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Selected titles from the ARC Bookshop

over 50 titles covering religion and conservation

  Faith in Conservation by Martin Palmer with Victoria Finlay
How different religious worldviews shape environmental policy. Part of the World Bank’s Directions in Development series.
The Times World Religions: A History of Faith
An important text book – full of maps, photographs and accessibly written text combining to produce a comprehensive history of faith.
The Jesus Sutras: Rediscovering the lost religion of Taoist Christianity by Martin Palmer
Three extraordinary stories – the discovery of the first church site in China, built in the seventh century, the history of the Church of the East in Asia, and a new and moving translation of its beautiful liturgies and meditations.

Festivals of the World by Elizabeth Breuilly, Joanne O’Brien and Martin Palmer
How major religions celebrate their teachings and commemorate landmarks in their history. Includes annual festival calendars.
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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".