Since 2006, the GreenFaith Fellowship Program has trained over 200 leaders from more than 25 US states and 7 countries. We train clergy, religious leaders, and active members of churches, temples, mosques, and sanghas from around the world.
GreenFaith Fellows join the Fellowship Community through a 10-month training program which includes two retreats, ten webinars, eco-spiritual writing assignments, and a leadership project that supports the development of local religious-environmental efforts. Applications from a global audience are encouraged.
We are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Fellowship Class, which begins in September 2019.
The application deadline is May 31, 2019.
Submit Part 1 of your Application here.
Submit Part 2 of your Application here. Download and share this form with your Sponsoring Institution, as a required part of the application process.
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Who can apply?
The program is open to people of diverse faiths and spiritualities worldwide who are 21 years of age or older and are committed to spiritually-based environmental work. Participants should have a religious or spiritual background, be excited about interfaith work and collaborating with a religiously, culturally and geographically diverse community of peers.
When and where are the retreats?
There are two retreats for the program, which will be held in November 2019 and May 2020, exact dates TBD. Each retreat is held in the New York City area in locations with easy accessibility from airports and mass transit. Retreats last 4 days/3 nights.
What topics does the training address?
Fellows’ initial training takes place in two stages. During the first, focused on helping Fellows deepen their eco-spiritual identity, Fellows complete a series of brief writing assignments in which they engage their own experiences of the natural world and of pollution , as well as and relevant teachings from their own spiritual or religious tradition. During the second stage, Fellows develop public leadership and relational organizing skills. In addition, Fellows have access to numerous, high-quality webinars on a range of religious-environmental topics.
What does the program cost?
The total program tuition is $1500 USD, and Fellows are responsible for their own travel to and from the two retreats.
Limited scholarships are available based on need and commitment, primarily for Fellows from the Global South. In awarding scholarships, GreenFaith assesses applicants’ commitment to raise a portion of their own tuition and to launching a GreenFaith Circle in their community.
If you would like to request a scholarship