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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

November 16, 2009
By Peter Gelling

Can Quranic teaching save the planet? Many in the world’s most-populous Muslim nation think so.

IMOGIRI, Indonesia — Scattered on a forested hillside in this remote, almost pristine area of Central Java is the Ilmu Giri Pesantren, an Islamic boarding school that six years ago began offering a new kind of curriculum to a...

November 14, 2009
Asian Tribune

Hindus have strongly criticized non-inclusion of world religious leaders, except Pope, in much-publicized and prestigious “World Summit on Food Security” of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations at Rome from November 16-18.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement released in the state of Nevada, emphasized that...

November 12, 2009
Agence France-Presse World News

The World Council of Churches on Thursday called on churches around the world to ring their bells 350 times during the Copenhagen climate change summit on December 13 as a call to action on global warming.

The leading council of Christian and Orthodox churches also invited places of worship for other faiths to join a symbolic...

November 11, 2009
World Council of Churches
Press Release

As nations are spelling out their bargaining positions for the negotiations on a new international climate deal to take place in Copenhagen next month, churches around the world are trying to ring home the message that climate protection is an ethical and spiritual issue.

November 10, 2009
Independent Catholic News

Archbishop Dermot Clifford, Archbishop of Cashel and Emly, today launched The Cry of the Earth, a pastoral reflection on climate change from the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.  The launch took place in St Francis of Assisi Primary School in Belmayne, Dublin, beside Father Collins Park, Ireland’s first wholly sustainable park.