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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.

November 9, 2009
By Gil Shefler
Jewish Telegraphic Agency Wire Service

Have Jews been “green” for millennia without knowing it?

A Jewish delegation made the case this week to a climate-change conference in Britain, arguing for...

November 8, 2009
Ecumenical News International

Leaders of nine major faiths have presented 60 ideas to lessen carbon emissions to the United Nations after Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon singled out the religious community as key in fighting climate change - writes Trevor Grundy.

November 8, 2009
By Renee Schoof
McClatchy Newspapers 
The Miami Herald

As an evangelical Christian living in Texas, climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe found that many conservatives had questions about climate change based on things they’d heard on talk radio.

So Hayhoe and her husband, Andrew Farley, the pastor of a nondenominational church in Lubbock, Texas,...

November 6, 2009
National Public Radio

There may be a prayer for climate change prevention. Major world religious leaders and conservation organizations recently gathered in Windsor, England for the Many Heavens, One Earth conference to advance the fight against climate change. Host Jeff Young speaks with Martin Palmer, Secretary General of the Alliance of Religions and...

November 5, 2009
The Economist

A link-up between faith and greenery brings unlikely people together

November 5, 2009
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Kyoto/Barcelona - More than 400 climate change negotiators, business leaders and environmental activists will travel together on board the Climate Express train to Copenhagen in a call for world leaders to agree a fair, ambitious and binding deal to address climate change when they meet at the UN climate...

November 4, 2009
Environment News Service

LONDON, UK (ENS) - The world’s religions have a crucial role to play in the fight against global climate change, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday, characterizing the battle with global warming as a “moral” issue.

It is a pivotal moment for our world,” said Ban as he co-hosted with Prince Philip an inter-faith gathering of...