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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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March 15, 2017:
Sikh Environment Day reached 2 million people in 15 countries and 21 states this year
A record 5,000 Sikh Gurdwaras, institutions, schools and communities all across India and all over the world celebrated Sikh Environment Day on March 14 this year, more than any other year since the celebration began in 2010.

March 8 2017:
China's prestigious Sixth Tone writes how Daoist monks find new role as environmentalists
Daoists follow wu wei — letting things follow their natural flow. But the environmental degradation in China horrified some Daoists them so much that they decided to do something out of character. They agreed to take action. Great story by China's Sixth Tone magazine about ARC's work with Daoists.

February 15, 2017:
PRESS RELEASE: Religions to be partners in Earth Hour 2017
A new initiative, led by WWF-UK and with the help of ARC brings Earth Hour to churches and other places of worshipy. The hope is to encourage even more Christians and members of other religious communities to come together, switch off the electricity, light candles and think about protecting the planet and how to live more simply. Resource pack available here.

February 9, 2017:
BBC Earth says religions can make us more eco-friendly. Or not.
The BBC this week published a significant story about how religions can work for the environment. Lots of success stories and a few failures.

January 25, 2017:
"A Buddhist Tradition to Save Animals Has Taken an Ugly Turn" National Geographic reports
ARC's Claudia He Yun recently witnessed an incident outside a Buddhist temple in the Tiantai Mountains. People placing a turtle in a shallow moat. A monk standing reciting a blessing for the turtle. “It was probably a sea turtle and it will probably die,” says He. National Geographic reports on ARC's work with Buddhists in China to make "mercy release" "compassionate release".