Over the years, The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development has received extensive media coverage from dozens of TV, radio, and printed media outlets for its various activities. Our interfaith environmental conferences in Jerusalem and North America feature Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religious leaders addressing the religious importance of stewardship of the earth.
Imagine traveling with a group of people on a boat sailing across the beautiful water. But then one of them pulls out a drill and begins boring a hole down through the center of the hull. An uproar ensues where the passengers demand to know: “Why are you doing this?” The man answers, “What does it concern you? Am I not drilling under my own place?” Stating the obvious, the rest reply, “But you will flood the boat for all of us!”
My burgeoning love of the environment began during a 1978 Muppets’ television special. It featured Buffalo Springfield singing “For What It’s Worth,” parodying the original song using Muppet animals. The song’s refrain: “Everybody stop! Hey! What’s that sound? Everybody look what’s going down” brought a connection of my values (the love of wildlife) to a cause (protecting them) as seen through a child’s version of conservation.
Today’s world faces countless environmental issues - air, water and land pollution; climate change; global warming; deforestation; overpopulation; waste disposal; ozone layer depletion – and the list goes on. These serious issues affect our lives in diverse ways, yet many of us do not realize that our awareness of these environmental challenges and the small changes we can make in our day-to-day lives can have a positive effect on the environment.
Detta enligt rabbin Yonatan Neril som står bakom den nya “Eco Bible” (Eko-Bibeln), en samling bibelkommentarer av både rabbiner som levde...
- Jul 23, 2020, Groundbreaking New Eco Bible Connects Both Spiritual and Ecological Wisdom of Hebrew Bible
A groundbreaking new Eco Bible explores the Hebrew Bible’s ecological as well as spiritual wisdom, to address humanity’s greatest challenges in protecting life on Earth. Eco Bible connects the Five Books of Moses/Pentateuch, and Jewish rabbis’ biblical teachings past and present, with contemporary scientific understanding of human health, biodiversity, and environmental protection of air, land and water.
- Nov 9, 2019, Nearby fires don’t deter LA religious leaders from ecological gathering
Within miles of the Easy Fire, religious leaders from Los Angeles met to promote faith-based ecological sustainability. The Los Angeles Symposium on Ecologically Informed Theological Education took place from Sunday to Tuesday, Nov. 3-5, at American Jewish University’s Brandeis Bardin Campus near Simi Valley.
- Sep 5, 2019, As Pope Visits, Plans Move Forward for Large Solar Field on Church Land in Mozambique
An MOU and two land-lease agreements were signed for large-scale solar fields on Anglican church lands in Mozambique and Eswatini, as part of the Faith Inspired Renewable Energy project, a collaboration between the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD), renewable energy company Gigawatt Global, and the Anglican Church in Northern Mozambique and Eswatini.
- Jul 26, 2017, Amidst Violence and Crushing Heat, Jerusalem Religious Leaders Agree on Urgency of Curbing Climate Change
As Jerusalem experiences another wave of violent conflict and punishing heat, Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders came together to urge people of all faiths to help curb climate change.