Caring for God's Creation is an inherent part of religious life. From mountaintops to forests, green pastures to still waters, stars in the sky to lilies of the field, we experience the gift of Creation. With God's Earth experiencing environmental problems, many religious Americans are seeking to respond through their faith.
The National Religious Partnership for the Environment brings together a diverse alliance of faith institutions and leaders in order to bring voice and action on behalf of caring for God's Creation. Through NRPE's four partners we bring together 160,000 congregations in the U.S. to protect God's creation through worship, education, stewardship and public witness.
Religious Leaders Across the U.S. Call for Arctic Refuge Protection
As a response to the Trump Administration's recent decision to start drilling in the Arctic Refuge, religious leaders from more than a half dozen states sent a letter to Congress urging protection of this sacred place. The leaders joined in solidarity with the Gwich'in community and stated a desire to steward God's creation on the Arctic Refuge and protect the Gwich'in way of life. Click here to see letters from leaders in Arizona, Colorado, Maine, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina and Wisconsin.
Praying and Advocating During COVID-19
As we practice social distancing and pray at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, faith organizations urged Congress to address the pandemic by putting people first. Religious groups also requested the Federal agencies suspend rulemaking during the pandemic and made recommendations for any relief packages. In addition, several global faith organizations called for an economy of life in the time of the pandemic. At the end of May, more than two dozen national faith organizations called for recovery packages from COVID-19 include environmental safeguards.
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