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August 10, 2010
Church of England Press Release

Church bells across the country will ring in tune with the United Nations next month to mark crucial international talks on biodiversity.

August 9, 2010
By Neil Tweedie
The Telegraph

The United Nations has rated the floods in Pakistan as the greatest humanitarian crisis in recent history with more people affected than the South-East Asian tsunami and the recent earthquakes in Kashmir and Haiti combined.

August 9, 2010
By Mallory McDuff
USA Today

This summer I’ve been waiting for the opening of the movie Eat, Pray, Love with an anticipation that is a bit different from my hope that Congress would find effective strategies to address climate change. The difference? I don’t think I’ll be disappointed with the movie’s ending.

August 8, 2010

Nevada (US) (ANI): Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, sending Naga-panchami greetings to one billion Hindus of the world, has appealed to them to take a vow of compassion to all animals and treat them with kindness and respect. 

Zed, who is the president of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a release in Nevada (USA) today, wished that all Hindus be blessed...

August 8, 2010
By Sean D. Hamill
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Rev. Dennis Sparks calls it “the hard walk.”

That’s what you have to do when your religious organization decides to take a position – in, of all places, West Virginia – saying mountaintop removal mining is against God’s will, but also raises money for the families of miners who died in...

July 29, 2010
United Nations Environment Programme

Nairobi - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and The Nippon Foundation today officially launched the 2011 UNEP Sasakawa Prize to find the most innovative environmental project in the developing world - with a cash prize of US$ 200,000 awaiting the winner.

July 19, 2010

World should re-evaluate its economic growth outlook to save it from environmental crisis, stresses Hindu statesman Rajan Zed. 

Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that speedy economic development might not bring us the “real success” we were all seeking. A happy and healthier world should...

July 18, 2010
By Ani
The Gaea Times

Hindus are calling the world to wake-up to the reported tragedy of Roma people continually suffering from lead poisoning in northern Kosovo for nearly about a decade.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was highly shocking to learn that that the world let this environmental health and...

By Brenda Peterson
Huffington Post

An ex-priest I know just returned from visiting his old parish in Louisiana. “Even with oil destroying their marshes and livelihoods,” the man who used to be Father Joseph, told me, “many of the faithful are still posting Facebook pledges to Support Offshore Drilling.”

Father Joe is a tall, lean man who has moved to the more eco-friendly...

July 7, 2010
By John Flesher
AP Environmental Writer
Miami Herald

Where would Jesus drill?

Religious leaders who consider environmental protection a godly mission are making the Gulf of Mexico oil spill a rallying cry, hoping it inspires people of faith to support cleaner energy while changing their personal lives to consume less and contemplate more.