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A Handbook in Theology and Ecology Celia Deane-Drummond
SCM Press, 1996
This book shows how every section of Theological, Biblical and Pastoral education can be utilised to explore the Christian response to environmental issues. This practical working textbook is designed for sixth form colleges upwards.
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A Wealth of Faiths by Joanne O'Brien, Martin Palmer and Richard Prime
WWF UK, 1992
What have the world's major faiths, the environment and economics to do with each other? The answer is that without the guidance of the major religions, we could continue to live a lifestyle that will literally cost us the earth. For secondary schools.
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After the Ark: Religious Understandings of Ourselves and Other Animals by Martin Palmer and Elizabeth Breuilly
Forbes Publications, London 1996
The treatment of animals is a subject that tends to arouse strong feelings, especially in young people. This book is packed with stories from many religious traditions, as well as classroom exercises and project ideas, to help young people look at issues surrounding our view of animals, the status we accord them and how we live together on the planet.
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Genesis or Nemesis: Belief, Meaning and Ecology by Martin Palmer
Dryad 1988
We tend to treat the physical world depending on what we believe. If we believe nature is sacred, we treat it more carefully. This book shows how basic themes from religion - celebration, repentance and hope - can be related to the practical work of caring for nature.
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Ramayana: A Journey by Ranchor Prime
Channel 4 with Collins and Brown, London 2000
The story of Rama’s travels across India to save his wife Sita, and his eventual confrontation with Ravana, is simply told, and beautifully illustrated with 80 classical paintings from the various Rama traditions of India, drawn from international collections.
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Ramayana: A Tale of Gods and Demons by Ranchor Prime, illustrated by B G Sharma
Mandala Publishing, San Francisco 2002
A beautifully told, richly illustrated version of the ancient Hindu epic, telling the stories of Rama’s voyages across India to save his wife Sita, and his simultaneous spiritual journey.
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Songs of Sacred Places. Children’s Poetry in the year 2000 Foreword by Blake Morrison
Millennium Commission, 2000
A collection of poems by children living in Britain, inspired by visits to sacred places. Part of the Sacred Land Project. read some of the poems
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July 23, 2017:
PRESS RELEASE: Society for Conservation Biology gives inaugural Assisi Award for faith-based conservation


July 22, 2017:
PRESS RELEASE: First Sacred Cities Investment meeting, London July 24-25
Representatives of faith-based sacred city proposals totalling nearly a billion dollars will discuss how their initiatives can be funded. They will do so, in part, because Hollywood actors, Leonardo DiCaprio and Arnold Schwarzenegger, concluded that sacred cities should be models for successful sustainable development around the world.

July 18, 2017:
China’s Religious Revival Fuels Environmental Activism: The New York Times reports
New York Times writes a major piece about religions and environment in China including an interview with ARC

July 17, 2017:
Compassion in World Farming: major conference on meat production and extinction of species
Two-thirds of the world's wildlife loss is driven by meat production. @ciwf is holding #extinction17 in October to plan how to cut this.

June 14, 2017:
A statue of the Virgin Mary protects a Philippines coral reef from dynamite fishing
A 14 foot statue of the Virgin Mary, sunk into the coral waters around Bohol, Philippines has caused catastrophic dynamite fishing to end