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May 6, 2011
KAIROS Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives

May 2, 2011  
Albuquerque Express

(ANI) - Nevada Earth Day 2011 celebrations here today opened with prayers from ancient Sanskrit scriptures and Baha’i prayer in Farsi.

After lighting incense before Lord Ganesha statue and sprinkling holy water from river Ganga, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed read Shanti Mantra in Sanskrit from the Earth Day stage, followed by “...

The confluence of Good Friday and Earth Day is a reminder of our duty to protect God’s creation

By John R. Schol
The Baltimore Sun
May 2, 2011

The world’s two billion Christians have just completed Holy Week, celebrating the final days, death and resurrection of Jesus. This year, the global celebration of Earth Day coincided with Good Friday, giving...

April 26, 2011
By Carole Caplan
GreenFaith Fellow
Huffington Post

April 23, 2011
By Jagat
Vrindavan Today

Mathura, 2011.04.23 (VT): The demonstration and fast at the Jantar Mantar grounds in Delhi are quickly becoming quite a source of discomfort for the government.

April 22, 2011
By Shannon Ongaro
The Bozone

April 21, 2011
By Sam Dolnick
New York Times

It was just after dawn last Sunday when a pair of pilgrims lighted incense on the shore and dropped two coconuts into the sacred waters, otherwise known as Jamaica Bay.

The shells bobbed in the surf, not far from clay bowls, rotting limes and waterlogged rags that had washed back ashore, flotsam from previous Hindu...

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EPA Launches Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships Initiative/EPA’s coordination with White House effort will support environmental education and healthier families

EPA Press Release
April 18, 2011

Contact Information: Richard Yost 202-564-7827 202-564-4355 Cathy Milbourn...

April 18, 2011
By Keph Senett
PV Pulse

With the cooperation of politicians and grassroots organizations, Bolivia is set to pass the Law of Mother Earth which will grant nature the same rights and protections as humans. The piece of legislation, called la Ley de Derechos de la Madre Tierra, is intended to encourage a radical shift in conservation attitudes and actions,...

April 15, 2011
United Nations Environment Programme

Pretoria (South Africa) / Nairobi - Nearly 200 participants of a Green Economy symposium organized by the SEED Initiative, which is hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), met today with the 30 global winners of the SEED Awards to look at ways to accelerate the transition to a Green Economy in...