Activist, Environmental and Social Justice Organizations

National Religious Partnership for the Environment

“The National Religious Partnership for the Environment is a federation of major American faith communities. With a commitment ‘to be ourselves, together,’ each of our faith groups is implementing distinctive programs on behalf of a common mission: We act in faith to cherish and protect God’s creation. Our goal is to integrate commitment to global sustainability and environmental justice permanently into all aspects of religious life.” In January 1990, at a Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders in Moscow, the late Dr. Carl Sagan presented an “Open Letter to the Religious Community” signed by 32 world-renowned scientists. In Moscow, 271 spiritual leaders from 83 countries signed their names to the document which was titled “Preserving and Cherishing the Earth: An Appeal for Joint Commitment in Science and Religion.”