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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

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
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

January 4, 2012
By Anne White
Green Community Connections

Reflecting our interdependent relationship with the Earth

The Green Sanctuary Committee at Unity Temple takes a multifaceted approach to environmental advocacy. The goal of all of our activities is to actively engage our Unitarian Universalist congregation in order to deepen our knowledge about...

December 16, 2011
By Karen Rubin
Long Island Populist Examiner

Long Islanders gathered to send a message to Albany that New York State should ban hydraulic fracturing altogether, rather than parse new rules to unleash natural gas extraction companies to dig some 70,000 wells upstate.

Representatives from Food & Water Watch, Grassroots Environmental Education, Reach...