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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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February 15, 2017:
PRESS RELEASE: Religions to be partners in Earth Hour 2017
A new initiative, led by WWF-UK and with the help of ARC brings Earth Hour to churches and other places of worshipy. The hope is to encourage even more Christians and members of other religious communities to come together, switch off the electricity, light candles and think about protecting the planet and how to live more simply. Resource pack available here.

February 9, 2017:
BBC Earth says religions can make us more eco-friendly. Or not.
The BBC this week published a significant story about how religions can work for the environment. Lots of success stories and a few failures.

January 25, 2017:
"A Buddhist Tradition to Save Animals Has Taken an Ugly Turn" National Geographic reports
ARC's Claudia He Yun recently witnessed an incident outside a Buddhist temple in the Tiantai Mountains. People placing a turtle in a shallow moat. A monk standing reciting a blessing for the turtle. “It was probably a sea turtle and it will probably die,” says He. National Geographic reports on ARC's work with Buddhists in China to make "mercy release" "compassionate release".

January 11 2017:
"Burn only 3 sticks for New Year" urges Buddhist Association of China
The Buddhist Association of China, Chinese Buddhism's main administrative body, has made a special animation to encourage people to avoid burning big or many incense sticks as the Spring Festival and the Chinese New Year of the Rooster is approaching.

December 22, 2016:
ARC's work and partners featured in National Geographic wildlife story
The work of ARC and our partners in the faiths was featured in National Geographic's pre Christmas December edition. The article describes how, with no end in sight to the illegal wildlife trade, secular organizations are working with religious leaders to help combat poaching and sales of wild creatures.