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Birds Find Paradise Under Sri Swamiji’s Wings

Appealing for more reverential treatment for birds, Sri Swamiji has founded a lush, serene paradise in Mysore, India, called Shuka Vana, or Parrot Park. The delightful tropical landscape flashes with rainbows of color as rare and exotic parrots, macaws, and cockatoos flit and chatter in this verdant haven. Dr. Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji is the […]

August 3rd

Why Not Eating Meat Should Be an Interfaith Issue

In the United States, eating meat is one of the few issues both Democrats and Republicans can support. While Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) may complain about the rising price of ground beef and Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) may condemn Burger King for moving its headquarters abroad, the mere issue of eating beef is not a political issue. […]

November 12th

Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi the Wise Way

There is a growing movement in India to start making Hindu holidays more green. From the colorful Holi festival in the spring, to the week-long Diwali “Festival of the Lights” in the fall, a new, eco-consciousness is enriching celebrations. The same is true for Ganesh Chaturthi, which is celebrated this year on September 17th. What Is Ganesh Chaturthi? […]

September 17th

Six Hindu Leaders Who Are Fighting for the Environment

Hinduism is a deeply environmental religion. In Mahabharata, it is noted that the universe and every object in it has been created as an abode of the Supreme God for the benefit of all. This means that God is in all things and that all individual species are part of a larger system. Here are […]

May 15th

Why Religion Matters to the Sustainable Food Movement

  The connections between religious traditions and food usually come to us as proscriptions: Jews and Muslims can’t eat pork, Hindus can’t eat beef and other meats, and Catholics should avoid meat on Fridays during Lent. Dr. Rachel Kohn, a radio host on Australia’s ABC network recently discussed Sydney’s FoodFaith event which considered why religion […]

Hinduism Verses of God, Creation, and Mother Nature

In EdenKeeper’s Saturday exploration of sacred scriptures related to the environment, nature, the Creator, and creation, this week we turn to Hinduism for beautiful inspiration and appreciation. Certainly it is an oversimplification to skim wikipedia for a brief concept of Hinduism, but in my attempt to gain familiarity, I hope my meager effort will be […]

January 10th

Thailand Hosts Energy & Climate Interfaith Conference

With the start of the Industrial Revolution, the world exited an era of climate stability. Fueled by unchecked burning of oil, gas, and coal, this revolution is scorching our planet. The insatiable human appetite for energy has reached a tipping point where life is critically impacted, jeopardizing the very connections between Earth and all of […]

December 2nd