Judeo-Christian Environmental Organizations

Christian Environmental Organizations

A Religious Campaign for Forest Conservation
“Our website . . . reflects the views of those churches, synagogues and religious organizations which are becoming active on issues of forests . . . You are invited to join with us in articulating and promoting a religious ethic of forests. Both individuals and organizations are welcome to join and participate in our programs.”

American Friends Service Committee
The AFSC's work is based on the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.

Association of Evangelical Relief & Development Organizations
AERDO is a professional forum for non-profit Christian agencies and individuals. AERDO exists to promote excellence in professional practice; to foster networking, collaboration and information exchange; and to enable its membership to effectively support the Church in serving the poor and needy.“

Cathedral of St. John Divine
The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine has been a vibrant witness of the Gospel message of God's love in New York City, the Episcopal Church, and the world. Today, the Cathedral is a leading voice in the exploration of sacred arts and liturgical expression, and in the work of building community in . . . Episcopal Church.

Christian Camping International
Welcome! CCI is an international alliance of Christian camping associations, helping one another develop effective Christ-centered camps, conference and retreat ministries.

Community for the National Institute for the Environment
CNIE is a nonregulatory environmental science institution with a mission “to improve the scientific basis for environmental decisions” It is aimed at helping those studying, managing and affected by environmental problems as well as policymakers in defining questions and setting priorities.

Council for a Parliament of World Religions
The mission of CPWR is to foster interreligious dialogue and cooperation in metropolitan Chicago and also among religious and spiritual communities and institutions around the world by cultivating a spirit of harmony and celebrating, with openness and mutual respect, the rich diversity of religious and spiritual traditions.

Earth Action
To ensure a safe future for humanity, we must protect the global environment, combat hunger and poverty, and prevent war. But there is little sign that the world’s governments, left to themselves, will accomplish these tasks anytime soon.

Earth Stewards
Earth Stewards is an international network of women and men dedicated to stewardship of the earth. They believe in the idea 'together we make a difference.' Taking personal responsibility for humankind's part in the unfolding drama of planetary evolution and consciousness, they are people everywhere, connected by a network of communication and consciousness, providing loving service of their sisters and brothers and of their planet.

The Eco-Justice Working Group of the National Council of Churches provides an opportunity for the national bodies of member Protestant and Orthodox denominations to work together to protect and restore the environment by promoting Environmental Justice. Eco-Justice is a term that includes efforts to assure justice for all of creation and the human beings who live in it.

Evangelical Environmental Network
The Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) is an informal group of individuals - including environmentalists, scientists, and theologians - who are concerned about caring for God's creation. It exists to encourage those involved to care about God's world in practical ways, using the Bible as a guide to develop 'stewardship' principles, and to act on these principles rather than just talk or think about them.

Evangelical for Social Action
Evangelicals for Social Action is an association of Christians seeking to promote Christian engagement, analysis and understanding of major social, cultural and public policy issues.

Floresta's mission is to attack the economic problems in developing countries that cause and are caused by deforestation. As evidence of Christ's love and our response to it, Floresta brings hope and long term opportunity to the poor affected by these problems through technically appropriate, business based programs that lead to self-sufficiency.

Green Cross Foundation
The Foundation is a non-profit corporation in the State of Florida and registered with the US Internal Revenue Service as an educational foundation. The Foundation seeks and disburses funds in support of the field of traumatology. The Foundation has a special relationship with the Florida State University in support of the Traumatology Institute and its assistance to the Green Cross Projects.

International Association of Religious Freedom
The International Association for Religious Freedom, or IARF, history spans the 20 th century and reflects many of the difficult issues that confronted religious leaders and scholars during that tumultuous period, particularly in Europe and in the United States. Unitarians and free or liberal Christians provided leadership throughout the century, and in the last two decades they have been ably assisted by Japanese lay Buddhists and shrine Shinto priests and also Indian Brahmos, Buddhists, Christians, Sikhs, Muslims, Unitarians, and members of the Ramakrishna Mission.

International Bible Society
Has a mission to serve the church in evangelism and discipleship by providing Gods word so that people around the world may come to faith and life in Jesus Christ.

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
The purpose of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is to establish and advance at colleges and universities witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, God's word, God's people of every ethnicity and culture and God's purposes in the world.

MAP International
MAP International promotes the total health of people living in the world's poorest communities by partnering in the: Provision of Essential Medicines, Prevention and Eradication of Disease and Promotion of Community Health Development. We envision a world in which individuals, families and communities have the hope and capacity to build conditions that promote Total Health.

Mission Society for United Methodist
Our passion is reaching the unreached with the Gospel, and helping national churches finish the task of winning their own people for Christ.

National Religious partnership for the Environment
The National Religious Partnership for the Environment is a federation of major American faith communities: the U.S. Catholic Conference, the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life, the National Council of Churches of Christ, and the Evangelical Environmental Network. With a commitment “to be ourselves, together,” each of our faith groups is implementing distinctive programs on behalf of a common mission: We act in faith to cherish and protect God's creation. Our goal is to integrate commitment to global sustainability and environmental justice permanently into all aspects of religious life.

National Catholic Rural Life Conference
The National Catholic Rural Life Conference is a membership organization grounded in a spiritual tradition which brings together the Church, care for creation and care for community. The NCRLC fosters programs of direct service and systemic change. As an educator in the faith, the NCRLC seeks to relate religion to the rural world; develops support services for rural pastoral ministers; serves as a prophetic voice and as a catalyst and convener for social justice.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
The National Conference of Catholic Bishops (NCCB) and the United States Catholic Conference (USCC) are the organizations of the American Catholic hierarchy. Through these distinct but closely related organizations–one a canonical entity, the other a civil corporation–the bishops fulfill their responsibilities of leadership and service to Church and nation.
The programs of NCCB/USCC range over the spectrum of Catholic concerns–from prayers and worship to the state of the economy, from revitalizing parishes to averting nuclear war, from promoting vocations to protecting life at all stages.

National Council of Jewish Women
The National Council of Jewish Women is a volunteer organization, inspired by Jewish values, that works through a program of research, education, advocacy and community service to improve the quality of life for women, children and families and strives to ensure individual rights and freedoms for all.

To reach, disciple, and equip people to know Christ and make Him known through successive generations. Essential to this is: 1) Engaging people in the Scriptures to discover Christ and apply His truth. 2) Discipling people life on life to trust and obey Jesus Christ 3) Equipping disciples to reproduce the life of Christ in others.

North American Coalition for Christianity & Ecology
“Our strategy is to initiate and nurture small groups of committed people meeting weekly, celebrating the Christian and the natural seasons as sacred time, reflecting on Bible passages, studying issues related to Christianity and ecology, creating holy day rituals, exploring bioregions, involving children, engaging in advocacy and supporting one another . . . The excitement of creating our own rituals, re-interpreting scripture and sharing those interpretations with all other Circles nationwide, getting outdoors to know the bioregion intimately—these are the religious experiences that will create the staying power and commitment God wants from us in these turbulent times of transformation.” - President, Rev. Finley Schaef, May 1999

Principia Cybernetica
Principia Cybernetica is an attempt by a group of researchers to collaboratively build a system of cybernetic philosophy, addressing epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics, or the supreme human values. We intend to move towards conceptual unification of the relatively fragmented fields of Systems and Cybernetics through consensually-based philosophical development. Such a unification is proposed in the spirit of the original plans of the founders of the General Systems Theory. It is also in the spirit of Whitehead and Russell's Principia Mathematica. Where they reflexively applied mathematical principles to the development of the foundations of mathematics, in the Principia Cybernetica the objective is to reflexively apply cybernetic methods to the development of the foundations of cybernetics itself.

Urbana 2000
“Because God First Loved Us” is our theme for Urbana 2000. Expositor Ken Fong, senior pastor of Evergreen Baptist Church, will lead the convention in studying The One Great Story of the Bible; the story of how God has pursued all peoples since the beginning of time in order to bring them back into a relationship of love and worship.

World Council of Churches
World Council of Churches boasts a membership of roughly 500 million Christians represented through some 336 churches. The Council's membership come from 120 countries and territories throughout the world. They seek to pray for and pursue the unity of Christ's Church.

World Evangelical Fellowship
WEF is a church-based, grassroots movement with the primary task of equipping and mobilizing churches and parachurch organizations to disciple the nations for Christ. My dream is to see a dynamic and visionary alliance in every nation through which evangelicals sustain a biblical vision for social justice, diminishing poverty, freedom of worship.

World Vision U.S.
World Vision is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God.

Youth for Christ USA
As part of the Body of Christ, our vision is to see every young person, in every people group, in every nation have the opportunity to make an informed decision to be a follower of Jesus Christ and become part of a local church.

Youth with a Mission
YWAM is an international movement of Christians working to help make a difference in a needy world. YWAMers are united in their desire to be part of changing people's lives for the better. They share their faith through many different kinds of practical help--from agricultural training to running medical clinics--as well as telling about the Christian beliefs that inspire their actions

Jewish Environmental Organizations

American Jewish Committee
AJC seeks to safeguard the welfare and security o Jews in the United States, in Isreal, and throughout the world. They are committed to strengthening the basic principles of pluralism around the world, as the best defense against anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry.

American Jewish Congress
The American Jewish Congress is motivated by the need to ensure the creative survival of the Jewish people, deeply cognizant of the Jewish responsibility to participate fully in public life, inspired by Jewish teachings and values, informed by liberal principles, dedicated to an activist and independent role, and committed to making its decisions through democratic processes.

B'Nai B'rith International
This is the latest step in B'nai B'rith's continuing effort to provide the most up-to-date resources to members and non-members alike. The Internet is uniquely capable of presenting everything B'nai B'rith has to offer: with just a few keystrokes, you can access their network of programs and members in 55 countries around the globe. And, since this is an interactive medium, B'nai B'rith can respond to your interests and concerns.

Central Conference of American Rabbis
Its members consist of Reform Rabbis ordained at the HUC-JIR Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, as well as Reform Rabbis ordained at liberal seminaries in Europe, and some rabbis who joined the Reform movement sometime subsequent to ordination. Most of the latter were ordained either at the Conservative Jewish Theological Seminary or the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.

We are HADASSAH...at work in all corners of the world. Our strength comes from action. And our actions bring to our sisters, to our homeland, to our nation the precious gifts of health, education...the power of hope.

The Hillel network brings to the college world all the richness and diversity of Judaism and Jewishness. Its historical commitment to a pluralistic community encourages intellectual challenge and growth. Hillel maintains a presence on over 400 campuses, and is in the vanguard of those who are determined to build a fuller and stronger Jewish people in the 21st century.

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
JCPA is an independent, non-profit institute for policy research and education serving Israel and the Jewish people since 1976. Some 300 researchers have participated in JCPA studies, including 70 Center Fellows and Associates, resulting in over 700 publications in English and Hebrew.

Jewish Scientist Network
This web site is an information server for the Jewish science experience. Please send in your announcements, articles, pointers to articles, book reviews, historical notes, hyperlinks, editorials, comments, and suggestions. Please allow ample time for posting and note that editors may edit. For articles, copyrights will belong to the author unless stated otherwise. For contributors, please indicate whether or not names and/or e-mail addresses can be posted along with submissions.

Jewish Theological Seminary of America
The Jewish Theological Seminary's web site offers a wide variety of information regarding JTS and Judaism, both Conservative and general. We hope you enjoy your stay here.

Na'amat USA
NA'AMAT, Hebrew acronym for “Movement of Working Women and Volunteers,” is an organization & a movement striving to enhance the quality of life for women, children and families in Israel, the U.S. and around the world.

Religious Action Center of Reformed Judaism
Taking root over 125 years ago under the leadership of Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, Reform Judaism is the oldest and largest Jewish movement in North America. The word Reform“ in the name of our Movement is a recognition that reform is part of our way of life, as it has been for Jews throughout the centuries.

Union of American Hebrew Congregations
The mission of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations is to provide vision, leadership and programmatic support to Reform Jewish congregations and to perpetuate and advance Reform Judaism.

United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
Founded in 1913 by Dr. Solomon Schechter as the association of Conservative synagogues in North America, The United Synagogue serves as a resource to its affiliated congregations and works to formulate a Conservative Jewish response to pressing social and religious issues