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Reverence for the divine can be found far afield and close to home.

By Brandon Loomis
The Salt Lake Tribune
March 19, 2012


Jason Brown was a Brigham Young University anthropology student working on a Guatemalan field study when he sensed that his spirituality and the natural world were tightly bound.

March 6, 2012
By Lisa Palmer  
Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media

Leaders of American Episcopalians point to ‘mounting urgency’ to address climate change and develop more compassionate and sustainable economies to support stewardship of all of God’s creation.

March 2, 2012
United Nations Environment Programme

Religious and community leaders meet to discuss solutions for sustainable development

Nairobi (Kenya) The Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW), a non-governmental organization of contemplative leaders based in the United States, held today an environmental conference at the headquarters of the...

March 2, 2012
United Nations Environment Programme




Dena Merriam, Founder, Global Peace Initiative of Women (USA);

Kuki Gallmann, Founder, Gallmann Memorial Foundation & Great Rift Valley Trust in Ol Ari Nyiro, Laikipia Nature Conservancy (Kenya);


February 29, 2012
Here on Earth: Wisconsin Public Radio

How does faith affect eco-consciousness? Is religion more focused on the after-life than on stewardship of the earth? Experts on Islam and Christianity join us for an interfaith conversation about faith and environmental activism. This show will preview an Inside Islam conference on Green Faith that will be held on March...

February 28, 2012
By Liliana Varman
Yale Daily News

After spending four days by himself in the Mojave desert without access to food, Stephen Blackmer FES ’83 DIV ’12 found his calling. The 49-year-old had spent his life working to conserve New England forests, but said that trip expanded his views on how to protect the environment. In 2007, two years after his return, Blackmer...

February 23, 2012
By Utpal Parashar
Hindustan Times

Sacred natural sites are areas of land or water having special spiritual significance. And the Eastern Himalayas is home to many such sites like Mount Kailash (Tibet), Lumbini (Nepal), Taksang (Bhutan), Gosaikunda (Nepal), Gurudongmar Lake (Sikkim). These sites besides having spiritual and religious significance also have...

February 22, 2012
United Nations Environment Programme

Nairobi (Kenya) - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today announced that Brazil, with one of the fastest growing economies in the world, will host World Environment Day 2012 (WED) on 5 June.

February 22, 2012
By Brian Roewe
National Catholic Reporter

Religious leaders in the United Kingdom are using this Ash Wednesday as a call to all Christians to repent for the “shrug-culture” existing in many parts of the world toward climate change.

Operation Noah, a Christian climate change lobby, released today its Ash Wednesday Declaration – a seven-point call to...

February 20, 2012
By Stephen Leahy
Nation of Change

Contrary to popular belief, humans have failed to address the earth’s worsening emergencies of climate change, species’ extinction and resource overconsumption not because of a lack of information, but because of a lack of imagination, social scientists and artists say.