Yesterday I was delighted to have been able to join in celebrations for Ganesh Chaturthi at one of my local Hindu temples. I had been invited to talk to the congregation about some very important gatherings that are happening later this year.
I thought the occasion particularly apt because Hindus and others particularly invoke Ganesha for:
Momentum is building in the lead-up to the UN climate talks in Paris that begin on 30 November 2015 and are crucial to our future.
What – and who – will cause the tipping point that will lead to the bold decisions we need being taken before it is too late?
It may well be come from sleeping giants.
International Climate Change Symposium 17-18 August 2015, CC BY Islamic Relief
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In my last post I asked ‘What does religion have to do with sustainability?’
As I write this, Muslims around the world are currently fasting during the day as a major part of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
On this first day of the month, people around the world – not just Muslims – are also fasting: fasting Continue reading
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In our current world we see a lot of violence and environmental destruction. Much of this is done in the guise of following religious teachings. Conflict between religious groups tends to highlight perceived differences between them.
And yet we have more in common than we have differences between us.
We all live on – and share – the one finite planet.
We are all part of, and dependent upon, the Earth’s ecosystems. We are not separate from them. All Continue reading
Around the world, Muslims are currently in the holy month of Ramadan.
This is a time when Muslims fast during daylight.
But like many other faiths, this time is more than just not eating or drinking. Continue reading