistles.

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Here is a listing of Interfaith organizations who are focused on environmental stewardship.

  • The National Religious Partnership for the Environment is an association of independent faith groups across a broad spectrum. Each partner is undertaking scholarship, leadership training, congregational and agency initiative, and public policy education in service to environmental sustainability and justice.
  • GreenFaith works with houses of worship, religious schools and people of all faiths to help them become better environmental stewards.
  • The Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale is the largest international multireligious project of its kind. The Forum recognizes that religions need to be in dialogue with other disciplines (e.g., science, economics, education, public policy) in seeking comprehensive solutions to both global and local environmental problems.
  • Faith in Place has a mission to help people of faith understand that issues of ecology and economy—of care for Creation—are at the forefront of social justice. Since 1999, Faith in Place has partnered with over 600 congregations in Illinois—Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Zoroastrian, Baha’i and Unitarian.
  • Baltimore Food and Faith works to raise awareness about, and find solutions to, problems with our current food system in the greater Baltimore area. Partnering with faith communities, religious schools, farmers, and other organizations, they address issues of environmental stewardship, social and economic justice, health and nutrition, hunger and community food security, and animal welfare.
  • Renewal is a documentary that captures the vitality and diversity of today’s religious-environmental activists. From within their Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and Muslim traditions, Americans are becoming caretakers of the Earth. Their stories of combating global warming and the devastation of mountaintop removal, of promoting food security, environmental justice, recycling, land preservation, and of teaching love and respect for life on Earth are the heart of RENEWAL.


Here is a listing of Interfaith discussion guides that are focused on environmental stewardship.


Here is a listing of Interfaith books that are focused on faith and the environment.

By Sally Bingham

Foremost religious leaders from diverse faith communities respond to the most controversial question of our time: Can we save the earth? The answer could hinge on the phenomenon of the fast-growing interfaith religious environmental movement.

By Ellen Davis

This book examines the theology and ethics of land use, especially the practices of modern industrialized agriculture, in light of critical biblical exegesis.

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Here is a listing of Jewish organizations who are focused on environmental stewardship.

  • COEJL works to bring members of the Jewish faith around the country together to work toward a better future on the common ground of a healthy environment, green jobs, and a secure energy future through action and education.
  • Hazon is America’s largest Jewish environmental group and creates healthy and sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond.

Here is a listing of Jewish discussion guides that are focused on environmental stewardship.

Here is a listing of Jewish books that are focused on faith and the environment.


By Ellen Bernstein
and Dan Fink

This book is an attempt to bring a sense of beauty to the study of the natural world and Jewish texts.

By Ellen Bernstein

This book offers a different, eye-and-soul-opening way of viewing religion: a perspective grounded in nature, and rich in insights for people of all faiths.

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Here is a listing of Unitarian Universalist organizations who are focused on environmental stewardship.

Here is a listing of Unitarian Universalist discussion guides that are focused on environmental stewardship.

Here is a listing of Unitarian Universalist sermons written by FRESH supporters that are focused on faith and the environment.

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