About Our Programs
“The Lord upholds all who are falling, and raises up all who are bowed down. The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season. You open your hand, satisfying the desire of every living thing.” ~Psalm 145:14-16
Faith in Place’s four program areas – Energy & Climate Change, Sustainable Food & Land Use, Water Preservation, and Advocacy – educate, connect, and inspire people of faith to work towards a sustainable future. Through these programs, Faith in Place’s 1,000 plus faith partners inspire each other to better care for the Earth.
Faith in Place’s programs are built to maximize positive engagement and environmental impact for our faith partners. There is a rich diversity of belief and practice among our faith partners. Although faithful people may disagree on aspects of religious life, unity of purpose emerges in a common desire to take better care of our Earth. Our foundational principle of respecting theological and social diversity means that our programs are adaptable to people of faith of all religions, ages and races, and any socio-economic class. In living out our principles, Faith in Place often hosts conversations on race and the environment. Faith in Place’s thriving summer youth program, Eco-Ambassadors, where youth implement all of our program areas at their local houses of worship, has grown out of such conversations.
Green Team Model
Starting a Green Team at your house of worship is the most impactful way to implement Faith in Place’s programs. Two or three motivated members meet regularly to explore ways to help their faith community put their faith into action, taking care of the Earth. The Green Team celebrates program accomplishments, and works with local Faith in Place staff to continually take faithful action for our shared planet.