The University of Chicago Religion and Environment Initiative (REI) is a community of students, scholars, activists, and others motivated by shared concern over our environmental crisis to:
explore the relationships between religious worldviews and the
educate people of faith, environmentalists, and others about these
promote environmental concern as a religious issue;
explore the potential for religious institutions to encourage
environmental awareness and action;
facilitate relationships among campus environmental and religious
organizations and off-campus organizations such as local
congregations, seminaries, and environmental groups; and
serve as a model of interfaith commitment to positive environmental
values and practices, both at the community and individual levels.
To accomplish these goals, REI will encourage dialogue about these issues, sponsor educational events and service activities, compile and distribute a Resource Handbook on Religion and the Environment, and develop and maintain an informational web site.