KINEA is a network of faith groups that are propelled by their faith values to care for environment. In September 2012 major religions in Africa made a commitment to care for God`s creation. This later on led to the formation of national interfaith networks. These are forums for linking varied ways in whichthese faiths respond to care for the environment. Faith groups participating in these networks have realized the richness of creation stories in their traditions and belief systems and seek to highlight and use them in the promotion of environmental conservation. It is exciting that each faith has unique and powerful set of values that drive them top anticipating in care for environment. It is on this basis that various faith groups in Kenya have initiated a network since November 2013 to concert conservation efforts in partnership with the relevant bodies that share the same vision and mission for a healthy world.
The network engages in programs related to Climate change and livelihood enhancement; these include:-
- Promotion of tree growing in faith owned/managed institutions and land.
- Faith based Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
- Faith based sustainable agriculture and faith based wildlife conservation programs.
- This is done through advocacy, awareness and practice.
The formation of the Kenya Interfaith Network on Environmental Action (KINEA) has been greatly inspired by Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC); a secular body that helps the major religions of the world to develop their own environmental programs, based on faiths core teachings, beliefs and practices.