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Religion: 1/20 of 20

Davi Koponawa at home in the forest. Photo: Survival International.

Ours is a path of survival for the whole planet

Liam J Shaughnessy

17th June 2014

As the World Cup gets under way in Brazil, Yanomami shaman Davi Kopenawa told Liam J Shaughnessy about the very different world he inhabits, deep in the Amazon rainforest - a world of bright spirits, ancient knowledge, union with nature. And a world under threat. more...
Indigenous demonstrators in Peru's Cajamarca province protesting at drinking water contamination from the US-Peruvian Conga gold mine, whose operations have been stalled. Photo: Diego Cupolo.

Despite 'progressive' politics, Latin America's indigenous veins are bleeding

Benjamin Dangl

1st May 2014

Left-wing, progressive politicians hold sway across Latin America, writes Benjamin Dangl. But defying their own 'green' rhetoric, they are committed to mining and other environmentally damaging development. Now they face growing resistance from small farmers and indigenous peoples. more...
PetroEcuador warning sign, Ecuadorian Rainforest, 2005. Photo: 00rini hartman via Flickr.com.

In Ecuador's Amazon, a small tribe lives under a dark, oily shadow

Stephen Wallace

26th May 2014

A trip to the Achuar Indians of the Ecuadorian Amazon proved life-changing for Stephen Wallace. Their only desire is to enjoy what they have, and ensure that their children can do the same. But the threat of oil is casting a dark shadow of fear over their lives. more...
The nuclear threat has not gone away - indeed it may be rising. Fylingdales Early Warning station, UK - from a 1960's Colourmaster postcard. Photo: Futurilla via Flickr.com.

We cannot save the Earth, unless there be peace

Winslow Myers

2nd May 2014

To tackle the world's most pressing problems, writes Winslow Myers - like climate chaos, insecurity, hunger, poverty and disease - we must build a life-affirming peace free of the Earth-destroying nuclear weapons whose dark shadow bears down on us all. more...
Kristin Hoffman singing the Ocean Song. From Youtube video by David Randle.

Becoming co-creators in a world of natural beauty

Kristin Hoffmann

27th April 2014

Singer-songwriter Kristin Hoffmann reflects on the natural and divine inspiration that underlies her music, and urges us to both listen and play to rediscover the inner harmonies that are so easily obliterated by the brute cacophony of industrialism. more...
This freshly slaughtered lamb was killed with respect and compassion by a 'shochet', a pious Jew who has in mind the life of the animal as he draws the knife across its neck. Photo: Seth Frantzman via Flickr.com.

We don't care how farm animals live - so why care how they die?

William Naphy

19th March 2014

The debate about halal and kosher animal slaughter is missing the point, writes William Naphy. The question of consciousness at the moment of death is far less important than the suffering animals endure in the preceding minutes, hours, days and months. more...
Anti-nuclear protesters at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA, 16 April 2011. Photo: Brian Stansberry / Wikimedia Commons.

President Obama - pardon the 'Oak Ridge Three' anti-nuclear activists!

Kevin Alexander Gray

19th March 2014

After a peaceful protest against nuclear weapons showed up shoddy security at a $19 billion nuclear bomb factory site, writes Kevin Alexander Gray, Uncle Sam got mad - against the protestors, now jailed for up to five years. Will Peace Prize winner Obama set them free? more...
The 'Seven Wonders' Creation Museum near Mount St. Helens, Oregon. Photo: hansen.berlin via Flickr.com.

God's plan for climate change

J P Sottile

5th March 2014

How, and why, does the US Right and its evangelical 'Christian' wing campaign for mal-education, ignorance, corporate dominance, and the profligate consumption of fossil fuels? J P Sottile explores an alien planet ... more...
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Michael Meacher MP: humans only have 200-300 years left on earth

Tom Levitt

22nd July, 2010

Former environment minister Michael Meacher on the place of humanity in the universe, intelligent design, the survival of the human race, Gaia theory and uncertainties over climate change more...
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CASE STUDY: learning from ancient wisdom

Nicola Graydon

1st January, 2008

What can indigenous wisdom teach us about how to better live within our environmental means? Maestro Tlakaelel has some tips more...
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Impact of religions will have 'deeper roots' than Copenhagen

Ecologist

31st October, 2009

Archbishop speaks of the lasting impact of a religious movement to tackle climate change ahead of major summit of religious leaders more...
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Greening the church: a reluctant sacrifice or a new lease of life?

Tamsin Omond

8th September, 2009

Taking responsibility for our actions, fighting for justice and living in harmony with the rest of creation are among the founding principles of every religion. So why is there is no interfaith, or even inter-Christian statement on climate change? more...

Religion: 1/20 of 20

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Q & A: The Bishop of London

Laura Sevier

1st March, 2009

The eco-conscious Bishop on moral environmentalism and lightening the Church's carbon footprint more...
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Religion's role in restoring the earth’s ecological balance

Laura Sevier

21st January, 2009

Laura Sevier meets the man trying to broker a better relationship between God, man, science and the natural world. more...

The Desire and the Doom

Bill Talen

7th November, 2008

We interrupt our regular programming for a moral advisory more...
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The language of the GM technology debate

Prof Guy Cook

1st October, 2008

The great GM debate is a complex one. Professor Guy Cook examines the ways in which the issue is often tackled - verbally that is. more...
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'Holistic' gardening?

Paul Kingsnorth

1st February, 2008

A year ago, my brother, who is probably a better gardener than me (even though he does insist on giving half his land over to mangel-wurzels, whatever they are) gave me a book called "Gardening and Planting by the Moon" more...
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With God on their side

Bill Moyers

1st May, 2005

Receiving the Global Environment Citizen Award in December, US television journalist Bill Moyers warned of the threat posed to the planet by America’s religious right. This is an abridged version of his speech

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The fate of India's vultures

Malcolm Tait

1st October, 2004

India’s vulture population is facing catastrophic collapse and with it the sacrosanct corporeal passing of the Parsi dead more...
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Terrorism and globalisation

Fritjof Capra

1st May, 2003

For all its obsession with international terrorism, Washington fails to see how the phenomenon is driven by its own model of globalisation – a model that is itself uniquely vulnerable to terrorist attacks. Fritjof Capra on security and sustainability more...

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