Guided by biblical teaching, the National Religious Partnership for the Environment seeks to encourage people of faith to weave values and programs of care for God's creation throughout the entire fabric of religious life and to bring the religious voice to the forefront as we join together to address environmental concerns and care for God's Earth and God's people.
As a profound reflection on the damaged nature of our relationship to creation, climate change is one of the most concerning issues to faith leaders of many faith traditions. The burdens of climate change impacts aren't borne by us equally; part of our work requires us to attend to climate justice and address related social and economic injustices.
Clean water is both a fundamental spiritual and physical need. Water, with its connective and restorative properties, helps us connect with God's creation and sustains us. Attending to clean water access is an important part of our need to address environmental justice.
The religious community has a particular concern for God's creatures. Every species is part of a fragile web of life, and the loss of a species is an irreparable blow to the balance of an entire ecosystem. We can provide for a new "Noah's Ark" through species protection.
Access to land is one of the most tangible issues of environmental justice; in addition, beautiful, pristine lands help us feel a sense of awe at the marvel of God's creation and allows us to reflect on and connect to our spirituality. Our stories are held on God's lands and our faith requires us to ensure that public lands tell the stories of all communities.
News & Statements
Top Black Church Leaders join NAACP Leadership and Black Clergy to Call for Springfield National Monument
More than 5,300 Black Church and NAACP leaders including 7 heads of Black Church denominations, 42 Black Church Bishops and 19 NAACP Branch Presidents sent President Biden a petition urging him to designate the site of the 1908 Springfield Race Riots as a National Monument. They stated, "A Springfield Race Riot National Monument would be the only unit in the National Park System that highlights both the tragedy of mass violence against Black communities and the triumph of Black agency.” -
NRPE Celebrates New National Monument
NRPE celebrates Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni - Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument -- a sacred, unique part of God’s creation that is now rightfully protected.
What Would Jesus Drive?
Twenty years after its first debut, NRPE, in partnership with the Evangelical Environmental Network re-launched a WWJD? cars video to talk about the need for clean car standards. Click the link below and watch the video.