About GINI

Green Interfaith Network strives to be a model for green faith communities in the Southern Appalachians and to become a spiritual voice for environmental sustainability in the Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia region. 

GINI's volunteers -- individuals, families, and our growing network of congregations -- are the driving force behind the vision of faith-based, sustainable living and Earth Care in the Southern Appalachians.

This page also connects you with resources on Earth stewardship,  eco-justice and advocacy, and spiritual tools for growth. Through eventsmeetings, and our web-based community we also offer opportunities to connect with others who share similar  values. We celebrate the successes of our area faith communities. Read some success stories from the Tricities area in northeastern Tennessee here.

As we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, Green Interfaith Network offers our heartfelt gratitude to those on the front lines of care. We offer some thoughts on caring for ourselves, caring for others in our community, while continuing to care for all creation.

Physical Health

Mental Health

Spiritual Health

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz from San Francisco recently published The Six Spiritual Prescriptions for Coronavirus

  1. There is no value in placing blame (deal with our issues and learn from them)
  2. Be afraid - but channel that fear productively
  3. Wipe out evil with more compassion, more justice, and more humility
  4. Embrace a sabbatical through renewal and nourishing the soul
  5. Be gentle through understanding others
  6. Love is contagious, too - take actions inspired by love and joy

If you are unable to attend a place of worship to sustain your spiritual health, various houses of worship offer online services (streaming live) in the TriCities area of Tennessee.


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Carol Landis posted an event

Umoja Parade 9/10/22 at Carver Park

September 13, 2022 all day
It "rained on our parade" on Saturday, but we marched with the banner anyway. We hope you might have seen our picture on one of the tv news channels. Photo provided by Dr. Aubrey Lee, GINI Board member.See More
Sep 12
Carol Landis posted an event

Umoja Parade at Carver Park

September 10, 2022 from 10:45am to 12pm
Please join us at 10:45 at Carver Park on Saturday, Sept 10, to walk in the Umoja Parade with GINI's banner. The parade will end around noon at King Commons Park. See More
Sep 6
Carol Landis posted an event

De-littering along Milligan Hwy at Happy Valley Elementary School

August 27, 2022 from 10am to 1pm
GINI members and friends will support the Keep Carter County Beautiful effort on August 27th. Please register at the link provided.We'll meet in the Happy Valley Elementary School parking lot, where the organizers will provide basic instructions and…See More
Aug 19
Carol Landis posted an event

Poor People's and Low-Wage Workers' Assembly at The Pinnacle at Bristol

June 18, 2022 from 1am to 11:45pm
Scholarship seats are available on the bus from Bristol to Washington DC and back on June 18th. Information about the bus schedule and available seat scholarships is available at the link below.The Mass Poor People’s & Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly…See More
May 21

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