Footsteps aim to bring together Faith Groups in Birmingham to respond to the challenge of moving to a low carbon future.
Many faith communities are taking their own actions to help the environment; by helping faith groups (including Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims and Sikhs) to come together, we take larger steps towards our common goal.
Footsteps does this by organising multi-faith events to respond to the high carbon present, and take action towards a low carbon future. We try to connect with young people, attract diverse participation, engage with politicians and work with like-minded groups; all the time bringing a faith, ethical and moral dimension to the issues.
Four themes are currently present in Footstep’s work:
- Sustainability is a religious, ethical and moral responsibility.
- We should give more emphasis to genuine quality of life.
- Restoration of the natural environment is needed.
- We seek a transition from extractive individualism to vibrant, cohesive communities.
Footsteps formed after the successful Interfaith Gathering and Walk of Witness on the eve of the Paris Climate Conference in November 2015. We aim to work closely with Friends of the Earth in the future.