Earth is a blessing. She supports life and is the basis of all our economies. She conveys beauty and evokes our recognition of something greater than ourselves. She is our temple, our mosque, our sanctuary, our cathedral. Our home.
Our faith offers guidance on how to live our best lives. Understanding that greed is wrong are called into healthy, balanced relationships that help sustain Earth as our collective home. As people of faith, we are committing to make changes in our own lives. Together, we come to you with a call to adventure on a journey towards sustainable living. We invite you to join us in Living the Change.
Leaders from diverse religious and spiritual traditions around the world are making personal commitments, including:
I commit to a vegetarian diet and to power my home with 100% renewable energy.
Bishop Efraim Tendero is Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance, which represents 600 million Evangelicals in 129 countries
“The Earth is the Lord’s, and all that is in it.” (Psalm 24:1)
I commit to:
Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black is Co-Founder of the Jewish Ecological Coalition (JECO)
"I am inspired to take care of God's world for those humans, animals and species struggling today, and into the future."
I commit to:
Tariq Al Olaimy is Co-founder of 3BL Associates and Co-chair of UNESCO's Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development partner network
The Kingdom of Bahrain
"The Sufi tradition reflects that we must read nature as if it is scripture. My commitment is motivated towards contributing to protecting that ultimate scripture."
I commit to purchasing 100% renewable energy to power my home.
Gretchen Castle is General Secretary, Friends World Committee for Consultation, which encourages fellowship among all the branches of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
"The spiritual imperative I feel as a Quaker and as a Christian to love one another is at the heart of my life and my relationships, with people and with the earth."
Rev. Henrik Grape, a Climate Change Officer with the World Council of Churches, discusses the difficulty of removing structural barriers to change.
Rabbi Katy Allen reflects upon the individual, family, and societal factors that often determine how easy or difficult it can be for us to live sustainabily.
Ms. Caroline Bader is the Director of “Living the Change” with GreenFaith. Based in Germany, and previously serving as Youth Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation, she believes it is her responsibility as a Christian to care for her climate neighbors as her brothers and sisters around the world.
7-14 October 2018
Celebrate with us from 7 October - 2 December 2018 with local sustainability events around the globe. People from all religious and spiritual traditions are invited to celebrate the first Time for Living the Change with local events in faith communities around the world.
This will be a joyous occasion to come together as an international, interfaith movement for changes towards sustainable living.
We are called to take faithful choices for a flourishing world. Please join us in making a pledge to live more sustainably, and help ensure a 1.5C future. We invite you to share a personal commitment in at least one of three high-impact areas: transportation, energy use, and diet. Make your commitment today so that it can serve as an inspiration for others around the world!