Common Ground


Yale hosted Common Ground: Interfaith Cooperation and Environmental Responsibility June 7-11, 2010.


The goals for the program were as follows: 

1. To help participants better understand the current environmental crisis, including its scientific, social, and spiritual dimensions.

2. To provide students with opportunities for meaningful engagement across religious traditions in a hospitable and supportive space, equipping them with skills to navigate the challenges and possibilities of inter-religious encounters.          

3. To provide students with meaningful textual, liturgical, and artistic resources to help them shape their environmental thinking and action.

4. To share with participants skills that will help them develop effective coalitions—intra-faith, interfaith, and religious/secular—for positive environmental change.  It is our hope that participants will return to their schools better equipped to take action on their campuses and in their communities.