An Interfaith Ecology: Rev. Brian Sauder
Faith In Place is a nonprofit ministry that works across Illinois to empower congregations to care for our common environment. We talk to their Executive Director, Rev. Brian Sauder.
Brian Sauder received a bachelor’s degree in 2007 from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. After graduating, he attended Urbana Theological Seminary. There he began cultivating his ideas about the connections between religion and ecology.
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Rev. Sauder became President and Executive Director of Faith in Place in 2014, after serving for four years as statewide Policy Director.
Faith in Place empowers Illinois people of all faiths to be leaders in caring for the Earth, providing resources to educate, connect, and advocate for healthier communities.
Since 1999, Faith in Place has worked with over 1,000 houses of worship throughout Illinois to protect our common land, air, and water. With outreach staff working across the state and offices located in Chicago, Lake County, and Central Illinois, Faith in Place inspires faithful people to care for the Earth through four program areas: Energy & Climate Change, Sustainable Food & Land Use, Water Preservation, and Advocacy.