An interesting step towards eco-friendly spiritual travel: The Alliance of Regions and Conservation, working with WWF, is about to launch the Green Pilgrimage Network. The program, to formally kick off at an event in
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Editors note: The following guest post is by Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati an American-born renunciate at Parmarth Niketan ashram in Rishikesh, India (full bio below). While this post may be a bit broader than other items in the
Some timely examples of the intersection of Islam and environmental stewardship, both coming via the good folks over at Green Prophet: 1) Any new mosque built in Qatar must be eco-friendly, and 2) a new green guide to
Some nice symbolism here... WWF-Nepal reports that it has just completed its target for 2011 of planted 108,000 trees in the Sacred Garden of Lumbini, where the Buddha was born roughly 2,500 years ago. Over the next ten years the
After reviewing the major religions of the world's stances on the environment, it seems pretty clear to me that there are more commonalities than differences. In the realm of metaphysics there are genuine and significant
Here at TreeHugger we've long documented how every major religious group has come out supporting strong action on climate change, so the following irony, pointed out by Climate Progress shouldn't come as a shock: Even
Planting trees may be a great way to help save the environment, but thanks to one Catholic diocese in Brazil, it's having a similar effect on parishioners' immortal souls. In an effort to bring a bit of green back
The tall spire that is often the most distinctive architectural feature of a mosque, a minaret is important as the place from which the Islamic call to prayer is issued five times a day. In one small Muslim
Every year there is massive fluctuation in water levels on the River Ganga in Varanasi. Now, in June, in some places you can more or less walk all the way across the river but at high water all the sand you see will be covered by meters and meters of
Some really good words from Wangari Maathai over in Yes! Magazine on the two-way connection between spirituality and environmentalism. I couldn't agree more:
I have come to believe that the physical destruction of the earth extends to us, too. If we
Ethiopia's Orthodox Christians, who believe in creating a living symbol of the garden of Eden around their places of worship, have nurtured some 35,000 'church forests' -- many of them islands of green growth in an almost entirely deforested landscape.
Saint Francis of Assisi statue, photo: David Morris/Creative Commons.
The following post is part of an ongoing series of posts outlining how the world's major religions have traditionally viewed the environment and are putting those beliefs into