‘If we each offer the best of our respective traditions, we may yet see a way through our difficulties’. (Islamic declaration on climate change)
Religion influences many environmentally relevant behaviours. Understanding its role is key to tackling environmental challenges that are fundamentally transnational. At a local level religion can be significantly influential and help to inspire positive human behaviour in relation to the climate crisis as well as be impactful in terms of land and energy use.
Eco Church A Rocha UK’s award scheme for churches in England and Wales who want to demonstrate that the gospel is good news for God’s earth.
Eco Colchester Faith groups A local Facebook group set up to encourage conversation, knowledge sharing, networking and planning for events across Colchester for multi-faith groups
Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester is an ecumenical group which seeks to bring Christians and Christian leaders together to support and encourage one another and as its name suggests seek God’s blessing and will for Colchester. The work of the group is not simply “church based” but seeks to nurture, encourage and develop opportunities for Christian service to the Borough.
Eco-Faith is an example of faith groups working together for a common goal.
Web of Creation was established to foster the movement for personal and social transformation to a just and sustainable world from religious perspectives.
The Eco Muslim non-profit organization formed by the Muslim community.
Green Christian are a community of Christians who’s aim is to share green insights with other Christians and Christian insights with the green movement.