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Faith-Based “Solar in Africa” Project

The project will put into practice religious teachings on creation care through rapid deployment of solar energy and sustainable rural development in order to combat climate change and support sustainable development in Africa. The project aims to establish a practical, scalable mechanism to support a pipeline of investment and deployment of at least $1 billion in solar photovoltaic projects of 5 MW or larger in Africa over the next five years, via a new strategic partnership model of faith institutions and communities in Africa (Christian, Muslim, and Jewish).
 
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The Seminary Faith and Ecology Project 

This initiative promotes Christian, Muslim, and Jewish seminary education on faith and ecology. By focusing on the formation of the education and values of emerging clergy and faith leaders, ICSD seeks to create a multiplier effect that will spread to the student future communities and congregations. ICSD organizes workshops for seminary directors, faculty members, and students, as well as publishes issued the first-ever reports on faith and ecology courses in seminaries in North America, Rome, and the Holy Land.

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The Women’s Interfaith Ecology Project brings together young Christian, Muslim, and Jewish women in Jerusalem through workshops and events aimed at promoting environmental sustainability, strengthening trans-community relations, and overcoming religious differences.

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The Faith and Science Earth Alliance engages the world’s principal religion and science leaders, bringing them together for a united message of environmental protection. Through teleconferencing, conferences and momentous meetings, the project produces valuable content with which to engage the public.  Video content from these meetings, disseminated via social media and news outlets has proven to be effective in promoting public awareness, political will, policy, and action.

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Interfaith Environmental Conferences provide a forum for religious leaders and scientists to meet, network and speak about the intersection of faith and environmental issues. In conjunction with our partners, ICSD organized four interfaith environmental conferences in 2016. The conferences received broad media coverage by over 60 international media outlets.

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Eco Israel Tours and Jewish Eco Seminars,
engage a range of participants on the connection between ecology, Israel, and faith teachings. A faith- ecological tour of Jerusalem’s Machane Yehuda Market is one of twelve programs offered. In the past five and a half years the program has had over 3,000 participants.

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