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Organization The National Religious Partnership for the Environment
History 25 senior religious leaders met on June 2nd-3rd, 1991 to consider theological perspectives and scientific briefings and to discuss further steps by and between diverse faith groups.
City Washington DC, USA
Values Theologically sound, biblically grounded moral values.
Vision Care for creation is and must be an authentic expression of deeply-rooted religious faith, the cause of environmental integrity and justice must occupy a position of utmost priority for people of faith.
Mission Guided by biblical teaching, the Partnership seeks to encourage people of faith to weave values and programs of care for God's creation throughout the entire fabric of religious life.
Goals Stewardship of our homes, lands and resources. Protecting the lives of our communities and health of our children. Social ministry to the poor and vulnerable. Bringing the perspectives of moral values and social justice before public policymakers.
Approach Statements on the moral and religious urgency of environmental issues. Scholarship that explores the breadth and depth of religions relationship to the natural world. Education that strengthens religious leadership for the environment. Activities that promote human well-being on a healthy planet. Advocacy that addresses questions of environmental public policy.
Structure Partnership of four national level organizations; US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Evangelical environment network, National Council of the Churches of Christ, Coalition on the environment and Jewish life. A board of trustees will be chosen to exemplify breadth of interreligious engagement. An executive committee will be drawn from senior staff of the member groups to oversee execution of program and governance. A secretariat, reporting to the executive committee, will provide support to and among the four partners.
Scale Moderate
Scope National
Activity Interfaith Coalition on Energy, The Regeneration Project, Interfaith Power and Light, Alternatives for simple living, The Evangelical Environmental Network, Faith Commitments for the Environment.
Religion Christian, Judaism, Evangelical
Words environment, stewardship, justice
Acronym NRPE
Contact 110 Maryland Avenue, NE Suite 108,Washington, DC 20002. USA.