December 2009 News

December 31, 2009
December 31, 2009Evangelical Lutheran Church in America News Service CHICAGO – While many who attended or observed the proceedings of the 2009 United Nations...
December 30, 2009
December 30, 2009By Beverly Beddoes-MillsChristian Science Monitor Now that the representatives of 192 nations have met in Copenhagen to try to negotiate a treaty on curbing...
December 19, 2009
December 19, 2009UNEP Copenhagen - After a marathon all night session, talks aimed at injecting new and more wide-ranging momentum into the international effort to combat...
December 18, 2009
December 18, 2009Vatican Radio On Thursday Archbishop Celestino Migliore Apostolic Nuncio - Head of the Vatican’s Delegation to the United Nations Climate Change...
December 17, 2009
December 16, 2009Merinews Religion was the most powerful and far-reaching force in our society and could prove very influential in handling concerns like ecological...
December 16, 2009
December 15, 2009By Philip PullellaReuters VATICAN CITY - Industrialized nations must recognize their responsibility for the environmental crisis, shed their consumerism and...
December 16, 2009
December 15, 2009Irish Times RITE & REASON: THE LIKELIHOOD of a climate change deal at Copenhagen is, unfortunately, receding mainly because neither the US nor China...
December 15, 2009
December 14, 2009By Matthew Davies Episcopal News Service As church bells rang throughout the world Dec. 13 to mark Christianity’s commitment to combating climate...
December 15, 2009
December 14, 2009By Michelle A. VuChristian Post WASHINGTON – A diverse group of religious people unveiled a giant ark on the National Mall Saturday to press world...
December 15, 2009
December 14, 2009By Nathanial GronewoldGreenwire MALPASSE, Haiti – In October, three Haitian men were shot dead and a fourth was wounded just across the Dominican...
December 14, 2009
December 13, 2009By Riazat ButtThe Guardian Rowan Williams tells Copenhagen service corporations and governments are afraid to make choices to bring real change People are so...
December 14, 2009
December 13, 2009By Stephen ScharperToronto Star Long before Al Gore blazed an inconvenient trail into our collective moral imagination, and two decades before the 1997 Kyoto...
December 10, 2009
December 10, 2009By Matt Frei BBC News Washington – If the green movement truly wants to convert America it needs to convert more evangelical Christians. Let me...
December 9, 2009
December 9, 2009By Pamela WoodThe Christian Science Monitor A church parking lot sent runoff into a nearby creek. Now it contains rain gardens to absorb and treat the...
December 9, 2009
December 9, 2009By Rabbi Warren StoneReligious Action Center of Reform Judaism Sixty-six years ago, on October 2, 1943, when Jews were celebrating the High Holidays, Hitler...
December 8, 2009
December 8, 2009By Neena Bhandari Inter Press Service MELBOURNE - For the global religious community, the use of nuclear arms is an overwhelmingly important ethical issue for...
December 8, 2009
December 7, 2009Hindu Press International MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, December 8, 2009: Melbourne’s Parliament of the World’s Religions is proving to be the most...
December 8, 2009
December 8, 2009The National Religious Coalition on Creation CarePress Release Copenhagen, Denmark - As the climate summit opens in Copenhagen, a coalition of religious...
December 7, 2009
December 7, 2009By Peter KennyEcumenical News International Geneva - When church bells start ringing in Copenhagen, and all around the world, on Dec. 13, they will not be...
December 6, 2009
December 6, 2009By Brian WinterUSA Today COPENHAGEN — Sunday started like any other day for Sister Joan Brown — with a period of prayer and meditation just before...
December 5, 2009
December 4, 2009Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain’s chief rabbi has called for a Sabbath devoted to the environment ahead of the climate talks due to be held...
December 4, 2009
December 4, 2009Global Peace Initiative of WomenPress Release New York, NY - A multi-faith delegation of key religious and spiritual leaders from around the world will gather...
December 4, 2009
December 3, 2009By Gustavo SolisCatholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The Vatican’s delegation to the U.N. climate summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, was being...
December 3, 2009
December 2, 2009By John Cotter The Canadian Press TORONTO - A Canadian church-based group that does human rights and environmental sustainability work says the federal...
December 2, 2009
December 1, 2009Sampurn Media Hindus and Jews have strongly criticized non-inclusion of world religious leaders in much-publicized and prestigious “COP 15—United...
December 1, 2009
December 1, 2009By 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...
December 1, 2009
December 1, 2009By James TreatMuscogee Nation News Hundreds of American Indian and Alaska Native leaders gathered last month for the Native Peoples Native Homelands Climate...