ARC and the Faiths
ARC works with 12 faiths world wide. These faiths
and their networks embrace 85% of the world's population: some 5
billion human beings.
Drawing on their traditions, faith communities are
working in countless ways to care for the environment. Each faith
has its own distinctive history and teachings, and its own unique
relationship with the natural world.
This section outlines the basics of each faith's
history, beliefs and teachings on ecology. At the end of each
faith section are links for further information.
Around the world religious organisations have
immense influence socially, educationally, politically and
culturally both at national and local levels. This influence,
combined with their spiritual insight and commitment makes them
one of the most powerful agents for social change in civil society.
For more on this aspect of working with religious organisations