Religious Witness for the Earth is:
- Interfaith – We welcome people of all religions and spiritual paths without discrimination.
- Independent – We work closely with many religious organizations but are beholden to none.
- Grassroots – We are a membership-based network of both clergy and laity.
- Activist – Our primary strategy is public witness, from outdoor worship to nonviolent civil disobedience.
- Nonviolent – Believing that any form of violence is spiritually harmful and strategically counterproductive, we aspire to love in all our endeavors.
- Circulated a Call to Religious Witness for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge signed by over 170 clergy and hundreds of lay people.
- Met with members of Congress urging protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and action to end global climate change.
- Organized a Service of Prayer & Witness outside the US Department of Energy in Washington, DC, followed by nonviolent civil disobedience resulting in 22 arrests (including 10 clergy).
- Organized a Prayer & Witness for Climate Action in every New England state capital.
- Testified at state and federal hearings on energy conservation.
- Co-sponsored a demonstration at SUV dealers near Boston.
- Gained national media attention including the Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Boston Globe, PBS, and Alaska Public Radio.
- A New England Interfaith Call to support the Climate Change Action Plan approved by all New England governors and eastern Canadian premiers.
- Active cooperation with other religious and secular environmental groups.
- Encouraging RWE local chapters and initiatives nationwide.