Over many decades religious congregations have made a pivotal contribution to the well-being of peoples and society on the North American continent. Well before the end of the 20th century, we began to pay attention to other perspectives. We began to listen to the voices speaking with great urgency, the voices of nature clamoring to be heard. We began to connect with stories that are larger and longer than our human story.
Drawing on new insights, many groups began to re-think our traditional ways of relating to our commonly-held lands. We became aware that land in its multivalent forms holds an essential key to the healing of the deep alienation in our culture. The Religious Lands Conservancy Project explores this radically different context for making decisions about land. Through preserving their land, Congregations participate in a deep spiritual, ecological, social and economic healing in their regions.