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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...

April 11, 2011
By Jocelyn Uy
Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines – Here’s another way of atoning for one’s sins aside from self-flagellation and crucifixion: observe the Holy Week entirely “green” and free from trash.

Caloocan Bishop Deogracias Iñiguez posed this challenge to penitents as he echoed calls of an environmental group, EcoWaste Coalition, for a...

April 10, 2011
By Pankaj Jain
The Huffington Post

Hinduism contains numerous references to the worship of the divine in nature in its Vedas,
Upanishads, Puranas, Sutras and its other sacred texts. Millions of Hindus recite Sanskrit mantras daily to revere their rivers, mountains, trees, animals and the earth. Although the Chipko (tree-hugging) Movement is the most widely...

April 9, 2011
By Rabbi Edward C. Bernstein
The Huffington Post

“[God said], ‘For the Land is Mine. You are but strangers and sojourners with Me” (Leviticus 25: 23).

April 6, 2011
By Rabbi Lawrence Troster
Huffington Post

1. God created the universe.

April 4, 2011
America Magazine