EE: Working with Faith-Based Communities

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This is a professional development course designed for educators and faith leaders working at the intersection of faith and the environment. The link between faith, community and the environment puts religious groups in an important position to be leaders in transforming attitudes and behavior with respect to promoting environmental stewardship. The objective of this course is to increase your capacity to effectively develop programs that support environmental awareness, stewardship, and sustainable communities.

Topics covered in this course will include: 

  1. Religious basis for environmental concern. 
  2. Facilitating dialogue between faith and non-faith groups working in environmental education and community change. 
  3. Past and present approaches to environmental justice work. 
  4. Environmental Education Guidelines in a faith context.
Dates: 2014-02-12 00:00:00 to 2014-03-14 00:00:00 Course Size:

30 educators

Course Fee:


Learning Platform:

Google Apps for Education and Facebook Course

Course Requirements:

Computer with Internet Connection


EE and Faith - Announcement.pdf

Course Facilitator:

Justin G. Smith – Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University

Currently closed for credit, Open for self-study For self-study, go to course site:

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