Our Vision and Mission
Diverse people of all faiths sharing the commitment to care for the Earth.
Faith in Place empowers Illinois people of all faiths to be leaders in caring for the Earth, providing resources to educate, connect, and advocate for healthier communities.
We believe that when people of faith lead the environmental movement, it is a movement focused on justice and care for our common environment. We operate from local offices serving Chicago, the North and West Suburbs of Chicago, Lake County, Central Illinois, and Southern Illinois.
We implement our five program areas – Energy & Climate, Sustainable Food & Land Use, Water Preservation, Advocacy, and Youth Leadership & Empowerment – in close collaboration with our 358 faith partners and 140 Green Teams.
Our faith partners and Green Teams located throughout Illinois represent diverse religious traditions, including Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant Christian churches; Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructionist denomination Jewish synagogues; Muslim mosques; and Zoroastrian, Buddhist, Native American, and Baha’i houses of worship.
In order to inspire as many people of faith as possible to take action with significant environmental impacts, Faith in Place’s programs are designed to be adaptable and engaging. We respect theological and social diversity and strive to make our programs relevant to faithful people of any religion, age, race, and socio-economic class.
In living out our principles, we often host conversations on race and the environment, and many of our programs have been created out of ideas that emerged in these discussions. Faith in Place works for all people of all faiths throughout Illinois, helping each faith community apply their own unique culture, history, context, and theology with practical steps for them to better care for the Earth.