Faith & the Common Good (FCG) is a Canadian national charity and interfaith network founded in 2000 on the belief that our diverse faith congregations and spiritual communities can be powerful role models for the common good.
Our network is composed of people of faith, hope, and spirit who, despite our differences in theology, dress and culture, share a calling to protect our ecosystem and a passion for community service.
The Greening Sacred Spaces program is the main program of Faith & the Common Good. We work with religious communities of all faiths to promote care for the earth. This can be both through the worship building itself (church, mosque, synagogue, etc.) or through the lives of the congregational members and the community.
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the social fabric of our communities by exposing how some of the most important members of our community, for example the working poor and elderly, are disproportionately affected and made vulnerable by the pandemic’s effects. However, throughout this challenging time, we have also seen how the strength of our faith communities has brought hope and relief to those most impacted by this virus. Faith leaders and faith communities are playing a crucial role in providing essential services to people in terms of food, shelter, medical supplies, companionship and counselling during the COVID-19 pandemic.