Program Partners and Projects

World Stewardship Institute (WSI) currently sponsors twelve projects, each of which fits within the mission of WSI. Each project is operates independently within its own organizational structure, mission, goals, and funding toward those ends. Each project adheres to financial, governing, and reporting criteria congruent with the 501-c-3 nonprofit status of WSI. Fred Krueger coordinates WSI.

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The Center for Deep Green Faith

Deeply rooted and embracing of heart and soul. We believe a deeply held Christian faith can support us in our love for all creation. God’s love proclaimed in the bible includes all creation in its work of salvation, redemption, and holiness. Our habits of environmental destruction have spiritual roots and call for spiritual renewal. We must attend to the needs of both faith and creation.


contact Christians Caring for Creation Prayer Network

Christians Caring for Creation Prayer Network

This network features a periodical prayer list of environmental issues from across America. Issues are publicized and recipients pray for help, healing and inspiration for those involved. Connie Hanson, in Pasadena, California, has managed this unique issue-focused network for almost ten years. She has developed a national support network and database through which she circulates periodic prayer lists. She receives requests for prayer assistance from churches, members and a variety of sources.


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Christians for the Mountains

Christians For The Mountains (CFTM) is an Appalachian network that advocates that Christians and their churches recognize a responsibility to address mountaintop removal as an inappropriate method of coal extraction and seeks ways of living that respect people and the land. CFTM is nondenominational and non-partisan, but does take a stance in advocacy for justice, righteousness, and peace for the land and its people. CFTM seeks to be respectful to all voices seeking truth. Dr. Robert Marshall and Allen Johnson are co-founders.


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Earth Restoration Team

Many prominent scientists, including Pulitzer Prize winner E. O. Wilson have concluded that “…we are in the midst of one of the great extinction spasms of geological history.”  If current trends continue, great harm will be done to humanity and to the Earth’s ecosystem. This threat to the future of humanity is principally due to two factors; climate change and the destruction of tropical rain forests. The mission of the Earth Restoration Team (ERT) is to work toward finding a plan that resolves both of these crises, while simultaneously improving our quality of life. This will be done through a combination of analysis and education.


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Interfaith Oceans

Interfaith Oceans bases its work on ocean science and common shared principles of faith across all religions that we did not create this earth or oceans, but we are responsible to care for: God’s gift of the earth, specifically the oceans; the poor, especially the coastal poor, harmed by ocean destruction; our youth, and raise them in the ways of compassion and good action; and future generations. To address the spectrum of ocean issues, the NRCCC has helped Interfaith Oceans articulate moral and ethical guidelines for all people of faith that will provide direction on a right relationship to the oceans and help people everywhere protect and save the world’s great oceans.


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The National Religious Coalition on Creation Care

This national religious coalition takes the environmental policy statements of mainstream religious institutions and presents them to the White House, to the Congress, and to other institutions of government. This effort preserves awareness of the moral and ethical principles that maintain our democratic institutions and that underlie environmental issues. This coalition is co-chaired by Reverend Owen Owens, past chair of the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Working Group, and Rabbi Warren Stone, past chair of the Central Conference of American Rabbis’ Environmental Affairs Committee; it is coordinated by Frederick Krueger from offices in Santa Rosa, CA.


contact Opening the Book of Nature

Opening the Book of Nature

Opening the Book of Nature (OBN) helps individuals learn spiritual lessons from wild nature. This program helps participants increase their appreciation of wild nature as God’s creation and at the same time deepen their faith. A national network of facilitators exists to help participants learn about God from the land. This forms a basis for spiritual experience and an ability to see deeper into the roots of ecological degradation. Dr. Robin Gottfried is developing a research program on the implications of OBN at the Center for Religion and the Environment at University of the South, Sewannee, Tennessee.


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Planetary Emergency Institute

The development of human rights thinking in the United Nations and the Catholic Church has operated on a separate track from the development of thinking regarding environmental concerns. Climate stability is the most pressing earth system problem and not only should not be neglected by human rights thinkers or actively resisted in human rights circles; rather, a stable climate system should be considered a basic human right.


contact Religious Campaign for Forest Conservation

Religious Campaign for Forest Conservation

RCFC helps churches, synagogues and civic organizations understand why forest issues are moral issues. It conducts forest restoration programs; promote statements on the importance of forest protection, and emphasizes saving all public forests and old growth forests. It promotes tropical reforestation and manages projects for rainforest restoration in Belize and Guatemala where it helps educate local people to the many values of their native forests. The RCFC also promotes A Vision for Forestry in the 21st Century, circulated as a tool for education and action.


contact The Orthodox Fellowship of the Transfiguration

The Orthodox Fellowship of the Transfiguration

The Orthodox Fellowship of the Transfiguration (OFT) exists to hallow God’s Name “on earth as it is in heaven” by seeking the transfiguration of creation through the activation of the Christian calling toward transfigured life. In the context of the liturgical life of the Church, the OFT seeks to help extend the transfiguring activity of the sacraments into all creation through ascetic practice, the keeping of the commandments, and the acquisition of virtue, thus restoring the beauty and integrity of God’s earthly temple.


contact The Religious Campaign for Wilderness

The Religious Campaign for Wilderness

This organization articulates and promotes the Spiritual Values of Wilderness in such a way that statements on specific wild areas are developed using local people. Petitions and statements are then produced, suitable for presentation to legislators. In the process a religious rationale for wilderness protection is promoted. For perspective religion is always born in wilderness, never the city. Judaism was born in the desert wilderness. Jesus prepared for his ministry, not in the temple, but in wilderness.  We are recovering a religious understanding of the spiritual values of wilderness. The values of wilderness relate to better practice of our faith and an awareness that the earth is sacred.


Smaller Programs

Opening the Book of Nature

  • Santa Rosa, California

SF Bay Climate Restoration Circle

  • Alameda, California

Face of God film

A subordinate program of The Orthodox Fellowship of the Transfiguration.

  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Christ in the Wilderness

A subordinate program of The Orthodox Fellowship of the Transfiguration.

  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Temporarily Inactive Programs

Amazonian Childrens’ Educational Project

  • Stanford, California and Lima, Peru 

The Eco-Chaplaincy Initiative (TEI)

  • Swannanoa, North Carolina

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