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About the Faith Plans

The Faith Plans Programme is organised by FaithInvest and WWF's Beliefs and Values Programme and supported by a wide range of faith-based networks that are working with their own members to encourage them to take practical action on the environment, as well as by secular organisations that are supporting the Plans through resources and advice. 

I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet.
Pope Francis, Laudato Si', #14

Partners

Our coalition of partners includes leading faith-based networks as well as environmental groups and UN bodies with specialist expertise.

Participants

All major faith traditions are involved, including Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian, Daoist, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish, Shinto and Sikh traditions.

Create your plan

Thinking of creating a Faith Plan but wondering just how to go about it? We've created a guide and other resources to help you get started.

SEVEN KEY AREAS

The Faith Plans programme uses a framework called the Seven Key Areas as a starting point for faiths to think about as they begin developing their Plan. Not all of the Seven Key Areas are suitable for all faiths. We invite faiths to choose which are appropriate for their community.

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  1. Faith-consistent use of assets (buildings, land, forests and  investments)

  2. Education and young people

  3. Wisdom

  4. Lifestyles

  5. Media, advocacy and outreach

  6. Partnerships

  7. Celebration

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Faith Plans: Background

The Faith Plans build on the success of the original 2009 Faith Commitments which led to more than 60 Plans developed by faiths and faith-based organisations that have profoundly shaped the faiths' response to key environmental issues.

 

This started with 31 Plans launched at Windsor Castle in 2009 by HRH Prince Philip and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with 32 more launched shortly afterwards, including 28 Plans from faith groups in sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Find out more about the original programme and download examples of the 2009 Faith Commitments via the link below.. 

Interested in learning about the Faith Plans programme?

If your organisation is interested in learning more about the Faith Plans programme, please contact info@faithplans.org. And don't forget to sign up below to our newsletters to be notified of new resources and webinars.