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November 9, 2009
By Gil Shefler
Jewish Telegraphic Agency Wire Service

Have Jews been “green” for millennia without knowing it?

A Jewish delegation made the case this week to a climate-change conference in Britain, arguing for...

November 8, 2009
Ecumenical News International

Leaders of nine major faiths have presented 60 ideas to lessen carbon emissions to the United Nations after Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon singled out the religious community as key in fighting climate change - writes Trevor Grundy.

November 8, 2009
By Renee Schoof
McClatchy Newspapers 
The Miami Herald

As an evangelical Christian living in Texas, climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe found that many conservatives had questions about climate change based on things they’d heard on talk radio.

So Hayhoe and her husband, Andrew Farley, the pastor of a nondenominational church in Lubbock, Texas,...

November 6, 2009
National Public Radio

There may be a prayer for climate change prevention. Major world religious leaders and conservation organizations recently gathered in Windsor, England for the Many Heavens, One Earth conference to advance the fight against climate change. Host Jeff Young speaks with Martin Palmer, Secretary General of the Alliance of Religions and...

November 5, 2009
The Economist

A link-up between faith and greenery brings unlikely people together

November 5, 2009
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Kyoto/Barcelona - More than 400 climate change negotiators, business leaders and environmental activists will travel together on board the Climate Express train to Copenhagen in a call for world leaders to agree a fair, ambitious and binding deal to address climate change when they meet at the UN climate...

November 4, 2009
Environment News Service

LONDON, UK (ENS) - The world’s religions have a crucial role to play in the fight against global climate change, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday, characterizing the battle with global warming as a “moral” issue.

It is a pivotal moment for our world,” said Ban as he co-hosted with Prince Philip an inter-faith gathering of...

November 3, 2009
By United Nations Information Centre

The world’s religions have a crucial role to play in the global fight against climate change, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, characterizing the battle with global warming as a “moral” issue.

With the climate change conference in Copenhagen – where nations are expected to wrap up talks on an ambitious new...

Full Title:  Medina to go green: Medina will be the first Islamic city to go green, the Grand Mufti of Egypt has announced, as part of a seven year plan to make the religion more environmentally friendly.

November 3, 2009
By Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent

Speaking at the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC) conference at Windsor Castle,...

November 3, 2009
Full title: Ahead of London Summit, Secretary-General Tells Religious and Secular Leaders That Contributions of All People of All Beliefs Needed to Confront Climate Change
United Nations

Following is the text of a message from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the dinner on the eve of the Summit of Religious and Secular Leaders on Climate Change in London (2...