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January 30, 2012
By Shilpa Kanna
BBC News

Surrounded by seven hills, high above lush green forests is the temple town of Tirumala.

The crown jewel is the dazzling gold-plated temple of Lord Venkateshwara. Located in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, this is not just one of Hinduism’s holiest shrines, but also one of the richest.

It has an annual income...

January-February 2012
By George Lakey
Quaker Earthcare Witness

Any great change must expect opposition because it shakes the very foundation of privilege.

What if it turned out that a time-honored Friends testimony, a success story in northwestern Europe, and an experiment by contemporary eco-justice Quakers,...

Acting to end hydrofracturing in natural gas development

By Angela Manno
15th Street (N.Y.) Friends Meeting
Quaker Earthcare Witness
January-February 2012

The room filled up slowly on Saturday morning, November 12, 2011, at Brooklyn (N.Y.) Friends Meetinghouse. These were seasoned activists and newcomers to hydraulic fracturing, the newest form...

January 18, 2012
Merinews

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, commending Pope for his powerful stand on environmental issues, said that to effectively curb environmental degradation and save the planet, religions of the world had to come together to form a joint global strategy.

Hindus have applauded His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for connecting...

January 2012
By 
John B. Cobb, Jr.
Jesus, Jazz, and Buddhism

January 10, 2012

OPEN LETTER: The Union of BC Indian Chiefs fully supports the Save the Fraser Declaration, the Coastal First Nations Tanker Ban and the Indigenous laws banning Crude Oil Pipeline and Tanker Shipments through BC

Dear Premier Clark and Prime Minister Harper

 

January 2012
By Jay McDaniel
Jesus, Jazz, and Buddhism

A sustainable community can be a household, village, city, bioregion, or nation.  It is a community that is creative, compassionate, participatory, ecologically wise, and spiritually satisfying, with no one left behind. 

January 4, 2012
By Melanie Weiss
Green Community Connections

Many religious congregations in Oak Park and River Forest are tackling green initiatives that reduce, reuse and recycle and at the same time show congregants the importance of living sustainably and caring for Mother Earth.

Oak Park Temple on Harlem Avenue is one example of a local congregation that has...

January 4, 2012
By Frank Fletcher
Green Community Connections

January 4, 2012
By John Owens
Green Community Connections