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A Successful Vatican Climate Change Forum, Mostly

With a goal of establishing common perspectives between faith leaders, politicians, and scientists, Pope Francis hosted a Climate Change Symposium at the Vatican on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Entitled Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity: the Moral Dimensions of Climate Change and Sustainable Development, the interfaith, interdisciplinary symposium was organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, […]

May 11th

Muslims Worldwide Mark Earth Day With Green Khutbah

Challenging all Muslims around the Earth to commit to protect the environment, Islamic religious leaders worldwide are planning to deliver a Green “Khutbah,” or sermon, at the traditional Friday prayer service on April 24 to mark Earth Day. Founded in Canada in 2012, the Green Khutbah Campaign takes place to commemorate Earth Day, which is […]

April 21st

Pope Francis Inspires Record 6 Million in the Philippines

Continuing to win hearts around the world, Pope Francis is blazing a record-breaking trail to peace. The leader of the Vatican is successfully bringing people together from diverse backgrounds, working for peace, faith, and a fix for climate change. In the realm of environmentalism, Pope Francis has really energized people, raising awareness and encouraging people […]

January 21st

Meditation, Mindfulness, and Transforming the Environment

Mindfulness is a word that became popular last year. Its meaning is to be non-judgementally present in the moment. Everyone from Oprah to Kobe Bryant is mentioning this practice in the media. The principle of mindfulness is being applied to all areas of life, including dealing with challenging situations at work, healthcare, and even urgent […]

January 14th

China Issues First Buddhist Edict Protecting Wildlife

Calling upon all Buddhists around the country, the China Buddhist Association has issued a landmark declaration for Buddhists to “obey rules and laws on wildlife protection, to refrain from participating in any killing or trade of wildlife.” Furthermore, the edict requests Chinese Buddhists to “refuse to buy and use wildlife products such as ivory and […]

January 13th

Afghanistan’s Environmental Education in the Light of Islam

Highlighting and explaining passages about environmental conservation from the Holy Qur’an, a helpful new handbook has been adopted by the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Working with Afghanistan’s National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) and the Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) produced an environmental education handbook entitled, “Environmental Education in the […]

January 8th

Stanford’s Rev Jane Shaw Building Bridges for Climate Change Action

When faith, intellect, and culture come together, it can be a powerful combination for effective action. People from various backgrounds unite, share ideas, and work together on issues that are important to them. At Stanford University, these three pillars of power are uniting a younger generation these days, particularly regarding faith-based activity. Many people are […]

January 7th