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Seven Key Areas 

The Faith Plans framework focuses on Seven Key Areas where the world’s major faiths can have a long-term environmental impact. They range from tangible assets (such as land, buildings, forests, investments etc) to their huge capacity for influencing others (through their teachings, liturgy, wisdom, stories and practices).


Find out more about the Seven Key Areas below.

Creation is truth embodied before us;we see it, touch it, hear it.
Guru Nanak

The Seven Key Areas framework

The Seven Key Areas are a framework for faiths to use as they plan how to use their buildings, land, investments and influence to drive practical action on the environment.


This framework is not prescriptive; each faith group will chose which areas apply to their own particular community and situation.


Find out more about the Seven Key Areas below as well as other resources such as the Planning Guide for creating your Faith Plan, our events page and recordings of past webinars.

This short video was recorded during one of our webinars.

Seven Key Areas


1. Faith-consistent use of assets

  • Construction and buildings

  • Land and forests

  • Water

  • Wildlife/habitat protection

  • Healthcare, including medical facilities

  • Financial investments

  • Purchasing & consumption, eg: food, suppliers, recycling, waste


3. Wisdom

  • Theological/philosophical education and training

  • Crisis & adaptation

  • Liturgies, quotations and orders of prayer 

  • Sacred Places

  • Theology/philosophy of nature, land, forests, water

  • Stories and practices

  • Prayer and meditation

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5. Media, advocacy & outreach 

  • Subject matter

  • Influence

  • Advocacy

  • Guides and handbooks

  • Materials

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7. Celebration

  • Traditional festivals

  • New festivals

  • New traditions

  • New beautiful places and developments

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2. Education and young people

  • School curricula

  • Informal education

  • Vocational training and entrepreneurship

  • School buildings & grounds

  • Conservation & recycling policy

  • Youth organisations & camps

  • Nature trails

  • School eco-twinning

  • Environmental monitoring

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4. Lifestyles

  • Traditions of simple living

  • Green audits

  • Families, populations and choices

  • Pilgrimage & tourism

  • Nature protection

  • Purchasing power

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6. Partnerships, eco-twinning

  • Dedicated staff & funding

  • Lay people

  • Eco-twinning

  • Other partnerships

Interested in finding out more?

If your organisation is interested in learning more about the Faith Plans framework, please contact us.


You can also sign up to receive the Faith Plans monthly newsletter with news and updates from faith communities around the world, invitations to our workshops and events, plus links to new resources and publications, and much more!

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