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Cultural Understanding and the Abrahamic Traditions

Cultural Understanding and the Abrahamic Traditions

The multi-part videotaped series Children of Abraham: A Cultural Mosaic explores the influence and impact of the Abrahamic Traditions on all aspects of modern Western culture to create greater awareness and acceptance across all ethnicities and traditions.

RIO+20 – Interfaith Response to Sustainable Development

RIO+20 – Interfaith Response to Sustainable Development

What does religion have to do with sustainable development? Religions help people shape their worldview and and act on their values. The Interfaith Consortium for Ecological Civilization works toward the transformation of consciousness needed to make necessary life-style changes to assure sustainability.

Reflections on the Commission on Sustainable Development

Reflections on the Commission on Sustainable Development

The Final Earth Negotiation Bulletin reports the failure of the latest Commission on Sustainable Development. It cites numerous causes of the disaster – overemphasis on the environment to the exclusion of social and economic concerns, the absence of finance ministers who are replaced by environmentalists representing governments, the absence of enforcement conditions for CSD -17, and, above all, a politicized debating format leading to language refinement but not to action.

2011 Is the International Year of Forests

2011 Is the International Year of Forests

Forests are the most biologically-diverse ecosystems on land, home to more than half of the terrestrial species of animals, plants and insects. Forests also provide shelter, jobs and security for forest-dependent populations. Yet despite all of these priceless ecological, economic, social and health benefits, we are destroying the very forests we need to survive.

Report on the 65th Session of the UN General Assembly (2010)

Report on the 65th Session of the UN General Assembly (2010)

During the opening session of the Assembly, President Barack Obama cited the importance of civil society proclaiming that “Civil Society is the conscience of our communities, and America will always extend our engagement abroad with citizens beyond the halls of government. We will call out those who suppress ideas, and serve as the voice for the voiceless.”

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