GreenFaith

Interfaith Partners for the Earth

New York, NY   |  https://greenfaith.org/

Mission

Because the Earth and all people are sacred and at risk, GreenFaith is building a worldwide, multi-faith climate and environmental movement. Together, our members create communities to transform ourselves, our spiritual institutions, and society to protect the planet and create a compassionate, loving, and just world.

Ruling year info

1997

Executive Director

Rev. Fletcher Harper

Main address

1216 Broadway Floor 2, Rm 1005

New York, NY 10001 USA

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EIN

22-3452273

NTEE code info

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GreenFaith is addressing the scourge of climate change. While more people are feeling the effects of climate change, the heaviest impacts are battering the most vulnerable among us globally – the poor, ethnic and cultural minorities, indigenous peoples, women, children, and the elderly. Widely accepted projections forecast 200 million climate refugees by 2050, people forced to leave their homes due to sea-level rise, drought, fires, and disruptions of once-reliable monsoon and weather patterns. At the same time, the fossil fuel industry continues to increase exploration for new reserves, banks increase financing for oil and gas infrastructure, and agribusinesses are driving deforestation to higher levels globally – all with substantial levels of government subsidy and legislative, regulatory, and enforcement support (or lack thereof). Fundamentalist religions negatively impact and legitimate the issue and need to be countered by moderate and progressive forces of faith and goodwill.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Living the Change

As people of faith and spirit, we are deeply grateful for the Earth. Yet we know that nature is out of balance and feel a responsibility to respond. We want our lives to reflect our values, avoiding excess and embracing sufficiency.

Reducing the impact of our consumption is a spiritual challenge. By Living the Change, we engage this struggle with joy as part of our response to climate change.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

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Number of GreenFaith Circles

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Interfaith groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

GreenFaith Circles are local relational organizing circles... places of care, resilience, and activism on the environment and climate change.

Number of individuals who make sustainable living commitments

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Living the Change

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Beginning in 2021, GreenFaith will have individual & institutional memberships in our global work, complementing our GreenFaith Circles. We will be asking for sustainable living commitments from each.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Because the Earth and all people are sacred and at risk, GreenFaith is building a worldwide, multi-faith climate and environment movement.
Together, our members create communities to transform ourselves, our spiritual institutions, and society to protect the planet and create a compassionate, loving, and just world.

We envision a world transformed, in which humanity in all its diversity has developed a shared reverence for life on Earth. Religious and spiritual communities everywhere generate a moral awakening to the sacredness of Earth and the dignity of all people. Together, we are building resilient, caring communities and economies that meet everyone’s needs and protect the planet. The era of conquest, extraction, and exploitation has given way to cooperation and community. 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 




The good life is one of connectedness—with each other and all of nature. It is a world of flourishing life that replaces despair with joy, scarcity with shared abundance, and privilege with justly distributed power.

Because history tells us that cultural change precedes political & policy change, GreenFaith believes religious leaders and people of faith across the globe can play a unique and critical role in the movement ecosystem by influencing the dominant culture (ie. shifting belief systems) in order to advance long term structural change that is rooted in love, justice, and compassion.

GreenFaith’s strategy to bring about cultural change is to engage in transformational, relational organizing by developing authentic relationships and engaging with people of faith and spirit holistically: using spiritual, cultural, educational, and political tools.

GreenFaith will organize unorganized people of faith, spiritually but not religious people, religious leaders & students, and faith institutions across the globe to develop local interfaith circles from which they will act to deepen relationships, build community, and power. These are GreenFaith Circles: Communities of Care and Resilience.

GreenFaith members and leaders, in their circles, will engage in three GreenFaith Pathways to Power to achieve change: personal transformation, institutional change, and systemic change.

GreenFaith Circles work to change the dominant paradigms through learning, building deep relationships, deepening spiritual practices and shared moral resolve, and developing new leadership skills. Through the collective power they build, GreenFaith Circles will change personal and faith institutions' habits; hold decision-makers accountable, and hold campaigns to ultimately change behaviors, policies, and laws that threaten the climate and our shared future.

Together, GreenFaith Circles across the globe, will build and wield sufficient power to shift culture and influence decision-makers locally, nationally, and internationally in addressing the global climate and environmental crisis.

GreenFaith is the only international interfaith organization working on addressing climate change. GreenFaith has developed an international network that is already in 14 countries presently. GreenFaith's Circles are building collective power, fostering loving mobilization, and advancing changes in behavior, policies, and laws. They are challenging the dominant systems from the moral position of the collective actions of our diverse faiths.

In 2020, GreenFaith has just begun a multi-year launch of new international work. This effort expands GreenFaith's historic work on the national level in the US to the global stage. More than 20,000 individuals have become directly engaged in this urgent work around climate change. GreenFaith is formally launching an initial 14-nation international network of GreenFaith hubs, each populated with GreenFaith Circles: Communities of Care and Resilience. GreenFaith will also call together global faith leaders for collective action in advance of the COP 2020 (or its delayed equivalent).

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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GreenFaith

Board of directors
as of 3/18/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Deborah Prinz

GreenFaith

Mark Brescia

Denise Patel

Philip Brilliant

Flavio Conrado

Fred Profeta

Cynthia Scharf

Jack Gorman

Leo Woodberry

Scott James-Vickery

Irene Woodard

Nathan Kyamanywa

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/01/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/01/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.