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1. Stories of the Stranger  Collected by Martin Palmer and Katriana Hazell
Bene Factum Publishing
All faiths have stories of being the stranger and this touching collection of 20 sometimes funny, sometimes poignant stories from around the world brings these ancient narratives to life. Each has been revitalised by a contemporary writer including Gordon Brown, former UK Prime Minister; Benaifer Bhandari, a Zoroastrian storyteller and poet; Penguin novelist, Dr. Vayu Naidu; Emma Geen, whose debut novel will be published by Bloomsbury in 2015; author Victoria Finlay; and Sef Townsend, a storyteller who works with refugees. Each tells of an encounter with the unknown; highlighting the consequences of uncharitable attitudes and the potential riches that flow from generosity. Read more here.
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2. Faith in Food: Changing the world one meal at a time  Edited by Susie Weldon and Sue Campbell
Bene Factum Publishing
A colourful, inspirational, hard-hitting guide to issues around food, farming and spirituality, Faith in Food: Changing the world one meal at a time explores the realities of our relationship to food and the environment through the value systems and traditions of the major faiths of the world. With a foreword by Prince Charles this 228-page book is aimed at helping people make sustainable and faith-consistent choices around the food they eat, grow and buy. Read sample here.
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3. Sacred Mountains Allerd Stikker
Bene Factum Publishing
Dutch industrialist Allerd Stikker discovered Daoism on a business trip to Taiwan in the 1980s. It led him to become involved in the revival of Daoism itself and its emergence as a force for environmentalism in modern China. Sacred Mountains tells the remarkable personal, spiritual and political story of how this once reviled ancient philosophy has come to play a significant role in shaping the future both of China and our planet as a whole. Read more.
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4. Faith in Conservation (2013): New Approaches to Religion and the Environment by Martin Palmer and Victoria Finlay
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A new edition of this important exploration of how different religions perceive the world - and how these worldviews shape environmental policy. It looks at how the great faiths use mythology, sacred texts and cutting edge investment strategies and explores both the spiritual and material benefits of involving religion in environmental action. Download as a pdf file.


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Latest news

15 September 2014:
Join faiths praying for a strong climate treaty in Paris 2015
Spiritual and religious leaders from around the world are launching the interfaith our voices.net initiative to let world leaders see the moral imperative for a global climate treaty by the December 2015 Meetings in Paris. Includes a new prayer by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

September 10, 2014:
Great review for Sacred Mountains in Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post
"Stikker's business-slanted take on ecology and spirituality is intriguing..." says the South China Morning Post.

September 5, 2014:
ARC statement on Global Alliance for Climate-smart Agriculture
This month a Global Alliance for Climate-smart Agriculture will be launched as a major new initiative to promote more sustainable forms of agriculture. ARC explains why we have decided to join the Alliance.

September 2, 2014:
Islamic Farming introduced to Uganda
Following the successful introduction of Islamic Farming in Kenya the first group of Ugandan farmers has now been taught the principles of this sustainable method..

September 1, 2014:
Creation Tide - 25 years of Christian eco-spirituality
The annual Christian season of Creation Tide (September 1 - October 5) is a month of environmentally-focused reflection and action by Christians around the world.