People of Faith
Communities of faith are at the forefront of the 350 movement. (Click here to see photos from 350 Faith events over the past several years. Churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples—people from all spiritual traditions are joining in the call for 350.
Starting as far back as December of 2008 hundreds of churches rang their church bells 350 times in the United States. Since then the bell ringing actions, drumming, shofar blowing, and other kinds of spiritual celebrations of 350 have stretched all across the globe.
350 represents more than just a scientific benchmark for a safe climate – there are also deeply moral and spiritual reasons for getting the world back below 350 ppm CO2. Social justice, creation care, stewardship, earth community, beloved community—there are many ways we can name and express our moral and spiritual perspectives on this issue. We invite people of all faiths and all traditions to join with us in prayer, meditation, action, and celebration for 350.
Ways your faith community can get involved
- Host a climate organizing workshop. Houses of worship are ideal places to gather a community together and organize locally. Use the information on workshops.350.org to get started and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see how we can support your planning.
- Join together with other faith groups. See the list below and get connected with one of the existing organizations already connecting climate to spiritual values.
- Talk to your faith leaders about discussing climate. If the head of your faith community isn't already aware of what climate change means from a spiritual perspective, talk to them about what it means to you. Addressing important issues start with meaningful conversations.
More faith-based organizations, resources, and campaigns on climate change...
- Click here to download and 350 Prayer Brochure created by 350 supporter and leader in South Africa, Fiona Maskell
- Religions for Peace PDF: "Action and Advocacy for Climate Change -- A Resource Guide for Religious Communities"
- The Seven Year Plan by the Alliance of Religions and Conservation and the United Nations
- The World Council of Churches' 350 Bellringing: www.350bellringing.org
- The Buddhist Climate Project
- The Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Studies
- Counting Prayers
- The Indigenous Environmental Network
- Catholic Climate Covenant
- Care of Creation
- ECEN—European Christian Environmental Network
- ARCC—Australian Religious Response to Climate Change
- The Interfaith Declaration on Climate Change
- Web of Creation—Ecology Resources: Transforming Faith and Society
- Create a Climate for Justice by the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development and the Scottish International Aid Fund
- Wisdom in Nature
- Unitarian Universalist Minister and singer-songwriter Fred Small in Massachusetts, USA created a beautiful 350 anthem: download English mp3, download Spanish mp3
- US Groups and Resources:
- Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth
- The Regeneration Project and Interfaith Power and Light Campaign
- The National Religious Partnership for the Environment
- FUSE—Faiths United for Sustainable Energy
- Interfaith Moral Action on Climate
- Renewing Creation—Students Caring for Creation
- Religious Witness for the Earth
- Earth Ministry
- Green Faith: Interfaith Partners for the Environment
- The National Council of Churches' Eco-Justice Ministries Program
- Muslim Green Team
- COEJL—Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life
- Eco-Justice Ministries based in Colorado
- The Evangelical Climate Initiative
- The Episcopal Environmental Network
- Presbyterians for Earth Care
- Southern Baptist Environment and Climate Initiative
- Restoring Eden
- The Evangelical Environmental Network
- DC Green Muslims
- The Jewish Climate Change Campaign
- United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries Environmental Ministries