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Secretary-General, at Event Marking 2,600 Years since Buddha’s Enlightenment, Urges Remembrance of His Message: Tolerance, Respect for All Religions

United Nations Press Release
May 16, 2011

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the special event marking the 2,600th anniversary of the enlightenment of the...

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Spot an Orchid in your Churchyard: Churchyard wildlife watch for UN International Biodiversity Day (May 22)  

Church of England
May 17, 2011

Shrinking the Footprint, the Church of England’s national environmental campaign, is encouraging churchgoers to follow in the footsteps of the Rev Gilbert White and other naturalists to take a closer look at wild...

May 11, 2011
ANI Press Release

Hindus have supported the call of Pontifical Academy of Sciences to “people and nations” to “recognise the serious and potentially irreversible impacts of global warming”.

National Open Spaces Sacred Places Awards Initiative

May 12, 2011
Press Release

May 12, 2011
By Pankaj Jain
Huffington Post

Observed in over 50 countries on 14-15 May, World Migratory Bird Day 2011 looks at “Land use changes from a bird’s-eye view”

United Nations Environment Programme
May 12, 2011

May 11, 2011
By Rabbi Lawrence Troster
Huffington Post

May 10, 2011
By Jean Chemnick
New York Times

When the Vatican released a report last week calling man-made climate change “serious and potentially irreversible” and advocating aggressive action to curb emissions, it stirred up old divisions within the U.S. faith community over whether human activity can affect creation and what should be done about it.

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May 10, 2011
United Nations Environment Programme

New York / Nairobi - Mexican President Felipe Calderon, global music legend Angélique Kidjo and adventurer Louis Palmer are among the five winners of the 2011 Champions of the Earth awards, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced on Tuesday.