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How the Encyclical Compares With the Islamic Declaration on Climate Change

This week, Muslim leaders from 20 different countries gathered in Istanbul for the Islamic Climate Change Symposium.  At the end of the two-day summit, attendees released the “Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change.” Released just months after Pope Francis published his environmental encyclical, “Praised Be: On Care for Our Common Home,” it is hard not to see […]

August 19th

Alternavida: Puerto Rico Vacation for the Body & Soul

Like any ‘ism, environmentalism has its problems. It can be dogmatic, depressing, and exclusive. It is politically charged and controversial. And people often think that true environmentalism means sacrafice — giving up meat, soft clothes, hot showers. But for Yancy Wright, the founder and CEO of Alternavida, a Puerto Rico vacation retreat, environmentalism is about […]

February 26th

Harvard Divinity School Hosts Spiritual Sustainability Conference

Always on the cutting edge of knowledge and innovation, Harvard is among the foremost universities in the world. Harvard’s top-notch schools, programs, initiatives, and conferences are constantly adopting and showcasing new ideas and plans. Harvard Divinity School (HDS) recently hosted a particularly enlightening conference focusing on climate change, protecting the environment, and the role of […]

December 2nd

UAE Energy Conservation Grows at “Green Mosques”

A “green mosque” project underway in the United Arab Emirates has the potential to revolutionize energy conservation efforts all over the world. Although Dubai’s newly constructed premier eco-mosque is rightfully commanding huge media coverage, a modest-sized mosque in Madinat Zayed, UAE, is the first retrofit energy conservation project to appear on the horizon. The Sultan […]

November 20th