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.

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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.

2021: Glasgow Ready

Footsteps events and activities during 2021 – which are all likely to remain on-line at least until June – will focus on preparation for Glasgow by ‘Building Back Better’.

Just Transition

Many of Footsteps’ activities involve working through places of worship and faith communities in Birmingham to help achieve a just transition to a low carbon future and a sustainable world.

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

  • Faiths join the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice
    • Faiths join the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice

    • 06/11/2021
    • at Gather at Millennium Point, Birmingham, B4 7XG.
    • All are welcome to join the Faith Block on the Birmingham March for the Climate.  As the COP26 climate talks begin in Glasgow, people will be standing up for climate justice around the UK.  The COP26 Coalition hope that 250,000 people will march across every major city. "World leaders and...
  • Interfaith Blessing & Open Mic Sharing for Climate Justice
    • Interfaith Blessing & Open Mic Sharing for Climate Justice

    • 06/11/2021
    • at The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, B4 6AF.
    • All are welcome to join this interfaith blessing and open mic sharing of our faith perspectives on climate justice. As the COP26 climate talks begin in Glasgow, faith communities and individuals in Birmingham are invited to join us on 6th November to witness for climate justice. Thanks to Central England...
  • Action not Words
    • Action not Words

    • 21/11/2021
    • at Carrs Lane Church Centre, Birmingham, B4 7UG.
    • Action not Words: what can Birmingham do after the Climate Conference? Following the COP26 Glasgow Climate Conference, Birmingham Faith Leaders Group is holding a conference, open to all faith communities and individuals concerned about what to do next for climate justice. This is a hybrid event, with the option to...

Events

  • Faiths join the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice
    • Faiths join the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice

    • 06/11/2021
    • at Gather at Millennium Point, Birmingham, B4 7XG.
    • All are welcome to join the Faith Block on the Birmingham March for the Climate.  As the COP26 climate talks begin in Glasgow, people will be standing up for climate justice around the UK.  The COP26 Coalition hope that 250,000 people will march across every major city. "World leaders and...
  • Interfaith Blessing & Open Mic Sharing for Climate Justice
    • Interfaith Blessing & Open Mic Sharing for Climate Justice

    • 06/11/2021
    • at The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, B4 6AF.
    • All are welcome to join this interfaith blessing and open mic sharing of our faith perspectives on climate justice. As the COP26 climate talks begin in Glasgow, faith communities and individuals in Birmingham are invited to join us on 6th November to witness for climate justice. Thanks to Central England...
  • Action not Words
    • Action not Words

    • 21/11/2021
    • at Carrs Lane Church Centre, Birmingham, B4 7UG.
    • Action not Words: what can Birmingham do after the Climate Conference? Following the COP26 Glasgow Climate Conference, Birmingham Faith Leaders Group is holding a conference, open to all faith communities and individuals concerned about what to do next for climate justice. This is a hybrid event, with the option to...