Caring for the Environment and the GreenFaith Foundation Bet Shalom has an exciting opportunity to apply for a grant from the GreenFaith Foundation to receive training in environmental stewardship that will directly benefit our synagogue as well as educate our congregants. Greenfaith has been training religious institutions of all faiths for nearly 20 years.
GreenFaith's mission is to inspire, educate and mobilize people of diverse religious backgrounds for environmental leadership. Our work is based on beliefs shared by the world’s great religions - we believe that protecting the earth is a religious value, and that environmental stewardship is a moral responsibility.
There are three core values that guide the work that they do, and define them as an organization:
They believe that religious traditions see the sacred in nature and that people grow spiritually through a strong relationship with the earth.
They believe that our consumption habits can help heal and restore the earth.
They believe that all people deserve a healthy environment, regardless of their race or income. The world's great religions share an ethic of social justice, and GreenFaith is committed to fighting environmental injustice and racism.
For more information on GreenFaith, visit www.greenfaith.org
To see Reform Judaism Statements on the Environment
Ten Jewish Teachings on the environment