Committing to a low carbon world

Bridging the Gap Between Words and Action

Religious and spiritual leaders from every corner of the globe have confirmed their dedication to the Earth as our planetary home and pledged to address climate change as the greatest threat to our future.

Now we must change our behavior to facilitate a shift to a low carbon world. This requires modifications in energy production, food systems, modes of travel, and engagement with government. Commitments will help us get there. Every tradition utilizes commitments. We have all changed our behavior in order to match our morals and values.

Organizations, institutions, and communities all over the world are committing to change. We've come a long way. But no one individual or community can do it alone. By working together and sharing resources we can leverage the influence of the entire global faith community - totalling 6.5 Billion people - and facilitate a just transition to a low carbon world. This web hub provides some of the tools to do that. Please join us and help build a global interfaith climate action movement.

Connect. Commit. Change.

  • “You are not obligated to finish the work, but neither may you desist from it.”

    - Rabbi Tarfon, Jewish Tradition

  • “It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.”

    - St. Francis of Assisi, Christian Tradition

  • “Air is the Teacher. Water is the Father. And Earth is the Great Mother of All.”

    - Guru Nanak, Sikh Tradition

  • “However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act upon them?”

    - Siddhartha Gautama, Buddhist Tradition

  • "The believer is like a bee which eats that which is pure and wholesome and lays that which is pure and wholesome. When it lands on something it does not break or ruin it."

    - Prophet Muhammad, Muslim Tradition

  • "A man is seated on top of a tree in the midst of a burning forest. He sees all living beings perish. But he doesn't realize that the same fate is soon to overtake him also."

    - Mahavira, Jain Tradition

  • "Mother Bhumi (Mother Earth), may whatever I dig from you grow back again quickly, and may we not injure you by our labor."

    - Atharva Veda, Hindu Tradition

  • "Mother Earth is not a resource, she is an heirloom."

    - David Ipina, Yurok Tradition

  • "Love of God, love of neighbor, and the demands of stewardship are more than enough reason for Evangelical Christians to respond to the climate change problem with moral passion and concrete action."

    - Statement of the Evangelical Climate Initiative, Christian Tradition

  • "The future belongs to righteous justice and compassionate love, to a culture of solidarity and respect for the integrity of creation."

    - Patriarch Bartholomew, Christian Tradition

  • "With our thoughts we make the world."

    - Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist Tradition

     

  • "Tend to the oak if you would live under it."

    - Egil's Saga, Pagan Tradition