The Multifaith Network for Climate Justice (MNCJ) began in April 2019
when pastors and leaders of over 20 Bellingham faith/wisdom communities
received an invitation to create a network to share Creation Care & Climate
Justice activities. The responses were swift and supportive. The first
meeting was held within a month of the invitation and 25 representatives
from these faith communities attended. We continue to meet monthly to focus
on what we can do as a faith community to raise our voices on behalf of
protecting the earth and all creation.
The Multifaith Network for Climate Justice envisions a just
and compassionate world with a healthy Web of Life.
Rooted in our spiritual and moral responsibility to protect the Earth,
our common home, we engage the faith and wisdom traditions to respond to
the many environmental and social impacts of the climate crises.
Values and Beliefs that Guide Us
- The Web of Life is sacred, interconnected, and imperiled by the climate crises.
- The climate crises are being worsened by human activity.
- The environmental and climate crises are having disproportionately adverse
impacts on marginalized human and nonhuman communities.
- Both spiritual wisdom and scientific knowledge are integral to informing our
responses to the social and environmental impacts of climate crises.
- We are stronger when we unify our diverse traditions, and collaborate with
impacted communities and civic, social justice, and environmental groups to educate,
organize and act.