Footsteps (Faiths for a Low Carbon Future) brings 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 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.
A small organising committee, with representatives from each of the main faith groups, meets once every few months to plan the events.
Footsteps first came together to organise events in the run-up to the Paris Climate Conference, in November 2015. We are inspired by the Lambeth Declaration, signed by leaders from across the major faiths in Britain, which call us “to care for the earth and have a responsibility to live creatively and sustainably in a world of finite resources.”
Footsteps is now a project under Birmingham Council of Faiths, an organisation set up to “promote and maintain harmonious relations between people of different faiths in the city”.
degrees that we must limit global warming to, to avoid catastrophic climate change
Major faith groups in Birmingham, along with many smaller groups
percentage of Brummies who identified as having a faith in the last census
years in which we need to significantly shift to a low carbon society
major multi-faith events Footsteps aims to host each year
people we share Planet Earth with