Religious Teachings

  1. “What’s really fascinating is that every faith community has a clear and concise statement about caring for creation. Maybe it’s worded differently in their own sacred texts, but care for creation is a common theme across the board from an interfaith perspective, and it’s an area where we can all be of one voice.”—Sara Ward, OhIPL Director

Faith Statements on Climate Change, Energy, and the Environment (Compiled by Interfaith Power and Light)

The Renewal Project

The RENEWAL documentary film 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. With great courage, these women, men and children are re-examining what it means to be human and how we live on this planet. 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.

The 90-minute documentary is designed for theatrical and community screenings, and for broadcast, yet each of Renewal’s eight stories also stands on its own. From the DVD Main Menu you can choose to play the entire 90-minute documentary, or you can select any individual story. The individual stories are slightly longer than the versions in the full documentary and contain additional scenes and information. Go to www.renewalproject.net for information.

Watch a preview of Renewal here.

The Renewal Project’s website also offers a comprehensive overview of specific religious and spiritual traditions.

IN OHIO

The Ohio Council of Churches Policy Statement on Earth Stewardship and Environmental Justice

  1. “The Ohio Council of Churches is concerned about the consumptive use of resources that affect
    the health of our environment and the people of our region, state, nation and world.
    Ohio is a state blessed with abundant water, land and wildlife resources, and a long history of
    agriculture, forestry, outdoor recreation, and conservation.”