About us

FEN is an Australian hub for strengthening an interfaith dialogue between science and religion. We encourage action between different faith communities regarding ecological insights through holding events, producing publications and sharing information through our networks and on social media. Our network of people is currently representative of Aboriginal, Anglican, Bahá’í, Buddhist, Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Jewish, Hindu, Islamic, Quaker, and Uniting Church faith traditions.

Our aims

  • To share mutual appreciation of religious traditions regarding ecological insights
  • To discern and foster religious reasons for environmental advocacy
  • To strengthen the dialogue of science and religion between different faith groups, professionals and the community


What we do

Through the network we share the experience of religious and cultural diversity which enhances the depths of one’s own religious tradition. We grow in understanding of the connections between faith and ecology. We build up networks within and between faith traditions and environmentalists.

We share mutual appreciation regarding faith and ecology through:          

  • Producing publications about faith and ecology, resources and news
  • Holding public forums based on common faith and ecology themes
  • Dialogue with environmental professionals
  • Development of common statements on issues
  • FEN members passing on information and resources to their faith communities
  • Support of members with an annual enrichment day


We foster religious reasons for advocacy through:

  • Encouragement of action at local faith community level
  • FEN presence at rallies and public events
  • Promotion of FEN statements
  • Communication about opportunities for submissions on issues