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About the Organization

Uniting for a Sustainable Future

Humanity faces unprecedented challenges to sustainable life on the planet. The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD) is the largest interfaith environmental organization in the Middle East. ICSD’s mission is to catalyze a transition to a sustainable, thriving, and spiritually-aware society through the leadership of faith communities. Based in Jerusalem, ICSD unites faith communities, teachers and leaders to promote co-existence, peace, and sustainability through advocacy, education and action-oriented projects. Read more about the Channels of Action here or see our Theory of Change diagram by clicking here. Working with numerous foundations, private donors, and clients, ICSD has successfully implemented a range of projects from hosting interfaith environmental conferences to facilitating ecotourism in the Holy Land to conducting faith and ecology workshops for students of religion.

ICSD provides thought-leadership to faith-based communities and beyond through our writing, speaking, teaching and advocacy. Our collection of reports, articles, course and syllabus collections, blog, and other resources provide a unique access point for leaders and followers of faith-based communities alike to explore the connections between their tradition and contemporary environmental issues. These resources can be used by anyone: individuals, formal and informal educators, clergy members, and lay members of religious communities. Thought-leadership is central to our work in creating a more conscious, sustainable and spiritually aware human society while building bridges between the religions of the planet, and between the scientific and religious communities. Click to read about ICSD in SpanishItalian, French, German, Portuguese, Dutch or Russian.

To read ICSD’s 2015 Annual Report, click here.

ICSD is registered as a non-profit organization in Israel (amuta), and is fiscally sponsored in the U.S. by Jumpstart, a registered 501(c)3. ICSD holds affiliate status with The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, but is not as accredited member of the Association. ATS is a membership organization of more than 270 graduate schools of theology. The Julia Burke Foundation (US) has provided significant support to ICSD since 2011. Other current or past supporters include the Opaline Fund (US), the Sinton Family Fund (US), the Schutz Polis Family Foundation, the Miron Wapner Family

Fund, the British Shalom/Salaam Trust (England), the German Embassy– Tel Aviv,  Anne Frank Fonds, and private donors. To join these funders in supporting us in this important work, click here to donate now.

 

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