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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.”

Ibrahim Abdil-Mu’id Ramey’s Interview in the Daily Trust

Ibrahim Abdil-Mu’id Ramey’s Interview in the Daily Trust

Nigeria: Adamawa Religious Leaders Parley On Peace, 24 June 2010 Yola — As part of efforts to ensure peaceful co-existence among Christians and Muslims, the Nigerian Inter Religious Council (NIREC) Adamawa State chapter yesterday started a meeting to discuss and …

Eco-Justice Now, by Joan Kirby, RSCJ

Eco-Justice Now, by Joan Kirby, RSCJ

Because the world’s richest nations have contributed more to climate change, we have a greater responsibility to take action – and to do it quickly. It is time to cry out for ecojustice.

‘Speaking Truth to Power’: An important statement by the Dalai Lama

‘Speaking Truth to Power’: An important statement by the Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama has made an important statement about his role and Tibet’s future in which he admits that his faith in the present Chinese government is ‘thinning’. He also advances a historic precedent for a Dalai Lama by stating that Tibet’s future is “for the Tibetan people to decide, not for me as an individual.”

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