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India’s Sacred Rivers: Purity and Pollution

Published on October 1st, 2014 | by Robyn Purchia

Hinduism is an ancient and highly complex religion. Because it is practiced in so many varied ways by such a large population of people, it’s nearly impossible to give it one precise description. But one thing ... Read More


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Al Chet — Confession for the Earth

Published on October 1st, 2014 | by guestwriter

By Rabbi Katy Z. Allen, originally posted on Ma’yan Tikvah’s Divrei Earth Adapted from the traditional Jewish High Holiday liturgy and works by Rabbi Lawrence Troster, Rabbi Daniel Nevins (which I found at neohasid.org), and, at the suggestion of ... Read More



Saudi Arabia Continually Striving For A Green Hajj

Published on September 30th, 2014 | by Aisha Abdelhamid

Nearly three million Muslims make Hajj annually. As one of the five pillars of Islam, the Hajj to Saudi Arabia is a mandatory religious duty of every physically and financially capable Muslim. Although this represents a ... Read More

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Science and Religion Unite on Climate Change

Published on September 30th, 2014 | by Gina Merlino

The movement to stem climate change has many scientists seeking an unlikely alliance: religious leaders. Specifically, scientists are looking at Pope Francis, the Dalai Lama, and others for support. It is a new approach to get the message out ... Read More


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Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove

Published on September 27th, 2014 | by Adam Balivet

In an essay that I’ve mentioned once or twice before, “Fourier! – Or, the Utopian Poetics,” Peter Lamborn Wilson situates Fourier, the utopian visionary, in the Taoist tradition, specifically, “the Taoist emphasis on spontaneity, work-as-play, wealth, ... Read More


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Looking Back at a Week of Climate Action

Published on September 26th, 2014 | by Robyn Purchia

It’s the end of a long week of climate action. We’ve seen hundreds of thousands take to the streets in New York City. We’ve seen religious leaders make commitments to practice what they preach, and congregations ... Read More

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Religious Groups Urged to Go Carbon Neutral

Published on September 25th, 2014 | by Robyn Purchia

Interfaith Power & Light, an organization that offers a religious response to climate change and has provided helpful resources to congregations in the past like the carbon lent calendar, is challenging all congregations within its network to take ... Read More

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