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The Forum regularly posts news articles of interest here from a variety of sources and news outlets. You can check back here or view the most recent ones from the homepage. We also archive these articles here, for those doing research, with news going back to 2006. Use the menu on the right to explore the archived articles.


August 13, 2012
By Scott Theisen

After 350 years, and amid a changing climate, Alpine pilgrims warm up to ice.

By Laura Spinney
National Geographic News
August 11, 2012

Fiesch, Switzerland – About 50 people set out on foot from the Swiss village of Fiesch at dawn on July 31. As the sun...

August 7, 2012
By John Cotter
The Canadian Press

Churches across Canada say they have a religious duty to speak out on the proposed Northern Gateway oil sands pipeline.

Next week, delegates at the United Church of Canada general council meeting in Ottawa are to debate a resolution that calls on the church to reject construction of the $6-billion Enbridge project that...

July 31, 2012
Shambhala Sun Foundation

July 30, 2012
Uranium-Network Press Release

Elephants, Rhinos and the environment under threat from 60 million tons of radioactive waste as World Heritage Committee agrees boundary change that will allow uranium mining at the Tanzania Selous Game Reserve - a World Heritage site.

Full title:

Zen Buddhist Temple in Pennsylvania Endangered by Natural Gas Fracking”: An open letter to the American Buddhist community

Shambhala Sun Foundation
July 26, 2012

Buddhist teachers Rev. Dai-en Bennage, Rev. Daishin McCabe, Rev. Norman Fischer, Roshi Joan Halifax, Jack Kornfield, Rev. Taigen Dan Leighton, David...

July 20, 2012
By Lynette Wilson
Episcopal News Service

In the past 20 years the state of Iowa has experienced three crisis-level floods, the latest, in 2008, put nearly a third of the state underwater.

July 6, 2012
By Krista Tippett
The Huffington Post

Earlier this month, His All Holiness Bartholomew, the Patriarch of 300 million Eastern Orthodox Christians, convened a two-day conversation on “environment, ethics and innovation.” We gathered on the tiny, ancient island of Heybeliada off Istanbul, which was once the Patriarch’s Constantinople and before that New Rome.

July 2012


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