Deepening the Connection Between Ecology and Faith



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Mission

The Regeneration Project is an interfaith ministry devoted to deepening the connection between ecology and faith. Our goal is to help people of faith recognize and fulfill their responsibility for the stewardship of creation. We do this through educational programs for clergy and congregations that achieve tangible environmental results and impact public policy.

The word “regeneration” has personal, biological and institutional significance.  It is the process of spiritual, moral and ecological renewal. We seek to make a practical link between spiritual and ecological health.  TRP envisions that people of faith will serve as the foundation for a national movement that addresses ecological issues from theological roots. Our purpose, therefore, is to expand and deepen this link between religious faith and action, particularly in regards to environmental protection.

Vision

The Regeneration Project is committed to a process of personal, institutional, and societal transformation starting at the grassroots level. We believe that addressing environmental concerns from a faith perspective merits our attention because the moral authority that religion carries is the necessary ingredient for wide social and political change. Without the engagement of the faith community the transformation of values will not happen.  We see the need for more minds and hearts to change, but we recognize that there are many minds that will not be changed without practical proof. Congregations serving as examples can demonstrate the proof that something better is now possible. That practical proof of a better way – achieved through living our faith – is the heart of our grassroots organization.

Values

TRP is inter-religious in scope, collegial in style, and concerned with rekindling our sources for ethical behavior in light of new ecological imperatives. We believe that (1) spiritually grounded people and religious institutions are a great resource in solving environmental problems, (2) spiritual rigor requires both spiritual roots and practical expression, and (3) people with vision, values, and commitment can make a difference.

Grounded in the above values and beliefs, we commit all of our current resources for the next few years to supporting the Interfaith Power & Light program. We believe that through grassroots outreach, interfaith collaboration, and responsible action based on shared values, people of faith can lead our society toward a new relationship with the earth.

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