Elders in the Third Act Faith Working Group are motivated to explore how their spirituality and faith directs them to rise from their places of worship to stabilize the climate and our democracy.


Prophetic voices of faith and religion have been embedded in every social movement throughout history. To build a movement powerful enough to stabilize climate and democracy, Third Act Faith brings together elders of faith from a broad range of faith backgrounds and spiritual traditions. The Third Act Faith Working Group’s coordinating committee, composed of volunteer elders of faith across the county, recognizes and reinforces the extraordinary work of existing interfaith formations.

The Third Act Faith Working Group challenges thousands of previously inactive elders of faith into taking their next steps toward activism and engagement. We welcome and engage elders whose faith-based activism on climate and democracy is crucial to informing our collective work.

We recognize the enormous strength that elders of faith can build together. Third Act is grateful to the all-volunteer coordinating committee of Third Act elders of faith for leading and informing this work.

What We Do

Third Act Faith launched in 2021 as one of Third Act’s first affinity working groups, and our work is guided by our Call to Action. We welcome your involvement with the following activities and your help in defining how we move forward with joyful energy. 

  • Supporting Third Act initiatives through a spiritual lens and sharing them with communities of faith
  • Working with our own  committees to develop relationship with the  religious groups and denominations we represent
  • Holding regular General Meetings that feature interviews with religious environmental leaders like GreenFaith’s Fletcher Harper and with notable members of TAF
  • Offering periodic earth-based spiritual services, such as the virtual interfaith Service of Solidary before 3.21.23, Third Act’s National Day of Action
  • Publishing a monthly newsletter and longer “Going Deep” essays by Third Act Faith’s many published and insightful authors 
  • Gathering and sharing climate resources for faith communities
  • Providing materials to help religious groups distinguish between being political and being partisan
  • Partnering with religious environmental groups such as GreenFaith and Interfaith Power and Light and its affiliates

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Contact us at thirdactfaith@gmail.com