Faith and Energy
We all use energy in our personal lives, work lives and faithlives. However, as individuals and a community we must work to diversify our energy use, transitioning to clean and sustainable energy such as wind and solar power in order to be good stewards of God's Creation. Our use of energy often comes at a cost to God's planet and people. The nation's dependence on fossil fuel based energy, such as coal, oil and natural gas, threatens the economy, public health, and security.
About Our Work
The National Council of Churches is working to help people of faith move to energy sources that help all people share in God's abundance without harming God's Creation, recognizing the different challenges that each community, state and region faces in both energy use and production. Our work includes greening churches to become more energy efficient or using emerging technologies such as smart grids. We also seek ways to improve current energy development practices used for natural gas, oil, and coal. We have themed 2012 as the year of "Ethics of Energy."
Get resources to make your church and home more energy efficient, and find cleaner energy sources. Click here.
Learn More about where energy comes from, what energy practices foster good stewardship, and what practices are harmful to God's Creation. Check out other issues related to energy consumption Hydraulic fracturing (aka "fracking") for natural gas. Gulf oil spill and Mountaintop removal coal mining.
For More Information Contact:
Eco-Justice Program Office
National Council of Churches
110 Maryland Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20002