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1. Stories of the Stranger  Collected by Martin Palmer and Katriana Hazell
Bene Factum Publishing
All faiths have stories of being the stranger and this touching collection of 20 sometimes funny, sometimes poignant stories from around the world brings these ancient narratives to life. Each has been revitalised by a contemporary writer including Gordon Brown, former UK Prime Minister; Benaifer Bhandari, a Zoroastrian storyteller and poet; Penguin novelist, Dr. Vayu Naidu; Emma Geen, whose debut novel will be published by Bloomsbury in 2015; author Victoria Finlay; and Sef Townsend, a storyteller who works with refugees. Each tells of an encounter with the unknown; highlighting the consequences of uncharitable attitudes and the potential riches that flow from generosity. Read more here.
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2. Faith in Food: Changing the world one meal at a time  Edited by Susie Weldon and Sue Campbell
Bene Factum Publishing
A colourful, inspirational, hard-hitting guide to issues around food, farming and spirituality, Faith in Food: Changing the world one meal at a time explores the realities of our relationship to food and the environment through the value systems and traditions of the major faiths of the world. With a foreword by Prince Charles this 228-page book is aimed at helping people make sustainable and faith-consistent choices around the food they eat, grow and buy. Read sample here.
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3. Sacred Mountains Allerd Stikker
Bene Factum Publishing
Dutch industrialist Allerd Stikker discovered Daoism on a business trip to Taiwan in the 1980s. It led him to become involved in the revival of Daoism itself and its emergence as a force for environmentalism in modern China. Sacred Mountains tells the remarkable personal, spiritual and political story of how this once reviled ancient philosophy has come to play a significant role in shaping the future both of China and our planet as a whole. Read more.
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4. Faith in Conservation (2013): New Approaches to Religion and the Environment by Martin Palmer and Victoria Finlay
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A new edition of this important exploration of how different religions perceive the world - and how these worldviews shape environmental policy. It looks at how the great faiths use mythology, sacred texts and cutting edge investment strategies and explores both the spiritual and material benefits of involving religion in environmental action. Download as a pdf file.


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June 27, 2019:
ARC has closed after 23 years
ARC has closed after 23 exciting years brokering links between the world's major faiths and organisations working on environment programmes. We have made this decision for the best of reasons: we have done what we set out to do. THIS WEBSITE IS NOW ARCHIVED.

June 25, 2019:
International Network for Conservation and Religion
An international network, INCR, is being created to provide information and consultancy support for faith-based environmental projects around the world.

June 13, 2019:
A letter of thanks from HRH Prince Philip to our long-standing sponsor MOA International
HRH Prince Philip, on behalf of ARC, sent a personal letter to one of our longest standing supporters, MOA International in Japan, thanking them for standing beside us for so long.

May 20, 2019:
Looking for a Chief Executive and a Director of Membership of FaithInvest
FaithInvest, a newly created organisation stemming from ARC’s Faith in Finance initiatives, is now a legal entity and is looking for a chief executive and director of membership. DEADLINE: June 20, 2019

May 6, 2019:
The story of the Indonesian Muslim Conservation Movement
It was 1991. Fachruddin Mangunjaya was in his early 20s and had recently started his first conservation job with WWF-Indonesia in Jakarta. He was looking through a filing cabinet for some background papers when the label on one of the folders caught his eye. It said “RELIGIONS AND CONSERVATION.”