Resources on Faith, Ethics and Public Life

United Planet Faith & Science Initiative

Run by the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development, the United Planet Faith & Science Initiative (UPFSI) was founded in 2013 to unite religious figures with leading scientists to collaborate and promote environmental sustainability. The project is centered around web-based meetings between spiritual and scientific leaders worldwide; these meetings are condensed into globally distributed video messages to encourage public awareness, policy action, and faith-based sustainable education. Using social media and other promotional material, UPFSI also engages youth affected by ecological issues. Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former Archbishop of Canterbury Baron Dr. Rowan Williams were key founders of the initiative. UPFSI has also organized several conferences, including one of which united Muslims, Christians, and Jews in discussions regarding interfaith efforts to promote sustainability.

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