Browsing the "environmental protection" Tag

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India’s Aligarh Muslim University Focusing on the Environment

Focusing on “Environment and Commerce,” Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in Uttar Pradesh, India, recently held a five-day workshop to widen promotion of ongoing environmental protection and conservation programs. The AMU workshop was launched in conjunction with a World Bank funded project on “Environmental Assessment Capacity Building in South Asia,” partnering with the Indian Institute of […]

April 1st

A World Water Day Interfaith Observation

Sunday, March 22 is the 23rd anniversary of World Water Day. Observed annually with events and activities all over the globe, it was initially proposed in 1992 at the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially declared March 22 as “World Day for Water”. Promoting […]

March 20th

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

Southern Alberta Renewal: Waterton Meditations

Our spiritual journey last summer through Southern Alberta, Canada, went though Writing-On-Stone and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, both in a semi-arid landscape of never-ending prairie.  Our third stop, Waterton Lakes National Park, was very different geographically. Rugged, windswept mountains rise abruptly from the prairie with a commanding view from the lakeside below. The view had the effect […]

January 9th

In Indonesia, German Catholics Mark 50 Years of Interfaith Aid

Marking 50 years of aid to Christians and Muslims in Indonesia, German Catholics are celebrating the strengthening force of “unity in diversity.” The German Catholic organization strives to help farmers in remote locations build a better future by helping them protect their environment. Working with many NGO partners, their aim is to provide support for […]

October 14th