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Nuestra Visión y Misión

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Nuestra visión

Diversas personas de todas las religiones compartiendo el compromiso de cuidar la Tierra.

Nuestra misión

Faith in Place permite a las personas de todas las religiones ser líderes en el cuidado de la Tierra, proporcionando recursos para educar, conectar y defender comunidades más saludables.

Creemos que cuando las personas de fe lideran el movimiento ambiental, es un movimiento enfocado en la justicia y el cuidado de nuestro medio ambiente común. Operamos desde oficinas locales que prestan servicios en Chicago, los suburbios del norte y oeste de Chicago, el norte de Illinois, el centro de Illinois y el sur de Illinois.

Implementamos nuestras cinco áreas de programa:  Energía y Clima ,  Uso sostenible de la tierra y los alimentos ,  Conservación del agua ,  Incidencia y  Empoderamiento de la juventud  - en estrecha colaboración con nuestro  358 socios religiosos y más de 180 Equipos Verdes .  

 

Nuestros socios religiosos y Equipos Verdes ubicados en todo Illinois representan diversas tradiciones religiosas, incluidas las iglesias cristianas ortodoxas, católicas y protestantes; Sinagogas judías de denominación conservadora, reformista y reconstruccionista; Mezquitas musulmanas; y casas de culto zoroástricas, budistas, nativas americanas y bahá'ís.

Who We Work With

Faith in Place partners with communities of faith from diverse religious traditions as well as people who identify as spiritual or motivated by justice but don't identify with a specific faith tradition.

 

Our partners and Green Teams (groups of three or more people from a spiritual community or area who join to create healthier communities by advancing environmental and racial justice) represent diverse traditions, including Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant Christian churches; Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructionist denomination Jewish synagogues; Muslim mosques; and Zoroastrian, Buddhist, Ancestral & Tribal Traditions, and Baha’i houses of worship. Find a Green Team near you here

Where We Work

Faith in Place has Outreach Staff supporting communities across Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. We are also a proud affiliate of Interfaith Power & Light, a national organization working for environmental justice across the United States. 

Program Areas

We implement programs in our five program areas – Climate Change & EnergySustainable Food & Land UseWater Preservation, Advocacy, and Youth Empowerment – in close collaboration with our 358 faith partners and over 180 Green Teams

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Theory of Change

When people of diverse faith and spiritualities engage with a well-coached Green Team, they are empowered to take action to address environmental and racial injustices within their communities. These actions result in healthier, more equitable, and resilient communities.

 

Organizing Methodology

 

Our 20 plus years of doing this work has taught us that the key to achieving our vision is a well-coached Green Team. Green Teams are groups of three or more people from a spiritual community or area who join to create healthier communities by advancing environmental and racial justice. Green Teams work within the context of their community’s unique culture, history, and spiritual practices.

 

Green Teams are trusted messengers, mobilizing members of their broader community for environmental action. Without effective coaching, a Green Team can often struggle to enact the change desired. The loss of a strong leader, the completion of an energizing or exhausting project, or tensions over divergent interests can derail a team operating on good intentions alone. Effective outside coaching is critical to maintaining momentum. 

 

Faith in Place’s Green Team Coaches bring decades of experience working with people of diverse spiritualities across various regions, races, and religions. We provide coaching adapted to each team’s unique circumstances. A well-functioning Green Team works with their designated Green Team Coach – a trained Faith in Place staff person - to implement our programs in our five program areas: Climate Change & EnergySustainable Food & Land UseWater Preservation, Advocacy, and Youth Empowerment

Nuestros principios

Con el fin de inspirar a la mayor cantidad posible de personas de fe a tomar medidas con impactos ambientales significativos, los programas de Faith in Place están diseñados para ser adaptables y atractivos. Respetamos la diversidad teológica y social y nos esforzamos por hacer que nuestros programas sean relevantes para las personas fieles de cualquier religión, edad, raza y clase socioeconómica.

Al vivir nuestros principios, a menudo organizamos conversaciones sobre la raza y el medio ambiente, y muchos de nuestros programas se han creado a partir de ideas que surgieron en estas discusiones. Faith in Place trabaja para todas las personas de todas las religiones en todo Illinois, ayudando a cada comunidad de fe a aplicar su propia cultura, historia, contexto y teología únicos con pasos prácticos para que puedan cuidar mejor la Tierra.

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