We Are 

Interfaith Oceans
Protecting ocean systems and species,
people and cultures,
through faith and science
working together.
Why We are Needed

Interfaith Oceans is a multi-religious program to help preserve, conserve, and restore the gifts given to all in the oceans-- the systems, species, and coastal communities. The oceans support all of life on land with oxygen, food, weather,  livelihoods, and beauty.

Yet you can see the rising, warming sea levels, acidifying sea water, and rapidly declining marine life.  Island and coastal communities are suffering the loss of fisheries, homes, and fresh water, along with devastating storms. . We offer information on the issues, varied religious perspectives (such as Catholic, Protestant, Jewish), and menus for action.

What We Do
What We are Accomplishing

Share Information 

 The Religious Declaration of Ocean Emergency outlines the key issues harming ocean peoples, systems, and species, and the issue pages provide nore information.  The  Interfaith Ocean Ethic offers moral guidance based on shared religious and spiritual principles.  You can use the information to talk and listen heart-to-heart with your faith community, prolife advocates, and elected representatives.

Awaken Others

Faith communities need to fully understand ocean issues, interconnections, and choices in light of their own religion's  teachings, Scriptures, and prophets. Find the posted resources from your faith community or spiritual tradition of the need to care for creation, the  poor, and the oceans. Use it for discussion and guide for individual and group actions.

Take

Action

   A menu of actions is provided that you and your faith community can choose from.  We encourage you to pray together, discuss issues, take actions, support marine protected areas, and get involved in restoration activities and the ocean campaigns of our partners.

World Ocean Day—Breaking Down Rocks of Indifference

June 8, 2020

Time to Take It Slow

March 24, 2020

"The Common Good of the Seas" -- a Catholic plan for caring for the oceans and its vulnerable peoples

February 28, 2020

Compelling Counsel for World Fisheries Day--The Holy See Leads with Guidance on Needed Ocean Actions

December 1, 2019

Take Advantage of These Powerful Faith Teaching Resources for Earth Week

March 27, 2019

Start 2019 With Blessings and Actions--Things You Can Do for the OCEAN

January 6, 2019

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"So what we do to the oceans,

God’s vast blue Creation,

we do to God’s other creations,  

including ourselves. . . ."

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

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