How do the partner groups collaborate or work together?
As we set our foundations and have moved forward, we have resolved “to walk together, separately” and “to be ourselves, together.” The Partnership is a spacious, inclusive work in progress. Many ecumenical or interfaith efforts have found it practicable to establish organizational infrastructure and extensive declarations of policy. The Partnership, however, was established at a moment (we are still in it!) when religious life and faith groups were only beginning to engage an environmental crisis of largely unprecedented scale, cause, and meaning. It was and is inevitable and appropriate that different denominations begin to address this challenge from deep within their own distinctive teachings and traditions. Each would make its own unique contributions to the larger effort. Such productive diversity, some have said, is an attribute of God’s creation itself. At many levels, however, representatives of our partner groups have consulted, studied, and prayed together. We have set common