The National Religious Coalition on Creation Care Takes Interfaith Environmental Concerns to the US Government

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(Photo Credit: Jim Davidson) Jewish leaders were among 50 religious leaders who prayed and visited Capitol Hill together during the week of February 22 to tell US legislators that action on climate change is urgently needed. Religious faith and concern for the environment should really go hand in hand.  If you believe in God and […]

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Meet Noam Dolgin of the Green Zionist Alliance

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Jewish religious values can help green The Holy Land. Noam Dolgin is a Jewish environmental educator and the executive director of the Green Zionist Alliance (GZA). Based in Vancouver, Canada, he travels regularly around North America teaching about Jewish environmental values and Israel’s environment. Green Prophet sits down with Noam to learn a little more […]

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Swine Flu Finds Hajj 2009

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Muslims succumb to swine flu during annual Hajj pilgrimage. One of the biggest concerns to Saudi Arabian health authorities has unfortunately become a reality at this year’s Hajj pilgrimage, now underway in Islam’s holiest cities of Mecca and Medina. This year’s pilgrimage, which began on Saturday, November 21, has already claimed at least four lives […]

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Lebanon's Harissa Forest Saved from Destruction by Maronite Church

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Lebanon’s Harissa Forest is only 400 square hectares in size, but it is considered one of ten Mediterranean forest attractions from a sheer beauty and conservation standpoint. Located on a hillside above the predominantly Christian city of Jounieh,  the more than 1,000 year old forest had been threatened by real estate developers and construction contractors […]

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Muslims Adopt A 7-Year Plan As Part of Islam's Green Agenda

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Islam’s holy city Medina is about to become green model for Muslim world. On November 4, 2009, UK-based the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC), in working with the U.N., hosted 200 representatives from nine major world religions spanning over 60 different religious organizations. For a background, read Green Prophet’s post Interfaith Initiative plans to mobilize […]

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Inter-faith Initiative Pushes to Mobilize Billions in Fight Against Climate Change

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Nearly one month before the climate talks in Copenhagen begin, a crucial event to reach out to the eighty-five per cent of humanity who follow a religion kicked off in London’s Windsor Castle. From 2-4 November, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon co-hosted the global gathering of inter-faith leaders: Faith Commitments for a Living Planet. The meeting […]

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Jewish Israelis and Jewish Americans Look to US-Israel Cooperation To Break Oil Dependence

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If any of you were able to make Sunday’s renewable energy conference in Jerusalem or in San Francisco,  you may have gained a better insight of  the joint renewable energy projects that Israel and the US are involved in. The one-day conference was held in the American Jewish Committee’s Jerusalem headquarters in Beit Moses, and […]

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Jewish Clean Tech Conference in San Francisco to Feature Israeli Companies and "Green" US Superstars

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 With an eye to the Middle East, hundreds of Jewish professionals will meet November 8 in San Francisco to share ideas and experiences dealing with clean energy projects in both the US and in Israel. The conference Jewish Response to the Energy Challenge (JREC) will feature some of the top Jewish “players” in the clean tech and […]

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Sulha's Environmental Message: If Jews, Muslims and Christians can Live Together, the Environment Will Benefit too

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 A year ago, James wrote an article on Green Prophet about a unique organization known as the Sulha Peace Project and its role in reconciliation among peoples of different religious faiths and cultures, which is what the word sulha or reconciliation  in Arabic is supposed to be about.   The Sulha Peace Project was founded in […]

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Eco-Activist Yeshiva in Jerusalem Brings the Torah Down to Earth

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The links between religion and environmental concern/activism are no news to Green Prophet.  We’ve covered them in our Eco Rabbi series, discussion of the environment and the Qu’ran, and in stories about multi-faith perspectives on the environment. But it was news to discover an Eco-Activist Beit Midrash (EABM) in Jerusalem’s Yeshivat Simchat Shlomo, which, in […]

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