Sixty People Join GreenFaith’s International Fellowship Program

GreenFaith announced today that sixty faith leaders have been named GreenFaith Fellows and will join the 2021 Class of the GreenFaith Fellowship Program.

International Initiative Trains Religious Leaders for Climate & Environmental Leadership

GreenFaith announced today that sixty faith leaders have been named GreenFaith Fellows and will join the 2021 Class of the GreenFaith Fellowship Program.  The Fellowship Program is the only international comprehensive education and training program to prepare religious leaders from diverse religious traditions for climate and environmental leadership.  “We’re thrilled to welcome them to the Program,” said Rev. Fletcher Harper, GreenFaith’s Executive Director.  “We look forward to working with each of them to support their growth as a climate and environmental justice leader.”

Through regional caucus meetings, extensive case studies, monthly and quarterly webinars, the Fellows will engage in education and training in eco-theology, community organizing, as well as climate and environmental justice advocacy. Each Fellow develops their own eco-theology and organizes religious leaders to build communities of care and resilience in response to climate and environmental injustices.  Upon completion of their year in the Fellowship, they will join the Fellowship’s global network and mentor other emerging religious leaders in this field.

The class of 60 Fellows come from diverse religious backgrounds, representing Jewish, Christian, Islamic, Baha’i, Buddhist, Hindu, and Indigenous Religions. The Fellows will also form regional caucuses in the United States, Latin America, Africa, Indonesia, and India. Fellows come from a wide variety of settings, including churches, mosques, temples, universities, campus ministries, NGO’s, and denominational organizations. 

GreenFaith’s Director of Education & Training, Rev. abby mohaupt, directs the Program, with support from the Education & Training Team.  “This program will offer these leaders the opportunity to become well-trained leaders in climate and environmental justice issues,” said mohaupt.  “They will help to create communities of care and resilience that will heal people and the planet.”

GreenFaith is building a global, multi-faith climate and environmental movement. Together our members create communities to transform ourselves, our spiritual institutions, and society to protect the planet and create a compassionate, loving and just world. Founded in 1992, GreenFaith is a leader in the fast-growing climate and environmental justice movement and has won national and international recognition for its work.  For more information, see

The full list of Fellows and their home countries are: 


Sukh Bachan Kaur Chile
Carlos Augusto Lozano Colombia
Paula Andrea Garcés Martinez Colombia
Nudy Maria Oviedo Lozada Colombia
William Porras Colombia
Diana Carolina Peña Murcia Colombia
Azucena Correa Plata Colombia
sarah berry India
Shabana Khan India
subhi dhupar India
Brigitta Isworo Laksmi Indonesia
Faiza Fauziah Indonesia
Gina Karina Indonesia
Nefa Firman Indonesia
Syamsidar S Indonesia
Edith Nyamwange Kenya
Jean Marie Vianney nikobahoze Kenya
Maurine Otieno Kenya
Charles Bakolo Malawi
mansurni abadi Malaysia
Wulandari Wulandari Malaysia
Mayela Manasjan Mexico
Tamar Zehla Jiménez Mexico
Daniela Ochoa Mexico
El jadid Saida Morroco
Al-Mahroof Muhammad Nigeria
Dinkin Kalbeth Nigeria
Olamilekan kolade Fadahunsi Nigeria
Gloria Lozada Puerto Rico
Carmen E. Sotero-Figueroa Puerto Rico
Kubwimana Joseph Rwanda
MAHAME Andrew Rwanda
Medoune Niang Senegal
Marwa Elhaj Sudan
Rianne ten Veen The Netherlands
Bonnie Massey USA
Caitlin Castelaz USA
Fran Teplitz USA
Gail Tierney USA
Jessie Rathburn USA
Jim Robinson USA
Kaley Casenhiser USA
kip Coerper USA
Laura Heller USA
Madison Winters USA
Shweta Arya USA
Vijah Ramjattan USA
Whitney Terrill USA
Jessica Rigel USA
Angela Ngulube Zambia
Collins Shava Zimbabwe
Elizabeth Rudo Munyama Zimbabwe
Jonathan Chihwai Zimbabwe
Tendai Matamba Zimbabwe
Elizabeth Rudo Munyama Zimbabwe
Rumbidzai Chihwai Zimbabwe


Comments (2)

i want to do my part as a member and in my land GERMANY. please sent me more informations about “what can I do” for you here in germany and in europe too. my post adress : Mag.phil Mag.theol . tom eggeling, kolberger street 6 in 26603 aurich/germ.. you also see I’m a philosopher and a theologien. but I’m a journalist and author and an essayist too.

Totally AWESOME. Honored to have been in the first class of Fellows 2008. Blessings Sister Kathleen Deignan, CND

Leave a comment