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May 9, 2011
By Brendan Brady / Sorng Rukavorn
Time Magazine

May 9, 2011
By Carol Glatz
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Nations and individuals have a duty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enact policies that mitigate global warming, said a Vatican-sponsored working group.

“The business-as-usual mode will not be possible because of both resource depletion and environmental damages,” the group said in a report...

May 6, 2011
Catholic Climate Covenant

Yesterday, a working group of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, one of the oldest scientific institutes in the world, issued a sobering report on the impacts for humankind as a result of the global retreat...

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...