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The eco-approach to managing faith-owned buildings

Faiths own a LOT of buildings, from cathedrals to temples, mosques to gurdwaras and more.

But that's not all – faiths also manage around half of the world's schools and a significant proportion of health care facilities in developing countries. For example, the Catholic Church is the largest non-governmental provider of health care in the world , managing just over a quarter of the world's health care facilities.

And then there are all the office buildings, community halls, pilgrim centres and accommodation that faith groups provide. All this means that buildings make up a substantial proportion of a faith group's assets.

What are the best ways of managing buildings – both existing properties and new constructions – in an environmentally friendly way? And how can we 'green' all the purchasing and consumption that goes with them?

FaithInvest and the International Network for Conservation and Religions will be holding a webinar on Thursday November 19, 14.00 GMT, to discuss these issues. Through case studies, we will explore the practical and theological aspects of buildings and construction within the faith-environment context, including practical examples of healthcare provision and purchasing policies of faith organisations.

We've got a great line up of speakers:

  • Rev Susan Hendershot, Interfaith Power & Light

  • Rev Dr Al Bailey, New Psalmist Baptist Church

  • Peter Nitschke of Plastic Bank.

Register here:

This is part of the Faith Long-term Plans programme of webinars. To find out more, see our Events page.


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