EcoFaith of Santa Barbara
EcoFaith of Santa Barbara

ECOFaith is a local faith-based initiative mobilizing churches, synagogues, mosques, temples and other religious communities to eliminate local causes of global warming in their buildings and practices.

Interfaith Initiative of Santa Barbara Event
Interfaith Initiative of Santa Barbara Event

Interfaith Initiative Hosted Events

Welcome to the Interfaith Initiative


Interfaith Response to the Pope’s Environmental Encyclical

Friday, February 5, 2016

Doors open at 6:30pm, Dinner at 6:45,
Program at 7:30
St Rafael’s Church, Santa Barbara, CA



Interfaith Initiative of Santa Barbara County (IFISBC) is concerned for the welfare of Santa Barbara County’s human and ecological habitats and their associated safety net challenges.

Our core values of compassion and cooperation rally a wide array of stakeholders around creative and viable visions regarding our region’s environmental sustainability and sheltering solutions. Houses of worship and faith-based institutions form strong networks and provide perennial values and ready-made volunteers to galvanize community service projects with a level of trust that enables individuals, including those that are “spiritually independent,” to act together to pursue common objectives.

With these values and networks at hand, IFISBC addresses the interconnectedness of healthy living spaces for people – providing shelter and resources for the homeless – and our human responsibility to protect the health of our living planet.

We describe our work as

  • organizing around the interconnectedness of socioeconomic and ecological poverty;
  • catalyzing change where people and agencies, some of whom are on the periphery, come together to voice concern, find advocacy support, and participate in activities to achieve a compassionate purpose;
  • igniting community-wide transformation by working with diverse leaders to model hubs of compassion.


  • Project Heal

    HEAL stands for Hope, Empowerment, and Love and its purpose is to help identify and coordinate services to our brothers and sisters without homes in the Goleta/Noleta and Isla Vista area, especially encouraging faith congregations to engage in advocacy, issue awareness, and direct service volunteer opportunities according to the calling and resources of each. Read More

  • EcoFaith

    ECOFaith is a coalition of diverse local and regional faith communities and individuals who are working together to lower carbon emissions and get on the Path of Sustainability. Read More