April Conference - Healing Our Planet Earth: Singing a New Song of Hope. The conference will take place April 12, 2008 in Seattle, WA
This national conference will focus on the web of relationships between faith, justice and ecology. It will be a place and time where people of all faiths traditions and environmental communities come together to learn, share, inspire and seed plans for sustainable action, and a global sustainable future. Read more about the April Conference here
MANY TRADITIONS - ONE EARTH
People of All Faiths Sharing A Common Cause
Welcome to The Genesis Covenant!
We are a growing community of faithful people from many religious traditions who have decided to work together to save the Earth.
We have put aside our religious differences to focus on what we share in common: an understanding that global climate change is threatening our world and a commitment to do something about it.
If you share those two beliefs with us then you are already a part of The Genesis Covenant.
We are not an organization. We are a community of volunteers from all walks of life.
We are people with strong personal religious convictions. We honor that in one another. We do not debate our differences. We celebrate what we share in common. We express our faith through action. We work together not just because we agree, but because we care.
We are many traditions united for a single purpose.
Welcome to our community! Welcome to The Genesis Covenant. We are honored to have you with us.
The Genesis Covenant
A Shared Vision: That All Faith Communities In The United States Can Work Together To Halt Global Climate Change
A Shared Response: The global climate crisis must bring out the best in all our religious traditions
A Shared Action: Each Community Makes A Public Commitment To Reduce The Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Every Facility It Maintains By A Minimum Of 50% In Ten Years.
A Shared Community: Create Opportunities For Dialogue And Action
A Shared Vision
The scientific debate about climate change is over. Climate change caused by human activity is real and is a serious threat to us all. As men and women of faith, we believe that the time for discussion is over. It is time for action. It is time for The Genesis Covenant. To learn more about climate change, please go to our Green Dictionary and Resource page.
A Shared Response
We believe that if people of all religious traditions would cooperate to save the Earth, we can achieve three goals:
Make a significant contribution to halt global warming climate change
Inspire others in government, education, science and business to join us
Offer signs of hope in times of trouble
To achieve these goals we must all work together.
Our first task is to put our own house in order by cutting our energy impact by at least 50%.
Click here to learn more about why a minimum 50% reduction is important.
A Shared Action
The Genesis Covenant is a public commitment by a national religious community to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from every facility it maintains by a minimum of 50% within ten years. If any national religious community decides to take on this challenge then they have made their commitment to our common agreement, our shared task, The Genesis Covenant.
to learn more about how to join the Genesis Covenant community and start taking action.
A Shared Community
Reducing our own appetite for energy will take sacrifices. No one person or organization can do this alone. The Genesis Covenant community is a network to provide information, resources, support and communications. It is a way for faith communities to cooperate to help one another reduce their energy consumption. The Website is here to act as a resource bank, to put people in touch with one another, and, to give them the tools they need to make effective changes. Click here to learn more about resources and networking opportunities.