Faith Based Environmental Initiatives in Canada

Joanne Moyer: The King's University 


This website features research about faith communities in Canada engaging with environmental issues. Descriptions of the activities of all organizations and communities we have researched are provided in the Faith Communities section. We are also collecting literature by and about faith communities and organizations in Canada.

The Projects

1. Environmental Worldviews in Faith-Based Organizations: Exploring the Nexus between  Transformative Learning and Action (2013-2014): Post-doctoral Research funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council


2. How Are Faith Communities Engaging Environmental Sustainability in Canada? (2016-2019): Insight Development Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

The Research Team

Primary Investigator

Dr. Joanne M. Moyer is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Geography at The King’s University in Edmonton, Alberta. Her broader research interests centre on the relationships between humans and their socio-ecological environments, the factors that influence these relationships, and how these relationships can be modified and transformed. She has spearheaded research exploring faith-based organizations and communities engaged in environmental work in Canada. She has also studied faith-based organizations doing environment and development work in Kenya, focusing on learning for sustainability in this context.

See university bio


Research Collaborators

Dr. A. John Sinclair, Professor and Acting Director, Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Manitoba

Dr. Sinclair supervises students working on these projects at the University of Manitoba.

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Dr. Stephen Bede Scharper, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and School of the Environment, University of Toronto

Dr. Scharper provided mentorship for the post-doctoral project (2013-2014)

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Student Researchers

We acknowledge with gratitude the students who have participated in these projects:

Justine Backer (University of Manitoba)

Kathryn Binnema (The King’s University)

Claire Brandenbarg (The King’s University)

Alex Velsink (The King’s University)


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