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The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD)

The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD)
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15 Members

Traditions: Christian, Islam, Jewish

Action Area: Environment, Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation

Region: Middle East and North Africa

Website: http://www.interfaithsustain.com/

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  Past, current, and planned Channels of Action of ICSD include:


1. Interfaith-Environmental Conferences: providing a forum for religious leaders and scientists to speak out on the intersection of faith and environmental issues. ICSD has organized, in conjunction with our partners, four interfaith environmental conferences. The conferences received broad media coverage in over 60 international media outlets.


2. Eco Tourism in the Holy Land: Through its Israel-based eco-educational tourism projects, ICSD will continue to engage groups in Israel on the connection between ecology, Israel, and when desired, faith teachings. The separate websites of these two branches can be viewed by clicking to Eco Israel Tours and Jewish Eco Seminars. These branches generate income for ICSD.


3. Faith and Ecology Workshops for Women and for Students of Religion: bringing together Muslims, Christians and Jews for interactive workshops and gatherings. The program will cultivate emerging leaders that will advance the common cause of environmental sustainability. Through the shared goal of environmental sustainability,they will promote coexistence and religious tolerance. Part of the project is implemented in collaboration with Rabbis for Human Rights.


4. Online Engagement on Faith and Ecology: ICSD has undertaken a social media campaign based on the video,”We Have Only One Home: Global Faith Leaders Addressing the Ecological Crisis.” The video includes statements by global faith leaders on ecology and protecting our environment, including the Dalai Lama, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, and Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. In addition, ICSD has assembled the web’s largest video collection on faith and ecology. The collection can be accessed by clicking here.


5. The United Planet Faith & Science Initiative: uses video teleconferencing to engage the world’s principal spiritual leaders with the most respected scientific leaders in the domains of climate, ecology, and biodiversity. Videos of meeting highlights will be promoted globally and online media campaigns launched in parallel, to promote and engage communities worldwide.

ICSD promotes and manifests an inter-religious vision for environmental sustainability

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Rabbi Yonatan Neril

Post Office Box 28156

(972) 547 234 973

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June 5, 2017 12:56 PM

Reflections on the Importance of Ecology in Seminary

Rabbi Yonatan reflects on the importance of ecological literacy in seminary training. 


May 12, 2014 6:08 AM

Gathering and Gardening over Watermelon and Zatar -

ICSD Kicks-off new phase of Women’s Interfaith Ecology Project


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May 12, 2014 3:25 AM

The United Planet Faith & Science Initiative

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