Faith & the Common Good was established in 2000 to support Canada’s diverse faith and spiritual communities to seek common ground for the common good. We harness the power of diverse faith and spiritual groups through education, capacity building, and collective action to build more resilient and sustainable communities.
Our most popular program, Greening Sacred Spaces, is Canada’s only national, interfaith, non-profit network dedicated to environmental sustainability. We encourage faith communities to undertake greening actions from their individual spiritual teachings and promote a variety of expressions of this action – from waste management measures at a local mosque to a solar panel installation at a neighbourhood church.
Faith & the Common Good supporters have access to a wide array of practical educational tools, services and “How to guides” around conservation (waste, water and energy), edible gardening, climate action, and faith building regeneration. Our services, tools and resources are designed to be accessible to all faith traditions.
On average each year, we work with close to 600 faith communities, from over 14 different spiritual traditions, to host almost 1,000 green events and activities that reach more than 10,000 Canadians.
With 1 of 3 Canadians attending worship regularly, we believe that galvanizing faith groups to be neighborhood sustainability role models is crucial for a greener, healthier, more resilient Canada.