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December 2, 2009
By John Cotter
The Canadian Press

TORONTO - A Canadian church-based group that does human rights and environmental sustainability work says the federal government has cancelled its funding for overseas projects without warning or reason.

Kairos, an ecumenical social justice group representing 11 different churches and organizations, said the decision...

December 1, 2009
Sampurn Media

Hindus and Jews have strongly criticized non-inclusion of world religious leaders in much-publicized and prestigious “COP 15—United Nations Climate Change Conference Copenhagen” starting December seven.

December 1, 2009
By James Treat
Muscogee Nation News

Hundreds of American Indian and Alaska Native leaders gathered last month for the Native Peoples Native Homelands Climate Change Workshop.

Meeting ahead of the United Nations climate summit in Copenhagen, they hoped to exchange insights, discuss strategies, and add their voices to the increasingly heated debate over...

December 1, 2009
By David G. Hallman
The United Church Observer

Twelve years ago, it appeared the tide had turned on climate change. It hasn’t. Can Copenhagen accomplish what Kyoto couldn’t?

The Kyoto Protocol could have and should have reduced the threat of human-induced climate change. It didn’t, and now its initial phase is about to expire. This month in Copenhagen...

November 30, 2009
By Kristen Gelineau
Associated Press

SYDNEY (AP) — The world’s leaders must prioritize the issue of global warming above all else, the Dalai Lama said Monday, adding that he feels encouraged by next month’s climate change summit in Copenhagen.

The revered Buddhist figure and Nobel Peace Prize winner, in Australia for a series of lectures on universal...

November 21, 2009
By Bishop William Chris Boerger
The Bellingham Herald

Extreme weather, rising sea levels, and drought are taking an awful toll on the poorest of people, while leaving no one unaffected. From Alaska to Georgia to Kenya, the bill for global warming pollution is coming due.

Scientists now predict that summer arctic sea ice may be completely gone within...

November 20, 2009
By Peggy Fletcher Stack
The Salt Lake Tribune

Bartholomew teaches rising generations to care for planet.

“To commit a crime against the natural world is a sin,” says the gray-haired patriarch, staring into the camera. “For human beings to destroy the biological diversity of God’s creation, to contaminate the Earth’s waters, its land, its air and its...

November 19, 2009
Asian News International

New Delhi: Apprehending the threats posed by global warming and nuclear armament, religious leaders of different faiths on Thursday came together to voice their concern over these issues which, they said, were pushing the world to the path of destruction. 

November 19, 2009
By Mohammed Aminu
All Africa Global Media

Sokoto — British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Bob Dewar, yesterday challenged religious leaders and faith-based organisations in the country to raise awareness on the impact of climate change by ensuring that the environment is protected.

He also said scientists have estimated that climate change will cause...

November 18, 2009
The Guardian

Leading environmental scientists and evangelical Christians join forces to lobby senators in support of the climate bill