Religions for the Earth is designed to call out the moral imperative to care for our natural world and bridge social justice issues to environmental activism. Gathering on the weekend before the United Nations Climate Summit, conference participants will come together across diverse traditions to provide leadership for the earth in a historic and critical moment.  By helping to catalyze action in support of a just and effective international climate treaty, religious and spiritual leaders can help effect a shift in values towards an ecologically and ethically conscious global community.  

At the conference, faith leaders will be connected with other faith leaders within and across traditions, as well as with climate organizers and activists in other sectors in order to create a blueprint for action that will drive change at the local, national and global levels. 

Conference participants will join workshops designed to explore narrative and ritual as tools for organizing, share innovative approaches to climate activism within traditions, strengthen and expand connections between faith leaders and activist organizations, and mobilize participation in a global, multifaith network that will support ongoing activism and commitment to the cause. A contingent from the conference will also participate in the People's Climate March on Sunday, September 21.  

Please note that conference registration is by invitation-only.


Portions of the Religions for the Earth conference, as well as the Multifaith Service, will be live streamed at  


Religions for the Earth will be hosted at Union Theological Seminary in New York, an institution with a history of leadership in social ethics and inter-religious dialogue. The conference is organized by Union Forum, a platform within Union Theological Seminary for discourse about religion and social ethics that helps inform civic action, in conjunction with our Partner Organizations. 

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  • When

    Friday, September 19, 2014 - Sunday, September 21, 2014

  • Where

    Union Theological Seminary
    3041 Broadway
    New York, New York 10027