Jerusalem Region

המרכז הבין דתי לפיתוח בר-קיימא -Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development

Rabbi Jonathan Neril


Works to catalyze a transition to a sustainable, thriving, and spiritually-aware society through the leadership of faith communities. ICSD reveals the connection between religion and ecology and mobilizes faith communities to act. ICSD manifests these goals primarily through four projects. First, the Faith Inspired Renewable Energy Project, in cooperation with faith institutions in Africa and a renewable energy developer, deploys solar and wind fields to bring electricity to Africans, reduce indoor air pollution and deforestation, and curb climate change. Second, the Interfaith Eco Seminary Engagement Project promotes teaching of ecologically informed theological education, to spur courageous moral leadership for sustainability. Third, short videos provide an effective vehicle for delivering our unique faith-based ecological perspective on Facebook, Twitter, ICSD’s blog, and YouTube. Fourth, ICSD co-organizes Interfaith Environmental Conferences that amplify the voices of religious leaders and scientists on spirituality and ecology.

volunteer opportunities – varied