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September 20, 2010
By Brian Hutt
Christian Today

Christian development agency Tearfund says world leaders must make “real progress” at the UN summit on the Millennium Development Goals this week.

The summit has been called by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to accelerate progress on the MDGs as the five-year countdown to the target date for their fulfilment begins.

September 19, 2010
By Meir Rinde
Trenton Times

TRENTON – From the roof of Shiloh Baptist Church, the Rev. Darrell Armstrong has a great view. He sees not only the surrounding Canal Banks neighborhood and the tops of the city’s tallest buildings, but also some 180 brand-spanking-new solar panels, soaking up the sun and sending pollution-free power back down into his church.

September 15, 2010
United Nations Environment Programme

Sydney (Australia) - Millions of people across the globe will be cleaning up their local parks, waterways and forests in a bid to restore and protect nature this Clean Up the World Weekend, in support of the United Nations 2010 International Year of Biodiversity.

September 5, 2010

Nevada (US): Noted Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has urged Hindus world over to “save the world” by countering environmental crisis with minor changes in their lifestyles.

Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that environment was the paramount issue of our times and it should not be just left to...

September 4, 2010
By William Grimes
New York Times

Raimon Panikkar, a Roman Catholic theologian whose embrace of Hindu scriptures and Buddhism made him an influential voice for promoting dialogue among the world’s religions, died on Aug. 26 at his home in Tavertet, Spain. He was 91.

His death was announced on his Web site,...

September 2, 2010
By James Miller
Sustainable China Blog

In May this year I had the opportunity to visit Maoshan (Mt. Mao) a Daoist mountain sacred to the Shangqing (Highest Clarity) tradition of Daoism that I studied in my most recent book . Located in Jiangsu province, it is about an hour’s bus ride...

August 31, 2010
By Joseph Prabhu
National Catholic Reporter

‘Overcoming tribal Christology,’ he said, is task of third Christian millennium.

Professor Raimon Panikkar, one of the greatest scholars of the 20th century in the areas of comparative religion, theology, and inter-religious dialogue, died at his home in Tavertet, near Barcelona, Spain, Aug....

August 31, 2010

Hindus have applauded His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for taking a strong stand on environment.

Noted Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, praised Pope’s powerful statement linking world peace to respecting the environment at Castel Gandolfo near Rome (Italy) on August 29, as reported by Catholic News Service.

Zed, who is...

August 30, 2010
Catholic News Service

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy – People today have a duty to leave the earth in a state in which future generations “can live in dignity and safeguard it further,” said Pope Benedict XVI.

Expressing his support for the Sept. 1 Day for Safeguarding Creation, the pope told people gathered in the courtyard of his summer residence at Castel Gandolfo...

August 26, 2010
By Jo Confino
The Guardian

In a rare interview, zen buddhist master Thich Nhat Hahn warns of the threat to civilisation from climate change and the spiritual revival that is needed to avert catastrophe

It is not exactly a traditional Sunday stroll in the English countryside as 84-year-old Vietnamese zen master...