WECARE Resources

Water, Environment and Climate Action

The PaRD Water, Environment and Climate Action work-stream (WECARE) presents important articles, links and videos around the SDGs 6, 13, 14, 15*.

Faith for Earth Initiative / UNEP

Following a series of initiatives and conventions organized in partnership with faith-based organizations, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) launched the Faith for Earth Initiative in November 2017. The goal of Faith for Earth is to strategically engage with faith-based organizations and partner with them to collectively achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and fulfill the objectives of the 2030 Agenda.

Faith for Earth: A Call for Action

Faith for Earth Strategy

Faith for Earth Dialogue Synthesis Report

UNEP: Video on Faith for Earth

UNEP: Environment, religion and culture in the context of the 2030 Agenda

Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa (CYNESA) on Faith for Earth

Declaration Faith for Nature: Our Sacred Commitment

FAITH FOR NATURE: Multi-faith action

Report on Symposium Faith Action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Progress and Outlook

The Role of Environmental and Spiritual Ethics in Galvanizing Nature Based Solutions Paper

People and Planet: Faith in the 2030 Agenda

Global Ethics Network

The Global Ethics Network of Teachers and Institutions wants to apply Ethics in Higher Education. They offer teacher training, research, course development and collaborative projects, support institutions, provide professions with educational materials and encourage students to behave ethically.

Resources on Environmental, Climate and Development Ethics

Humboldt University of Berlin 

Discussion Paper Series of the Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development:

The Challenge of Environment and Climate Justice: Imperatives of an Eco-Theological Reformation of Christianity in African Contexts

Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development 

See the video collection of religious leaders and clergy on spirituality and sustainability.

Seven infographics on the connection between religion and ecology with the general Bible version.

18 Jewish ecological topics, with articles, source sheets, videos, and podcasts.

A Faith and Ecology blog

Interfaith Rainforest Initiative

Video introducing the Initiatice with Jane Goodall

Tropical Forests: A Resource Under Threat – An Issue Primer for Religious Leaders and Faith Communities

Tropical Forests and Climate Change – An Issue Primer for Religious Leaders and Faith Communities

Indigenous Peoples: Guardians of the Forests – An Issue Primer for Religious Leaders and Faith Communities  

IRI faith toolkits on forest protection for religious leaders and faith communities:

Catholic Toolkit

Protestant Toolkit

Evangelical Toolkit

Muslim Toolkit 

Buddhist Toolkit

Hindu Toolkit

Jewish Toolkit

Baha’i Toolkit

Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities (JLI): Climate and faith resources

JLI is an international collaboration committed to convening academics, practitioners, and policymakers to examine the research and evidence on the role of religion in humanitarian and development aid. JLI also considers topics such as climate change, climate justice, the environment, and ecology as future interests for a possible Learning Hub. It focuses on the specific intersections of climate, faith-based international humanitarian and development work, and a focus on research and evidence.

Climate and Faith Resources

JLI Library

Kairos for Creation - Confessing Hope for the Earth

The “Wuppertal Call” – Contributions and Recommendations from an International Conference on Eco-Theology and Ethics of Sustainability. 

Kairos for Creation

Involved Members:

Protestant Association of Churches and Mission

Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD)

United Evangelical Mission (UEM)

Bread for the World

World Council of Churches

Religions for Peace International

Resource guide on Climate Change for Religious Communities

Swedish Mission Council

For better or for worse. The role of religion in development cooperation (2019).

With articles by Rev. Henrik Grape and Dave Bookless

Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

World Water Week 2016: Water and Faiths. Faith based organizations contributing to the Water SDGs

Overarching conclusions of the World Water Week 2018

Water and Faith: World Water Week 2019 Engagements Summary


Tearfund learning website 

Environment and climate page  

Water Sanitation and Hygiene page

United Society Partners in Gospel

Sustainable preaching - ecumenical preaching suggestions, aligning the lectionary Bible readings into the global context of sustainable life and action:

Sustainable preaching

Faith in a Changing Climate - Stories from the world church. Ideas for prayer and action

Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

Acqua fons vitae - a collection of statements, tools and initiatives from the Holy See and the Catholic Church

World Council of Churches

Ecumenical Water Network 

WCC Ecumenical Water Network monthly newsletter “Together for water”

The WCC and climate change

World Evangelical Alliance

The WEA Sustainability Center (WEASC) inspires and empowers followers of Christ to exercise leadership on all levels of sustainability efforts and equips churches and congregations around the world to implement Creation Care on a daily basis and thus become a strong, legitimate, and unified voice in global debates on sustainability.

Responsible Stewardship of God's Creation by Ken Gnanakan

Creation Care and Loving our Neighbours by Thomas Schirrmacher and Thomas K. Johnson

*Disclaimer: Owing to its nature as an international partnership bringing together governmental and intergovernmental entities with diverse Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)/ Faith-based Organizations (FBOs), PaRD does not endorse specific policies or advocate for the adoption of policies by government or international organizations. Rather, PaRD dedicates itself to creating a neutral space for all its members to discuss development goals, review evidence-based research, share best practices, and develop independent policy recommendations, with the aim of fostering partnership between government and faith-based organizations, while respecting the unique identity and positions of all members. For this reason, research, publications, or policy recommendations published by either individual or collaborative organizational members of PaRD, represent solely the opinions of the authors and the independent organizations they represent. Such publications do not reflect, nor are intended to reflect, the views of PaRD, its leadership team, the full body of its members, nor any consensus of members within the PaRD network.