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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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January 8, 2019:
ARC working with Nigerian conservationists to encourage religions to protect species
ARC's Martin Palmer is giving a key annual speech in Lagos this month to encourage religions to prioritise wildlife and the environment

January 7, 2018:
Major international conference on Faith Investment in Geneva this month
The new story of Faith Investment in a better world is a key element of the Geneva Agape Foundation and ACT Alliance conference in Geneva on January 21-22. ARC's Martin Palmer will be one of the speakers at the International Conference for Christian Investors and Development Agencies

November 27, 2018:
Prince Philip's environmental Sermon for Advent
This Advent Sermon by the Duke of Edinburgh was first given at St George’s Chapel, Windsor in 1988. His observations are even more relevant today. "Christians need to use the annual celebration of the birth of our Lord as an inspiration to become better and more considerate guardians of His Creation."

November 27, 2018:
How FaithInvest started. Inspiring new video from SIIA
The faiths are major investors. They currently have billions of dollars invested in the financial markets. This new video from the Swiss Impact Investment Association of a talk by Martin Palmer and Jean-Pierre Sweerts sets in context a movement, led by the faiths, to increase the religious dollars invested in making a better world.

November 26, 2018:
Have a happy ecological advent 2018
Are your Christmas meals and gifts the kindest that your resources will allow? Can you make Christmas a gift to the planet this year? Here also are some ecological Advent resources.