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The Faith Plans programme focuses on Seven Key Areas where the world’s major faiths can have a long-term environmental impact. The resources below are organised under these Seven Key Areas. New resources are being added as they become available.

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'There is not a moving creature on earth, or a bird that flies with its wings, but they are communities like you'
- Qur'an 6:38

Faith-consistent use of assets

Buildings, construction and energy

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Sikhism

Green Gurdwara
Guide

A guide to greening Sikh gurdwaras, produced by EcoSikh

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Hinduism

Green Hindu Temples Guide

Make your Hindu temple or ashram greener, from the Bhumi Project and ARC

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Islam

Green Up My Community Toolkit

​Islamic guide to help mosques and other Islamic groups address environmental issues

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Multi faith

Energy Star Action Workbook

A guidebook for congregations to improve energy efficiency using the Energy Star program

Land and Forests

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Multi faith

Address by Jamison Ervin

Address by Jamison Ervin to the Swiss Impact Investment Association

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Multi faith

Cities and
Biodiversity

Notes on the theme of cities and biodiversity by Jamison Ervin

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Multi faith

Miyawaki Forest Methodology

Afforest creates natural, wild, maintenance-free native forests

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Islam

Islamic Farming
Toolkit

Aligning conservation agriculture with Islamic theology and values

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Multi faith

ARC Wildlife
Leaflet

Leaflet connecting wildlife conservation and religions produced by ARC

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Catholic

Catholic Stewardship Toolkit

Environmental toolkit for East African catechists and seminarians

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Islam

Eco Mosque Planting Manual

Produced by the Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council

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Islam

Protecting Threatened Species

Fatwa by the Indonesian Council of Ulama to protect threatened species

Financial Investments and Microfinance

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Multi faith

The Zug
Guidelines

Faith-Consistent Investment

A comprehensive set of guidelines to faith-consistent investment, 2017

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Multi faith

Faith In
Finance

Commissioned by OECD & UNDP

A working paper by the Alliance of Religions and Conservation, 2017 

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Multi faith

All Papers
from Zug 2017

Visit our Zug 2017 page for more resources

Read over 20 more insightful papers on faith and finance from the Zug Conference

Wisdom

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Judaism

Earth and the Jewish Festivals

An exploration of Jewish festivals celebrating the environment

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Multi Faith

The Assisi
Poems

A collection of multi faith poems by Jay Ramsay, written in 2011

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Multi Faith

Prayers on the Environment

​Islamic guide to help mosques and other Islamic groups address environmental issues

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Christianity

Praying for
the Earth

Remembering the environment in our prayers of intercession

Lifestyles

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Buddhism

Roots and
Currents

Articles and essays by Ajahn Amaro, from Amaravati Productions

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Multi Faith

Green Pilgrimage Handbook

A handbook on green pilgrimage for faith leaders, cities, towns and pilgrims

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Buddhism

For the Love
of the World

Dedicated to the well-being of Planet Earth, from Amaravati Productions

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Christianity

Faith in
Food

Using faith-based principles to change the world one meal at a time

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Buddhism

Less is
More

The principles of frugality, generosity and renunciation

Celebration

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Christianity

The Creation Liturgy

From "The Advent Creation Liturgy"

Adapted from a liturgy first used at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, 1987

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Judaism

Earth and the Jewish Festivals

Written by
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Making a peaceful relationship between adamah and adam: Earth and Human earthling

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Christianity

Celebration
Earth

Study Pack for Churches

Reflections on our place within the whole of God’s Creation and finding hope

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Christianity

A Vigil for
Climate Change

Prayer Vigil for the Environment

Our role in creating a sustainable and just future for all people on the earth

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Christianity

Earth Hour Reflections

Written for WWF-UK by ARC

To support churches and other places of worship wishing to take part in Earth Hour

More resources coming soon!