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December 14, 2009
By Matthew Davies
Episcopal News Service

As church bells rang throughout the world Dec. 13 to mark Christianity’s commitment to combating climate change, Anglican leaders were making their voices heard about global warming in Copenhagen, Denmark.

December 14, 2009
By Nathanial Gronewold

MALPASSE, Haiti – In October, three Haitian men were shot dead and a fourth was wounded just across the Dominican Republic border from this dusty and impoverished town.

The men were gunned down, investigators say, by vigilantes or a rival criminal group for cutting down trees for charcoal. The remains of the three dead...

December 13, 2009
By Stephen Scharper
Toronto Star

Long before Al Gore blazed an inconvenient trail into our collective moral imagination, and two decades before the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, United Church of Canada theologian David Hallman was clanging the tocsin of climate change, often to an indifferent public.

December 13, 2009
By Riazat Butt
The Guardian

Rowan Williams tells Copenhagen service corporations and governments are afraid to make choices to bring real change

People are so paralysed by fear and selfishness they cannot save the planet, the archbishop of Canterbury said on Sunday during a church service in Copenhagen.

December 10, 2009
By Matt Frei
BBC News

Washington – If the green movement truly wants to convert America it needs to convert more evangelical Christians. Let me explain.

According to a BBC News/Harris Poll, the number of Americans who worry that carbon emissions are slowly heating our planet like a lobster pot has actually declined in the last eight...

December 9, 2009
By Rabbi Warren Stone
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

Sixty-six years ago, on October 2, 1943, when Jews were celebrating the High Holidays, Hitler ordered the arrest and deportation of Denmark’s 8,000 Jews. Danish Christian citizens were outraged and courageously rescued almost the entire Jewish population. In an act of collective resistance, the...

December 9, 2009
By Pamela Wood
The Christian Science Monitor

A church parking lot sent runoff into a nearby creek. Now it contains rain gardens to absorb and treat the stormwater.

December 8, 2009
The National Religious Coalition on Creation Care
Press Release

Copenhagen, Denmark - As the climate summit opens in Copenhagen, a coalition of religious organizations will present a collection of statements to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon urging strong action to reduce greenhouse gases. This will emphasize that climate change is a moral and ethical issue...

December 8, 2009
By Neena Bhandari
Inter Press Service

MELBOURNE - For the global religious community, the use of nuclear arms is an overwhelmingly important ethical issue for the human family. Thus, nothing less than the immediate abolition of such weapons is needed from the highest levels, said speakers at the Parliament of the World’s Religions currently underway in this...

December 7, 2009
Hindu Press International

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, December 8, 2009: Melbourne’s Parliament of the World’s Religions is proving to be the most influential of modern times, and the widest ever. Hindus have shown unity and extraordinary leadership releasing today the Hindu Declaration on Climate Change, marking a definitive stance of Hinduism as a religion that is aware...