RWE Mission Statement

Religious Witness for the Earth (RWE) is a national, independent, interfaith network dedicated to creating a society in which human beings live in loving, just relationships with one another and with all Creation.

In fulfilling our mission, we are committed to being:

  • Interfaith — We welcome people of all religions and spiritual paths without discrimination.
  • Multicultural — Understanding that diverse ecosystems are the most resilient, we embrace the full diversity of people into the call to heal the earth.
  • Interdependent — Working closely with many religious and environmental organizations, we are indebted to all and beholden to none.
  • Grassroots — We are a membership-based network of both clergy and laity.
  • Activist — Our primary strategy is public witness, from outdoor worship to nonviolent civil disobedience.
  • Nonviolent — Believing that any form of violence is spiritually harmful and strategically counterproductive, we aspire to love in all our endeavors.