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.
March 5, 2014
Indonesian clerics issue fatwa to protect endangered species
Indonesia's supreme Muslim authority has issued an edict requiring the country's 200 million Muslims to actively protect endangered species.
February 18, 2014
Happy Hindu Environment Week!
The first ever Hindu Environment Week, organised by ARC partners in The Bhumi Project, runs from February 17-23 with Hindus worldwide involved in events and activities to combat threats to the environment and promote a message of walking lightly on the Earth.
February 14, 2014
Prince of Wales praises faiths for speaking out forcefully against the wildlife trade
In a speech yesterday at the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in London, HRH the Prince of Wales named the world's religions for playing a strong role in the fight to protect wildlife
February 3, 2014
Blog - New faith-based approach to farming for Muslim farmers in Kenya
ARC's Sam Adams writes about his visit to Nairobi to introduce a new faith-based approach to agriculture for Muslim farmers - Islamic Farming.
January 28, 2014
Indian Conservationist discovers religious allies
In a powerful blog posting Conservation biologist Mr Dharmandra Kahndar describes how an invitation to a Green Pilgrimage Network meeting changed his attitude toward engaging religions to protect nature.
January 28, 2014
The Pope's next big encyclical could well be on the environment
According to a recent Vatican Radio report from the Holy See Press Office Pope Francis “has begun work on a draft text on the topic of ecology, which could become an encyclical.”
Jan 21, 2014
Greening the Retreats - how the EcoRetreat Newsletter came about
A feature article published in Retreats 2014, the latest edition of the annual handbook of The Retreat Association finds Victoria Finlay, ARC Communications Director, reflecting on the different ways retreat centres can promote sustainability.
January 8, 2014
Islamic green awards launched for mosques
MADE in Europe - the UK-based campaigning organisation for young Muslims - has launched the Green Up! Awards to encourage mosques and other Islamic groups to address environmental issues in line with Qur'anic teaching.
December 10, 2013
Green Pilgrimage Newsletter Number 9, December 2013
Inspirational ideas for plastic bottles, news from India and the Middle East, green developments at the Hajj and first steps towards a European chapter.
Dec 10, 2013
South East Asian pilgrims start planning for Hajj, 2014
Islamic pilgrims in Malaysia and Indonesia are beginning the planning process for a greener Hajj in 2014.
October 30, 2013
East Africa's first national faith eco network launches in Uganda
The first environmental network of Uganda faith groups launches in Kampala today. The network will work on the environment and promote sustainable agriculture.
October 8, 2013
PRESS RELEASE: Confucianism - powerful new force for a greener China
The launch of the International Confucian Ecological Alliance marks another step forward in Confucianism's remarkable revival as a social force in China
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
ARC is working in Africa with Muslims, Christians and Hindus, on farming, eco-education and other green initiatives
Every year more than 200 million people go on pilgrimage. Faiths are working to make sacred places more sustainable.
Religions are mobilising to protect the world's species and their forest habitats
Children and young people can often play a really important part in getting good things to happen.
For other programmes, see Projects