Acts of Faith

Choo, Kristin
August 2006
Planning;Aug/Sep2006, Vol. 72 Issue 8, p30
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the growing number of faith-based organizations in the U.S. who are taking the lead in environment action. Efforts range from reducing energy consumption, restoring Brownfields, and conserving water resources and green spaces. Among the proponents are religious historians John Grim and Mary Tucker, who have logged over 100 faith-based environmental projects on their web site. Shireen Pishdadi, congregational outreach coordinator at Chicago, Illinois-based Faith in Place, focus on creating humane alternatives to livestock raised on factory farms. The Church in the City initiative was formed by Roman Catholic Bishop Anthony Pilla of Cleveland, Ohio to study the causes of out-migration and come up with solutions.


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