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Seven-Year Plans for Generational Change: An Environmental Partnership Between the United Nations and Faith Organizations

Alliance of Religions and Conservation

  • Program Exploratory and Special Projects
  • Program Area Special Projects
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2009–December 31, 2009
  • Location Bath, United Kingdom
  • Geographic Focus World

About this grant

This grant will provide support for a partnership between the Alliance of Religions and Conservation and the United Nations. Under the leadership of the Secretary-General, the United Nations has established a formal partnership with world faith groups to address issues of the environment and climate change. Bahai, Buddhist, Christian, Daoist, Muslim, Jewish, and Shinto faiths are engaged and creating long-term action plans, offering practical models of constructive engagement on the subjects of assets, education, pastoral care, lifestyles, media and advocacy, partnerships and eco-twinning, and celebration. On November 4, 2009, in association with both the BBC World Service and Google, faith communities around the world will announce their seven-year plans. A series of films highlighting aspects of the seven key areas will be shown during the 24-hour launch event. A major conference will also take place at Windsor Castle or St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.