ARC is a secular body that helps the world's major faiths develop environmental programmes based on their own core teachings, beliefs and practices.
The faiths are the oldest human organisations on the planet and together make up the biggest element of civil society today.
February 12, 2019
Martin Palmer profiled in Emergence Magazine
The roots of religious belief and the sacredness of nature were once closely entwined: Chelsea Steinauer-Scudder profiles ARC's Martin Palmer for Emergence Magazine (the Faith edition).
February 8, 2019
Remembering our friend and ARC poet, Jay Ramsay
ARC’s long-time poet in residence for so many events Jay Ramsay died on December 30th. He was 60 years old.
January 23, 2019
Sustainable environment needs religious bodies' partnership: report from Nigeria
Report in Nigeria's The Vanguard newspaper on ARC's visit to Nigeria earlier this month.
November 22, 2018
How connected are we with nature? The answer will predict how good we are at conservation
Join our partners on November 22 to celebrate the launch of the newest #NatureForAll publication, "Connecting with Nature to Care for Ourselves and the Earth"
November 6, 2018
The ARChive donated to the University of Bath
The ARC collection of archival material and books has now been donated to the University of Bath
September 4, 2018
The Daoists’ latest long-term eco plan bans rhino horn, ivory; addresses mercy release crisis
No rhino horn. No ivory. No killing pangolins. An important newlong-term environmental plan drafted by Chinese Daoist leadership includes guidelines that Chinese medicine should never use endangered animal parts, as well as a recognition that dongtian, "heavenly grottoes" are critical ecosystems, protected by Daoists for millennia, needing protecting now.
July 19, 2018
The road from Zug 2017 to the creation of FaithInvest
From an extraordinary, powerful meeting ARC cohosted in Zug, Switzerland in November 2017, bringing together some of the largest religious investors, a new faith-consistent investment alliance is emerging. It is called FaithInvest. It might change the world. It is certainly one of the most important initiatives ARC has ever been involved with.
June 9, 2018
Press release: Major grant from UK Aid Direct for Dignity for Girls programmes in Uganda
ARC and its partner organisation Faith in Water are delighted to announce the award of a major grant from UK Aid Direct for its Dignity for Girls project aimed at helping girls in Christian and Muslim schools in Uganda to stay in education.
April 19, 2018
Penguin India publishes important new book on Hinduism and Nature
We have just received our copy of Hinduism and Nature by historian, environmentalist (and good friend of ARC) Dr Nanditha Krishna. It is about the mythical stories and religious significance of India's varied landscapes. And how those stories are one of the things that can and might protect India's animals and places from the bulldozers of progress.
April 11, 2018
Monks Community Forest is part of important new wildlife sanctuary in Cambodia
The Cambodian government last week created a new wildlife sanctuary covering more than 30,000 hectares in Oddar Meanchey province. It includes the Sang Rukhavoan community forest, led by Venerable Bun Saluth and supported by ARC.
March 12, 2018
Buddhist traditions and conservation programmes protect rare otters on Tibetan plateau
Although the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) is locally extinct in most of its former range in China due to a combination of hunting (for its pelt) water pollution, and general habitat destruction, in one area there is a healthy population. Flora He Yifan explains why.
September 8, 2017
Read ARC's pledge for #NatureForAll
ARC is joining our partner IUCN to make a pledge for their #NatureForAll campaign, Read our pledge here.
Question: Who were the first environmental campaigners?
Find out the answer.
Prince Philip on Creation
"If you believe in God…
then you should feel a responsibility to care for His Creation"…
ARC's founder gives a rare interview.
The world's faith communities occupy "a unique position in discussions on the fate
of our planet and the accelerating impacts of climate change… You can - and
do - inspire people to change"…
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Windsor Celebration, November 2009
Key ARC initiatives
FaithInvest is a major new alliance cofounded by ARC, actively linking faith investors to ethical fund managers to create more positive sustainable investing
ARC has been working with religions in China, especially the Daoists, for two decades on how to solve some of the country's huge environmental issues
ARC links faiths and secular organisations to work together to protect endangered wildlife.
Children and young people play an important role in getting good things to happen.
For other programmes, see Projects