Footsteps Faiths for a Low Carbon Future

Footsteps brings together faith groups in Birmingham, to respond to the challenge of moving to a low carbon future.

What is Footsteps?

Many faith communities are taking their own actions to help the environment; by coming together we can take footsteps side-by-side towards our common goal.  The main way Footsteps does this is by organising interfaith and multi-faith events to explore our responses to the high carbon present, and take action towards a low carbon future.

Footsteps (Faiths for a Low Carbon Future) is a project of Birmingham Council of Faiths reg. charity no. 1015006

How Can I Get Involved?

Check our events listing, to see the Footsteps events.  These are open to people of all faiths and no particular faith in Birmingham, who are concerned about the challenge of moving to a low carbon future, and how we can work together to achieve this.

Our Work Footsteps works on six key themes, plus annual focus themes

Faith & Values

The world’s major faith traditions share values that underpin their action on climate change.

Community

Footsteps provides spaces where people can share faith perspectives on the environment and take ideas back into their own communities and places of worship.

Earth Care

Many faith traditions share the belief that we have a collective responsibility to care for the earth and its people.

Encouragement

Footsteps provides encouragement to those directly involved at place of worship, faith community and city level.

Climate Emergency

Across the world, leaders of both faith communities and cities recognise that we face a crisis and are speaking out.

Young People

Footsteps endeavours to involve young people in its work and activities, not least because young people will be the generation most affected by, but which has done least to cause, climate change.

Faith Community Map

The BCF Footsteps Birmingham Faith Community map contains information about Birmingham’s 800+ places of worship and faith-based organisations.

Saving Energy

Helping Birmingham’s faith communities move to a low carbon future in practical and locally based ways are important areas of Footsteps’ ongoing work.

Statements & Reports

Footsteps has written letters to leaders, made statements and published reports on key climate issues over the past five years.

Upcoming Events Footsteps organises events to bring people of different faiths together,
to work for a low carbon future: all are welcome.

Events

  • Heat Pump Workshop
    9 Mar 2024
    St Francis of Assisi
    A workshop for faith communities, exploring the benefits of switching to heat pumps.  Hear from experts and people who have had heat pumps installed in their own homes and faith buildings. Footsteps has organised this workshop specifically for faith communities to share the benefits of using heat pumps in place...
  • From Global Solidarity To Local Action
    12 Mar 2024
    All Saints Church Centre
    The Letters from the Global South exhibition is coming to All Saints Church and Footsteps is taking the opportunity to explore how the exhibition and the Climate and Ecology Bill can inspire local action. Come to find out how you can make a difference to the climate and biodiversity crisis...
  • Ride for Their Lives
    24 Mar 2024
    Centenary Square
    Footsteps is supporting this event led by Ride for Their Lives, an "international collaboration of healthcare providers riding together to explore the actions we must take to protect the planet for our patients and children." Birmingham will welcome the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health to their annual conference...

Events

  • Heat Pump Workshop
    9 Mar 2024
    A workshop for faith communities, exploring the benefits of switching to heat pumps.  Hear from experts and people who have had heat pumps installed in their own homes and faith buildings. Footsteps has organised this workshop specifically for faith communities to share the benefits of using heat pumps in place...
  • From Global Solidarity To Local Action
    12 Mar 2024
    The Letters from the Global South exhibition is coming to All Saints Church and Footsteps is taking the opportunity to explore how the exhibition and the Climate and Ecology Bill can inspire local action. Come to find out how you can make a difference to the climate and biodiversity crisis...
  • Ride for Their Lives
    24 Mar 2024
    Footsteps is supporting this event led by Ride for Their Lives, an "international collaboration of healthcare providers riding together to explore the actions we must take to protect the planet for our patients and children." Birmingham will welcome the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health to their annual conference...