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June 17, 2010
By Bay City News
The San Francisco Appeal

Leaders from Bay Area environmental, business and faith communities issued a call for action Wednesday morning and urged California state legislators to make “homegrown, clean sources of energy” a priority.

The National Wildlife Federation hosted a conference call Wednesday morning where community leaders stressed...

June 11, 2010
Press Release

The Hague — On Tuesday 29 June 2010, an international event will be held in the Peace Palace in The Hague to mark the 10th anniversary of the Earth Charter. Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands will be present, just as she was on 29 June 2000 for the official launch of this highly influential document setting out values and principles for the...

June 10, 2010
The Muslim Council of Britain

Prince Charles commended a project in Zanzibar where IFEES played a major role, in a speech delivered on Islam and the Environment at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford yesterday under the aegis of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. This project which has received world wide acclaim was the first ever in which environmental ethics...


June 5, 2010

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Solar Power for Schoolchildren and US$85,000 for Gorilla Conservation Among Lasting Legacy of World Environment Day in Rwanda

United Nations Environment Programme

Kigali/Volcanoes National Park – Schoolchildren and villagers across Rwanda will receive solar power and more than $85,000 will go to gorilla conservation as part of the...

June 6, 2010
By Lisa Black
Chicago Tribune

Factory farming, green living among topics sparking discussion Animal advocates gain ground in religious circles

In Genesis, the Lord created animals, said they were good and then gave man permission to eat them.

While not a universal belief, many Christians traditionally have embraced a...

June 6, 2010

Churches across the UK are celebrating Environment Sunday on 6 June 2010, as the United Nations prepares a biodiversity report which will say that the value of saving “natural goods and services” such as pollination, medicines, clean air and water will be worth between 10 and 100 times the cost of saving the habitats and species which produce them.

June 5, 2010
By Dibin Samuel
The Christian Post

In marking World Environment Day on Saturday, the National Council of Churches in India urged churches, related-organizations and agencies to celebrate and respond to environmental concerns that are due to human activities.

“We as Christian faith-based communities must thank God for the multi-species and bio-diversified...

June 3, 2010
By Jim Wallis
The Huffington Post

June 4, 2010
By Charles Agboklu
AllAfrica Global Media

The issue of climate change has not only become topical globally but also a very essential cross-cutting subject in all socio-economic sectors of the economy including governance. The issue therefore needs to be addressed by national institutions including religious organisations in Ghana.

June 1, 2010
By Max Carter
The Washington Post

Q: The catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a widening environmental, economic and political crisis. Is it also a moral crisis? How does religion influence our use and abuse of the natural world? Does religion help or harm the environment?