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Sacred Mountains sample chapter (758 KB)
The foreword, introduction and opening chapter of ARC partner Allerd Stikker's 'Sacred Mountains', a highly personal account of his involvement with Daoism and environmentalism and his work with ARC to support the revival of Daoism as a guiding force in Chinese society.

Green Pilgrimage Network Newsletter, May 2014 (2.4 MB KB)
Green Pilgrimage Network Newsletter, May 2014.

ARC statement on Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (528 KB)
This month a Global Alliance for Climate-smart Agriculture will be launched as a major new initiative to promote more sustainable forms of agriculture. This statement explains why ARC has decided to sign up to the initiative.

The End of the World (242 KB)
A retelling, by Emma Geen, of a story from the life of Bahá'u'lláh, founder of the Bahá'i faith. Taken from 'Stories of the Stranger'.

That's Just My Laundry (234 KB)
A retelling, by Adele Moss, of a traditional Jewish folk story. Taken from 'Stories of the Stranger'.

Even Kings Know The Fear of Death (203 KB)
A retelling, by Emma Geen, of a story from the life of Siddhartha. Taken from 'Stories of the Stranger'.

Stewardship of God's Creation (1700 KB)
An ARC-supported environmental toolkit for catechists and seminarians prepared by the Catholic University of East Africa and weaving Catholic teachings on the environment with African spirituality and traditional beliefs on caring for nature.

Press Release: ISE Meeting, May 23 2014 (307 kb KB)
Press Release: ISE Meeting, May 23 2014

ARC Islamic Farming leaflet (635 KB)
In response to requests from ARC's Muslim faith partners in sub Saharan Africa, ARC has produced the first conservation agriculture manual specifically designed for Muslim farmers. Islamic Farming was launched in Nairobi in March 2014.

Using traditional culture to build an ecological civilisation in China (500 KB)
Article on the fourth Ecological Temple Education Seminar, titled How to use traditional Culture to build an ecological civilization: a dialogue between Academic and Daoist Communities. Published by The China Academy of Social Sciences.

Manual for tree and vegetable production (1900 KB)
The Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council has produced a manual for tree and vegetable production as part of its project to pilot an eco mosque.

Women-led tree nurseries - entrepreneurship training (471 KB)
ARC has funded the establishment of eight women-led tree nurseries by the Northern Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania. As part of this, the Church provided training in entrepreneurship and establishing tree nurseries. Here is the tree entrepreneurship manual it produced.

Women-led tree nurseries - training in running tree nurseries (537 KB)
ARC has funded the establishment of eight women-led tree nurseries by the Northern Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania. As part of this, the Church provided training in entrepreneurship and establishing tree nurseries. Here is the tree nursery establishment manual it produced.

Fatwa protecting threatened animals in Indonesia (English translation) (1200 KB)
Historic document issued by the Indonesian Council of Ulama (MUI) requiring the country's 200 million Muslims to take an active role in protecting threatened species including tigers, rhinos, elephants and orangutans.

Joint Action Statement for Agriculture (90 KB)
This is the Joint Action Statement for Agriculture issued at the launch of the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture. ARC is a signatory to the statement.

Green Pilgrimage Network Handbook (2200 KB)
This is the latest edition of the Green Pilgrimage Network handbook (English edition).

Islamic Farming Toolkit (6,800 KB)
Groundbreaking new publication published by ARC with Global One 2015. This toolkit is the first of its kind in aligning Islamic theology and values to the principles of conservation agriculture, making it a highly influential contribution to tackling the food and farming crisis in Africa

Eco-retreat Newsletter December 2013 (435 KB)
Latest news of green developments from Christian retreat centres around the UK.

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Green Pilgrimage Network leaflet (643 KB)
Introductory leaflet outlining the principles behind the Green Pilgrimage Network.

First ever Sikh statement on climate change (83 KB)
To coincide with the September 23, 2014 Climate Change Summit in New York City the international environmental organisation EcoSikh issued the first ever statement on climate change from a Sikh perspective.

The Most Venerable Book (Shang Shu) review, China Daily September 2014 (1500 KB)
"Bright new light on ancient ideas" - a thoughtful and positive review of Martin Palmers newly published translation of the Confucian classic Shang Shu, written by Paul Bolding for the China Daily newspaper.

New North London Synagogue Reconciliation event flier (127 KB)
Invitation flier for an evening at the new North London Synagogue, Finchley, in which Martin Palmer is one of the speakers on the theme of reconciliation.

Faith in Food - a new guide to eating mindfully (520 KB)
ARC has produced a colourful, inspirational, hard-hitting guide to issues around food, farming and spirituality, Faith in Food: Changing the world one meal at a time. The 228-page book, which has a foreword by Prince Charles - is aimed at helping people make sustainable and faith-consistent choices around the food they eat, grow and buy. Here is more information about the book, including images of the brightly illustrated pages.

History In The Making (285 KB)
PDF version of the full text of a thoughtful three-page article about the Ise event written by Paul Vallely. The feature was printed in the Monday June 23, 2014 edition of The Independent.

PRESS RELEASE: Historic meeting of Shinto priests and international environmental and religious figures to take place at Ise this June (77 KB)
A unique meeting of 700 Shinto priests and leading international environmental and religious figures at a major Japanese shrine next month will help carve the future of how the world develops.

Nigeria: Qadiriyyah long-term plan summary (49 KB)
An outline of the main points from the Long Term Plan presented to ARC's 'Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent' celebration half in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2012.

Green Pilgrimage Network Partnership with R20 Regions of Climate Action (119 KB)
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Climate Action initiative for regional leaders has put pilgrim cities high up on its agenda through a new partnership with the Green Pilgrimage Network.

Traditions for the Future - Closing address by Bishop Nathan Kyamanywa (173 KB)
In his closing address Bishop Nathan reflects on the important spiritual lessons from the Ise event.

Letter of support to Ise from HRH Prince Philip (29 KB)
A supportive letter written by HRH Prince Philip sent to the ARC/Jinja Honcho Ise event, June 2014

Letter of support to Ise from HRH Prince Charles (85 KB)
A supportive letter written by HRH Prince Charles sent to the ARC/Jinja Honcho Ise event, June 2014

Green Gurdwara Guide (9000 KB)
A thorough guidebook to all aspects of planning, building and adapting Gurdwara buildings to become more sustainable, as well as looking at how they are used and ways to raise awareness of green issues in our lifestyles and religious practices.

Ise Delegate Biographies (655 KB)
Biographies of the delegates at the Ise celebration June 2014.

Religion and Conservation Must Go Hand In Hand (332 KB)
Article about the impact of pilgrimage on wildlife by tiger conservationist Dharmendra Khandar published in the Financial Chronicle of India, August 20, 2014.

Fatwa issued by the Indonesian Council of Ulama protecting animals (Bahasa Indonesian) (1300 KB)
Fatwa issued by the Indonesian Council of Ulama requiring the country's 200 million Muslims to take an active role in protecting threatened species including tigers, rhinos, elephants and orang-utans.

GPN Newsletter December 2013 (1200 KB)
Latest edition of the Green Pilgrimage Network newsletter with updates on developments in India, the Middle East and Europe

The Green Up! Toolkit (4,400 KB)
Very informative Islamic guide to help mosques and other Islamic groups address environmental issues and reduce their negative impact. Includes useful background material, Qur'anic quotes and a structured Award scheme with many practical suggestions for Greening Up.

The Hidden Forest (779 KB)
A specially commissioned story, written by Jahnavi Harrison, about three generations of women from an Indian family and their experiences as they make a pilgrimage to the sacred sites of Vrindavan.

Living churchyards: B1 Slow Worms & Other Reptiles (191 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Living churchyards: A11 Caring for Stone Walls (194 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Living churchyards: A10 Caring for Stonework etc (257 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Living churchyards: B11 Burial Sites across Britain (161 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Living churchyards: A8 Helping Wildlife (159 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Living churchyards: A5 Yews and other Veteran Trees (153 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Living churchyards: A6 Practical Management of Trees and Shrubs (184 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Living churchyards: A4 Inspecting and Caring For Trees (262 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Living churchyards: A2 Caring For Grassland (213 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Living churchyards: A1 Five Steps to Churchyard & Burial Ground Care (628 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Living churchyards: Useful Contacts (88 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Living churchyards: preface (78 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Living churchyards: contents (43 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

How to build an Eco-Greenhouse (230 KB)
From REAP Scotland, a simple guide to building a greenhouse out of plastic bottles. Start collecting now… Uploaded for use by the Green Pilgrimage Network and others.

Living churchyards: A9 Pesky Plants and Animals (224 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Living churchyards: B6 Butterflies etc (156 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Living churchyards: A3 cutting long grass (243 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Living churchyards: C1 Archaeology & Built Features (302 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Factsheet: Sumatran Elephants (310 KB)
Factsheet prepared by WWF Indonesia in 2013 about the situation of the endangered Sumatran Elephants.

Factsheet: Sumatran Tigers (269 KB)
Factsheet prepared by WWF Indonesia in 2013 about the situation of the endangered Sumatran Tigers.

Church of Scotland Theological Statement on Green Pilgrimage (170 KB)
Theological statement drawn up in preparation for the inauguration of the Green Pilgrimage Network in Assisi, Italy in November 2011.

Anglican theological statement on green pilgrimage (177 KB)
Theological statement drawn up in preparation for the inauguration of the Green Pilgrimage Network in Assisi, Italy in November 2011.

Muslim theological statement on green pilgrimage (181 KB)
Theological statement drawn up in preparation for the inauguration of the Green Pilgrimage Network in Assisi, Italy in November 2011.

Lutheran theological statement on green pilgrimage (184 KB)
Theological statement drawn up in preparation for the inauguration of the Green Pilgrimage Network in Assisi, Italy in November 2011.

Jewish theological statement on green pilgrimage (418 KB)
Theological statement drawn up in preparation for the inauguration of the Green Pilgrimage Network in Assisi, Italy in November 2011.

Living churchyards: B10 Surveying for Plants & Animals (135 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Hindu theological statement on green pilgrimage (207 KB)
Theological statement drawn up in preparation for the inauguration of the Green Pilgrimage Network in Assisi, Italy in November 2011.

Living churchyards: D6 Sustainability (123 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Living churchyards: B2 Hedgehogs & Other Mammals (152 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Living churchyards: B9 Mosses, Liverworts and Ferns (122 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Living churchyards: D1 Involving Volunteers (216 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Living churchyards: B3 Bats in the Belfry (133 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Living churchyards: B5 Bumblebees etc (210 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Living churchyards: D2 Health & Safety (216 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Living churchyards: B4 Swifts & Other Birds (217 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Living churchyards: B8 Wonderful Waxcaps & Other Fungi (148 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Living churchyards: D3 Recreation & Learning (144 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Living churchyards: D4 Telling the Story (355 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Franciscan theological statement on green pilgrimage (164 KB)
Theological statement drawn up in preparation for the inauguration of the Green Pilgrimage Network in Assisi, Italy in November 2011.

Hindu Environment Week: Bhumi press release (61 KB)
A press release about the first ever international Hindu Environment Week from co-ordinating organisation The Bhumi Project.

Living churchyards: A7 Caring for Hedgerows (102 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Living churchyards: C3 Geology of the Stones (134 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Living churchyards: B7 Learn About Lichens (94 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Living churchyards: C2 History, Folklore & Traditions (100 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Armenian Orthodox theological statement on green pilgrimage (187 KB)
Theological statement drawn up in preparation for the inauguration of the Green Pilgrimage Network in Assisi, Italy in November 2011.

Bahá'i theological statement on green pilgrimage (161 KB)
Theological statement drawn up in preparation for the inauguration of the Green Pilgrimage Network in Assisi, Italy in November 2011.

Coptic Othodox theological statement on green pilgrimage (156 KB)
Theological statement drawn up in preparation for the inauguration of the Green Pilgrimage Network in Assisi, Italy in November 2011.

Living churchyards: D5 Applying for Grants (140 KB)
Useful worksheet for those managing sustainable churchyards prepared by Caring For God's Acre.

Walking the Eco-School journey in Kenya (2900 KB)
At ARC's Nairobi celebration in September 2012, Kenyan teacher Tom Barasa gave a presentation on his experience of developing an eco-school at Goibei High School in Western Kenya, with some excellent tips for 'dos and don'ts'.

Green Guide to Hajj - Arabic version (2100 KB)
The Green Guide to Hajj, originally published in English in 2011, has been translated into Arabic, commissioned by Dr Husna Ahmed of the Faith Regen Foundation, UK

ARC general newsletter June 2013 (247 KB)
A quick guide to the main areas of work and new publications from ARC's current programme.

Faith and Food in Bristol's Big Green Week (98 KB)
Details of a programme of events on the theme of 'Faith and Food' organised by Bristol Cathedral and running throughout Big Green Week in June 2013

PRESS RELEASE Three generations of the royal family speak out against wild animal trafficking (70 KB)
Prince Charles and Prince William have called a special conference to draw attention to the illegal trade in endangered animal species.

Press Release ValuesQuest launches at Hay on Wye (205 KB)
A groundbreaking collaboration between ARC and the Club of Rome is being launched at a festival of ideas in the UK.

Norwich Cathedral Pilgrimage Project (49 KB)
Document setting out the aims and objectives of Norwich Cathedrals plans to develop their pilgrimage centre with a network of pilgrim pathways as part of becoming a Green Pilgrimage Network member.

GPN Handbook - India Chapter (925 KB)
Version of the Green Pilgrimage Handbook specially adapted for the launch of the GPN India Chapter in Hyderabad, October 2012.

Bishop William Skylstad: Facing The Wind (154 KB)
Inspirational speech about the moral and social dimensions of climate change given to students in 2010 by Catholic Bishop the Most Reverend William Skylstad of Spokane, Washington (USA).

Water Schools (3600 KB)
Faiths are involved in half of all schools worldwide. ARC's Water Schools initiative works promotes WASH - water, sanitation and hygiene - issues in faith schools.

Christian Eco Retreat Newsletter: May 2013 (90 KB)
Quarterly digital newsletter sharing information about green developments around the UK Christian retreat centre network.

Green Pilgrimage Network - Newsletter July 2013 (391 KB)
Latest information from the network, including reports of the Jerusalem Green Pilgrim International Symposium and this year's Maukib in Kano, Nigeria

About ARC leaflet (381 KB)
Introductory leaflet giving an overview of ARC and some of ARC's key activities

Faith in Conservation 2013 (1000 KB)
New edition of the original 2003 World Bank publication written by Martin Palmer and Victoria Finlay. The book explores the spiritual and practical value of involving religions in environmentalism with many practical examples of their unique contribution to conservation action.

Many Heavens One Earth in Action (8000 KB)
A wonderful handbook of ideas and good practice from faith groups acting on the environment in Africa. Read it: it will inspire you. Published October 2013

PRESS RELEASE Head of China's oldest religion comes to visit ARC's UK headquarters (58 KB)
IN a historic development from ARC's international work against the illegal wildlife trade a Daoist delegation from China, including Mr Wang Zhe Yi, General Secretary of the Chinese Daoist Association, is to visit Kelston Park, Bath, UK.

Green Dharma (251 KB)
Subtitled "Clearing the Pollution of Our Minds to Save the Environment" this 2009 paper by Richard Dale Jenkinson IV looks at the relationship between Mongolian Buddhism and the environment.

Environmental Guidelines for Kagyu Monasteries, Centres and Communities. (1.9 KB)
Useful handbook outlining the principles and practice of environmental conservation within the Karma Kagyu Buddhist tradition commissioned by the Seventeenth Karmapa, Ogyen Drodul Trinley Dorje in 2008.

The Hidden Forest (Script version) (1300 KB)
Entertaining and educational play specially adapted for schools from Jahnavi Harrison's 'The Hidden Forest' story about three generations of Hindu women undertaking a pilgrimage in India.

Bishop Zac - keynote address to Uganda Faiths Network (83 KB)
In a world of fudge, compromise and half truths, Uganda’s Anglican Bishop Rt. Rev. Zac Niringiye offers a laser-sharp clarity that is as inspiring as it is challenging. He brought his clear-eyed vision to the launch of the Uganda Faiths Network on Environment Action.

Faith-Based Education For Sustainable Development toolkit for teachers (6,500 KB)
A wide-ranging toolkit devised by faith groups and educationalists in Africa aiming to help teachers incorporate the messages of sustainable development from a faith-based perspective into their curriculum.

Green Pilgrimage Network - Newsletter September 2013 (1100 KB)
The latest edition celebrates the international gathering in Trondheim in July that welcomed16 new pilgrimage destinations to the network.

The Quiet Revolutionaries (Biodiversity article) (59 KB)
Martin Palmer challenges conventional conservation approaches by asserting the role of faiths worldwide.

Green Pilgrimage as a model for faith based action (952 KB)
Text of an address delivered by Martin Palmer to the Song Shan Forum on Chinese and World Civilisation, September 8, 2013

Jerusalem Framework for Green & Accessible Pilgrimage (394 KB)
Document of principles presented at the Jerusalem Symposium on Green and Accessible pilgrimage, April 2013

Faithful Pilgrims: timetable for GPN meeting in Trondheim, July 2013 (369 KB)
Full timetable and agenda for the international gathering of representatives from the Green Pilgrimage Network taking place in Trondheim, Norway between July 26-28, 2013.

GPN Trondheim delegate bios (200 KB)
Some of the delegate biographies for the GPN meeting in Trondheim Norway July 2013

PRESS RELEASE Confucianists Release First Statement on Environment (53 KB)
The International Confucian Ecological Alliance will be releasing the first ever statement about their beliefs in relation to the environment at the ARC meeting in Trondheim.

108 Things You Can Do To Help Save The Environment (66 KB)
Inspiring collection of spiritual and practical things for Buddhists to do to help protect the environment compiled during the first conference on environmental protection for Kagyu Monasteries and Centres, March 2009

Confucian Statement on the Protection of the Planet (96 KB)
Historic statement prepared by the International Confucian Ecological Alliance (ICEA) and announced at the ARC event in Trondheim, Norway in July 2013.

Letter To His Holiness (193 KB)
Letter from WWF and ARC to His Holiness Pope Francis on the occasion of his visit to Brazil in 2013 urging him to make the conservation of the Amazon region a Catholic priority.

Green Pilgrimage Newsletter Number 8, Sept 2013 (1300 KB)
Updates from Trondheim; the question of polybags; another question of flipflops; new members, new chapters, candles and a prayer for swifts. Jerusalem, India, Scotland and Buckingham Palace.

Reconnecting the pillars of Chinese society: Allerd Sticker (1000 KB)
A perspective on how the Confucian tradition can help restore ecological balance in China. Allerd Sticker: International Confucian Ecological Alliance Workshop, Song Shan, September 2013

GPN Newsletter 6, April 2013 (250 KB)
The sixth Green Pilgrimage Network newsletter

Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies IWT Statement (387 KB)
Statement on the illegal wildlife trade presented to HRH Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace, February 2013

Anglican Church of South Africa IWT Statement (434 KB)
Statement on the illegal wildlife trade presented to HRH Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace, February 2013

Anglican Church of Uganda IWT Statement (Part 1) (405 KB)
Statement on the illegal wildlife trade presented to HRH Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace, February 2013

Manarat International University, Bangladesh IWT Statement (60 KB)
Statement on the illegal wildlife trade presented to HRH Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace, February 2013

Kenya Episcopal Conference (Catholic Secretariat) IWT Statement (2000 KB)
Statement on the illegal wildlife trade presented to HRH Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace, February 2013

Daoism Faith Statement on IWT (54 KB)
Statement on the illegal wildlife trade presented to HRH Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace, February 2013

Ethiopian Orthodox Church (207 KB)
Statement on the illegal wildlife trade presented to HRH Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace, February 2013

Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana IWT statement (148 KB)
Statement on the illegal wildlife trade presented to HRH Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace, February 2013

Greek Orthodox Church IWT Statement (131 KB)
Statement on the illegal wildlife trade presented to HRH Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace, February 2013

Karma Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism IWT statement (68 KB)
Statement on the illegal wildlife trade presented to HRH Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace, February 2013

Hindu American Foundation (445 KB)
Statement on the illegal wildlife trade presented to HRH Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace, February 2013

Hindu American Seva Communities (141 KB)
Statement on the illegal wildlife trade presented to HRH Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace, February 2013

Hindu Forum of Britain (487 KB)
Statement on the illegal wildlife trade presented to HRH Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace, February 2013

Uganda Muslim Supreme Council IWT statement (1700 KB)
Statement on the illegal wildlife trade presented to HRH Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace, February 2013

Anglican Church of Uganda IWT Statement (Part 2) (370 KB)
Statement on the illegal wildlife trade presented to HRH Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace, February 2013

Humanitarian Efforts and Relief, Uganda IWT Statement (2000 KB)
Statement on the illegal wildlife trade presented to HRH Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace, February 2013

KIndling an Extravagant Hope (1100 KB)
Thoughtful historical piece by the Rev Richard Frazer of Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, about the growth in commitment to renewal and transformation in the face of environmental degradation.

Parnath-Niketan IWT Statement (349 KB)
Statement on the illegal wildlife trade presented to HRH Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace, February 2013

Kindling an Extravagant Hope (1100 KB)
Thoughtful historical piece by the Rev Richard Frazer of Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, about the growth in commitment to renewal and transformation in the face of environmental degradation.

United Church of Christ in Zimbabwe IWT statement (72 KB)
Statement on the illegal wildlife trade presented to HRH Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace, February 2013

Tibetan Buddhist IWT Statement (74 KB)
Statement on the illegal wildlife trade presented to HRH Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace, February 2013

Supreme Council of Kenyan Muslims (SUPKEM) IWT statement pt 2 (1200 KB)
Statement on the illegal wildlife trade presented to HRH Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace, February 2013

SUPKEM IWT statement page 1 (1700 KB)
Statement on the illegal wildlife trade presented to HRH Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace, February 2013

Indonesian Muslim - Majelis Ulama Indonesia IWT Statemement (223 KB)
Statement on the illegal wildlife trade presented to HRH Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace, February 2013

Muslim Judicial Council/SAFCEI IWT statement (63 KB)
Statement on the illegal wildlife trade presented to HRH Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace, February 2013

The Sanghas of Mongolia and Bhutan IWT statement (33 KB)
Statement on the illegal wildlife trade presented to HRH Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace, February 2013

Darul Qadiriyyah (Nigeria) IWT statement (129 KB)
Statement on the illegal wildlife trade presented to HRH Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace, February 2013

Supreme Council of Kenyan Muslims (SUPKEM) IWT statement pt 3 (2200 KB)
Statement on the illegal wildlife trade presented to HRH Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace, February 2013

ValuesQuest events at HowTheLightGetsIn 2013 (190 KB)
A programme of debates at this year's HowTheLightGetsIn Festival in Hay on Wye, UK triggered by the Club of Rome/ARC ValuesQuest project.

ValuesQuest - a Club of Rome Discussion Document (216 KB)
Paper jointly produced by Karl Wagner (Club of Rome) and Martin Palmer (ARC) to stimulate a widespread discussion on the potential for rediscovering the role of values as a driving force behind positive social change.

Daily Mail article 13-01-15 (501 KB)
Report in the Daily Mail announcing Prince Philip's planned meeting with Chinese government officials, Daoist representatives and ARC to discuss misuse of endangered species for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

GPN Newsletter 5 January 2013 (199 KB)
Green Pilgrimage Network update, including news of green activities at the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India, a report of the November 2012 GPN India Chapter meeting in Rishikesh, India , and publication of a Green Pilgrim's Handbook for those attending the Catholic Church's World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro this summer.

Green Pilgrimage Network - Handbook for Catholics (English version) (1800 KB)
English version of a short booklet designed for the Rio de Janeiro organisers of World Youth Day 2013 which is also applicable to any other Catholic pilgrimage site. The handbook gives advice and information on 'greening' pilgrimage, including the theological basis, practical changes and making partnerships with government agencies and NGOs. This full-sized PDF document has active links to relevant websites.

Green Pilgrimage Network - Handbook for Catholics (Portuguese version) (1800 KB)
Portuguese version of a short booklet designed for the Rio de Janeiro organisers of World Youth Day 2013 which is also applicable to any other Catholic pilgrimage site. The handbook gives advice and information on 'greening' pilgrimage, including the theological basis, practical changes and making partnerships with government agencies and NGOs. This full-sized PDF document has active links to relevant websites.

Green Pilgrimage Network - Handbook for Catholics (Spanish version) (995 KB)
Spanish version of a short booklet designed for the Rio de Janeiro organisers of World Youth Day 2013 which is also applicable to any other Catholic pilgrimage site. The handbook gives advice and information on 'greening' pilgrimage, including the theological basis, practical changes and making partnerships with government agencies and NGOs. This full-sized PDF document has active links to relevant websites.

The Quiet Revolution (Resurgence Article, March 2013) pt 1 (1,400 KB)
First part of an article written by Martin Palmer for the 40th anniversary edition of the environmental magazine Resurgence summarising the argument for involving the faiths in the cause of conservation.

The Quiet Revolution (Resurgence Article, March 2013) pt 2 (1,600 KB)
Second part of an article written by Martin Palmer for the 40th anniversary edition of the environmental magazine Resurgence summarising the argument for involving the faiths in the cause of conservation.

US Pollinators Leaflet - Christian (956 KB)
A leaflet explaining the theological basis for Christians to care for the environment with ideas for action to protect endangered pollinator species.

US Pollinators leaflet - Buddhists (1300 KB)
A leaflet explaining the philosophical basis for Buddhistss to care for the environment with ideas for action to protect endangered pollinator species.

US Pollinators leaflet - Judaism (875 KB)
A leaflet explaining the theological basis for followers of Judaism to care for the environment with ideas for action to protect endangered pollinator species.

US Pollinators leaflet - Islam (1100 KB)
A leaflet explaining the theological basis for followers of Islam to care for the environment with ideas for action to protect endangered pollinator species.

EMF/ARC Waterschools Technology Manual (2300 KB)
A handbook for teachers and others about good practice in regard to water conservation, hygiene and sanitation prepared in Holland by Dick Bouman of Aqua for All, Henk Holtslag and Frederik Claasen of EMF as a contribution to ARC’s Waterschools programme.

ARC-General-Jan2012r.pdf (1400 KB)
This picture-led presentation will give you an overview of ARC's work.

ARC Africa Faiths November 2012 newsletter (1700 KB)
In ARC's first newsletter to our African faith partners following the successful launch of their long-term commitments for a living planet in Nairobi in September, we learn how to make a solar funnel cooker and share news of workshops held and videos made.

Water Conservation Manual (332 KB)
Helpful guide to water conservation, hygeine and sanitation issues for Bangladeshi communities, combining useful information about the issues and lots of practical methods to improve water hygeine and efficiency.

Green Pilgrimage Network Newsletter November 2012 (291 KB)
Latest edition has dates for Trondheim gathering, news of India and Israel Chapters, update on the launch of Green Hajj guide in Indonesia and more news from Scotland.

Sacred Life of Trees (1000 KB)
Every major faith has its stories about the central role of trees. Martin Palmer explores the importance of trees to the great faiths in an article for the magazine Faith Initiative: Embracing Diversity.

Opportunities for Partnership (803 KB)
Following the successful launch in September 2012 of long-term action plans on the environment from 27 Christian, Muslim and Hindu groups in sub-Saharan Africa in Nairobi, ARC has identified five key areas for potential partnership between faith and secular groups.

WWF Nairobi Press Briefing - invitation (70 KB)
Invitation to a WWF press briefing on the environmental and conservation issues around wild animal poaching and the role that faith groups in Africa can play in addressing them.

PRESS RELEASE: UNEP to push work with faiths to "top of their priorities" in Africa (2000 KB)
Report on the contribution of United Nations Environmental Programme Regional Representative Mounaila Goumandakoye and others to the first day of the ARC-organised 'Many heavens, One Earth, Our Continent' event in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2012.

ARC Nairobi Celebration 2012 - timetable (221 KB)
Full timetable for the ARC celebration event 'Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent' held in Nairobi, September 2012

Long term plan: Abuja Diocese, Nigeria (152 KB)
The long term plan drawn up by theCatholic Diocese of Abuja in Nigeria and presented at the Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent conference in Nairobi in September 2012

PRESS RELEASE: Major ARC event to launch African faith plans (184 KB)
ARC will hold a major celebration in Nairobi, Kenya, later this month to launch 26 commitments on the environment by Christian, Muslim and Hindu faith groups. It is, we believe, the biggest civil society movement on climate change the Continent has seen.

Many Heavens One Earth Our Continent (6500 KB)
Many Heavens One Earth Our Continent: African Faith Commitments for A Living Planet is a 120-page book which ARC has produced for the official launch of long-term plans on the environment in Nairobi, Kenya, on September 20, 2012. It outlines all the ambitious and inspiring plans which the faiths have developed and includes some photographs of their work as well as quotations on the environment.

Long-term plan: Qadiriyyah - Nigeria (135 KB)
The long term plan drawn up by the Qadiriyyah Movement in Nigeria and West Africa, and presented at the Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent in Nairobi in September 2012

Long term plan: UMYA/HEAR, Uganda (266 KB)
The long term plan drawn up by the Uganda Muslim Youth Association in collaboration with Humanitarian Efforts and Relief, Uganda and presented at the Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent in Nairobi in September 2012

Long term plan: UCCZ, Zimbabwe (115 KB)
The long term plan drawn up by the United Church of Christ, Zimbabwe and presented at the Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent in Nairobi in September 2012

Long term plan: Greek Orthodox Church, Zimbabwe (160 KB)
The long term plan drawn up by the Greek Orthodox Church in Zimbabwe and presented at the Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent in Nairobi in September 2012

Long term plan: UMSC/UMWA, Uganda (377 KB)
The long term plan drawn up by the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council and the Uganda Muslim Women's Association and presented at the Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent in Nairobi in September 2012

Long term plan: Bhumi, Kenya (295 KB)
The long term plan drawn up by the Bhumi Project, based in Kenya, and presented at the Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent in Nairobi in September 2012

Long term plan: PCC Cameroon (86 KB)
The long term plan drawn up by the Presbyterian Church of Cameroon and presented at the Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent in Nairobi in September 2012

Long term plan: ACSA South Africa (217 KB)
The long term plan drawn up by the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and presented at the Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent in Nairobi in September 2012

Long term plan: AMECEA Kenya (147 KB)
The long term plan drawn up by the AMECEA Catholic University, Kenya and presented at the Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent in Nairobi in September 2012

Long term plan: Church of Uganda (225 KB)
The long term plan drawn up by the Bunyaro Kitaro diocese of the Church of Uganda and presented at the Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent in Nairobi in September 2012

Long term plan: EOC Ethiopia (565 KB)
The long term plan drawn up by the Ethiopian Orthodox Churchand presented at the Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent in Nairobi in September 2012

Long term plan: EEC Ethiopia (979 KB)
The long term plan drawn up by the Ethiopian Evangelical Church and presented at the Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent in Nairobi in September 2012

Long-term plan: EIASC Ethiopia (360 KB)
The long term plan drawn up by the Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council and presented at the Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent in Nairobi in September 2012

Long term plan: EPC Ghana (102 KB)
The long term plan drawn up by the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ghana and presented at the Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent in Nairobi in September 2012

Long term plan: Kenya Episcopal Conference (414 KB)
The long term plan drawn up by the Kenya Episcopal Conference and presented at the Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent in Nairobi in September 2012

Long term plan: MCK Kenya (115 KB)
The long term plan drawn up by the Methodist Church in Kenya and presented at the Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent in Nairobi in September 2012

Long term plan: PCEA Kenya (360 KB)
The long term plan drawn up by the Presbyterian Church of East Africa and presented at the Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent in Nairobi in September 2012

Long term plan: PCCR Rwanda (119 KB)
The long term plan drawn up by the Protestant Council of Churches in Rwandaand presented at the Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent in Nairobi in September 2012

Lng term plan: Sammaniya Sufi, Sudan (74 KB)
The long term plan drawn up by the Sammaniya Sufi Sect, Sudan and presented at the Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent in Nairobi in September 2012

Long term plan: Catholic Bukoba Diocese, Tanzania (434 KB)
The long term plan drawn up by the Bukoba Catholic Diocese, Tanzaniaand presented at the Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent in Nairobi in September 2012

Long term plan: Evangelical Lutheran, Tanzania (332 KB)
The long term plan drawn up by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania and presented at the Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent in Nairobi in September 2012

Long term plan: Bakwata, Tanzania (336 KB)
The long term plan drawn up by the National Muslim Council of Tanzania (Bakwata) and presented at the Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent in Nairobi in September 2012

Long term plan: Full Gospel Churches of Kenya (913 KB)
The long term plan drawn up by the Full Gospel Church of Kenya and presented at the Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent in Nairobi in September 2012

African Faith Commitments (705 KB)
An overview of ARC's work with Christian, Muslim and Hindu groups in sub-Saharan Africa to help them develop long-term commitments for a living planet, including how the plans were developed and the main activities being undertaken by our faith partners.

ARC Africa newsletter May 2012 (328 KB)
Read the latest ARC newsletter to our African faith partners where we hear both inspiring news about faith activities and sad news about how Hear Uganda's Green Top farms have been destroyed by fire (a reminder of what a big problem this is in Africa's dry lands). Click on to the accompanying Rwanda Charter on the Environment to read the charter in full.

Rwanda Theological Charter (106 KB)
The Protestant Council of Churches of Rwanda has issued an inspiring Theological Charter on the environment. The Charter came about after heads of churches, decentralised committees and church-related organisations met in a two-day conference in Kigali, Rwanda.

ARC competition for African faith schools (180 KB)
ARC has launched a competition celebrating God's creation and caring for Mother Earth for children in faith schools and youth groups run by our faith partners in sub-Saharan Africa. The deadline is July 7, 2012.

Religious Forest Sites leaflet (496 KB)
ARC is working with faith traditions around the world to help them manage their forests in ways that are in line with their religious beliefs and values, and also meet best standards in environmental management and sustainability. Read our latest leaflet on the programme.

Bhutan Compassion and Conservation (1000 KB)
Report from the first Bhutan Compassion and Conservation conference, held in Thimphu Bhutan in September 2011.

Islam_and_Water (637 KB)
A supplement to The Green Guide for Hajj, this booklet is designed to highlight the importance of water conservation and explore the integral role water plays in Islam. Islam and Water relates the story of Hajjar to emphasise the important role that Muslim women play in Islam and how we should not ignore our duty to protect the planet for our children and future generations.

Catholic Schools Eco Newsletter Jan 2012. No.21 (600 KB)
Assisi Declarations on the GCSE syllabus, a charming cartoon about Islam and Water, solar panels and petitions, planning for Lent

Green_Guide_for_Hajj (1700 KB)
This inspiring book offers advice and inspiration for pilgrims going to Mecca (Makkah). The Green Guide for Hajj provides a brief guide to the teachings of Islam concerning the environment by those who intend to perform Hajj and Umrah, and also provides recommendations to governments and institutions to enable a 'greener Hajj and Umrah'.

Pilgrimage statistics (806 KB)
Pilgrimage comprises the world's biggest travel events; an astonishing 155 million people go on pilgrimage every year, whether for a few hours, days or weeks. Read how ARC compiled these figures here

Green Pilgrimage Network newsletter 1, February 2012 (500 KB)
In this edition: a new date for Trondheim; meeting of Indian cities; progress of the Green Hajj guides. Also a feature on the BBC's programme about St Albans as a green pilgrimage city, an interview with the US-based Green Maps initiative and updates from Luss in Scotland and Naomi Tsur in Jerusalem.

Story of Green Map (470 KB)
Twenty years ago New Yorker Wendy Brawer had the idea of creating a map of the sustainable places and businesses and initiatives in her neighbourhood. Today she runs an organisation called Green Map System, which helps individuals and groups all around the world make (both printed and virtual) maps of their cities using 170 specially designed icons to show the things that are important in their area. And by doing so, they find they are helping change the world. ARC interviewed Wendy by SKYPE.

St Pishoy Environment Leaflet (3000 KB)
It is here, nestled in the wilderness of the Natroun valley in Egypt, that the desert fathers have for century enjoyed and experienced the preciousness of God’s creation. And through their example, the monastery spreads the spirit of sustainability to the thousands who visit her annually from around Egypt and the world.

The Nature of Tao and Sustainable Development - Allerd Stikker ( KB)
Presentation by Allerd Stikker at the International Taoist Forum, Hengshan

PRESS RELEASE - Assisi October 2011 (700 KB)
The world’s first network aimed at greening pilgrimage – the largest movement of people worldwide - will be launched in the presence of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh KG, KT at the Sacred Land celebration, in Assisi, Italy, from October 31 to November 2, 2011, organised by ARC in association with WWF.

The Road to Assisi (300 KB)
ARC's 2011 Assisi gathering has its roots in a similar meeting in the Italian pilgrimage town - home of St Francis - held 25 years ago.

Low carbon future for Quakers (61 KB)
Press release: Quakers in Britain commit their entire community to becoming a low carbon, sustainable community.

Eco retreat newsletter June 2011 (442 KB)
In this edition, we share some news of an award for Holland House, a BBC documentary about HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, forthcoming summer workshops at Buckfast Abbey, and eco guidelines.

Sikh Environment Day report 2011 (168 KB)
A report on the success of Sikh environment day 2011, and how it was made possible.

Faith Retreat Eco News April 2011 (1000 KB)
The latest edition of the Faith Retreat Eco News Letter. Including information on an exciting nomination for Holland House near Pershore in Worcestershire; news from Ministeracres, Northumberland including their plans for bio-mass installation and the offer of a contemplative prayer day for young people at Glenfall House, Gloucester.

China Taoist Forum Media Coverage (500 KB)
The International Taoist Forum near China's sacred Hengshan Mountain attracted a great deal of media coverage - here are just some of the stories

The Mongolian Buddhist eight-year plan (English and Mongolian). (1200 KB)
The latest long term environment plan created by religious leaders comes from Mongolia and was launched by Mongolian Buddhist monks and nuns earlier this month.

From Practice to Policy to Practice: Connecting Faith and Conservation in Africa (400 KB)
From Practice to Policy to Practice: Connecting Faith and Conservation in Africa. A White Paper by Amy Gambrill for USAID

Catholic Schools Eco-Newsletter No.19 (609 KB)
The latest addition of the Catholic Schools Eco-Newsletter

Green Pilgrimage Network leaflet (2,500 KB)
Leaflet for the Green Pilgrimage Network (GPN)

Faith in Food leaflet (721 KB)
Faith in Food is aimed at helping faith groups honour their values about caring for creation in the food they eat, buy and grow - so that together we can create a healthier, fairer and more sustainable food and farming system for all.

The Assisi Declarations (500 KB)
These are the original Assisi Declarations on Nature which were created in 1986, at a meeting held in Assisi by WWF-International. It stemmed from an idea by HRH the Prince Philip, at which five leaders of the five major world religions – Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism – were invited to come and discuss how their faiths could help save the natural world.

Daoist Eco Handbook - English Version (1000 KB)
An inspiring handbook for Daoist temples about how - and why - to go green has now been translated into English. Download it here. It makes for inspiring reading. It includes case studies, quotes, prayers for morning, afternoon and evening, and simple advice on how to take care of nature.

Vacancy: part-time, freelance education project officer (53 KB)
ARC is looking for a part-time, freelance education project officer with an understanding of delivering education in the developing world.

Daoist Eco Handbook - Chinese Version (5500 KB)
An inspiring handbook for Daoist temples about how - and why - to go green has now been translated into English. Download it here. It makes for inspiring reading. It includes case studies, quotes, prayers for morning, afternoon and evening, and simple advice on how to take care of nature.

USAid White paper (414 KB)
USAid publish White paper on faith and conservation in Africa

Catholic Schools Eco-Newsletter No.18 (1100 KB)
February 2011 edition of the Catholic Schools Eco-Newsletter No.18

Eco Retreat Newsletter Dec 2010 (31 KB)
Exciting news about Othona Bradwell Community's eco house; Holland House - in harmony with Creation and Emmaus House offer retreats for schoolchildren.

2010 Windsor Report (260 KB)
One Year After Windsor

Faith in Food, New York (250 KB)
Report of the first Faith in Food workshop in New York in November 2010

ARC Newsletter: November 2010 (66 KB)
Contains news about the first Windsor anniversary; ARCs new resource, a DVD teaching pack; information about a talk concerning the symbol of the Tiger and Daoism at Asia House; and the Faith in Food programme that was launched in Louisville this week.

Lay of the Land: Faith & Form Magazine (2427 KB)
An article reflecting faith in sacred landscapes, covering the Living Churchyard Scheme.

Catholic Schools Eco-Newsletter No.17 (140 KB)
October 2010 edition of the Catholic Schools Eco-Newsletter

Huashan Declaration - in Chinese (70KB KB)
Read the Huashan Declaration on protecting the spiritual as well as the natural ecology of one of China's most ancient and revered sites - the Qinling Mountain range

Hearing the Voice of Creation Teachers' Pack (320 KB)
Educational resource pack designed to explore the relationship between faiths and creation.

Hearing the Voices of Creation Lesson 1 texts (1000 KB)
The Rig Veda Dance of Creation, and Psalm 148 All Creation Praises God

Hearing the Voices of Creation Lesson 2 texts ( KB)
The Buddhist Story of the Monkey King, and The Story of the Tree, from the Anglo Saxon Poem Dream of the Rood. Texts to support Hearing the Voices of Creation teacher's guide. Lesson 2.

Hearing the Voices of Creation Lesson 3 (1000 KB)
The Sikh Evening Prayer, and Finding the Path from Islam. Texts to support Hearing the Voices of Creation teacher's guide. Lesson 3.

Hearing the Voices of Creation Lesson 4 (1000 KB)
The Canticle of the Creatures: St Francis' hymn for animals and creation

UN/ARC Seven Year Programme - latest guidelines (2000 KB)
This is the latest version of the guidelines for the ARC/UN Long term Faith Commitment to protect the living planet - as launched at Windsor in November 2009. Updated November 2009. Please let us know if you have examples or stories, successes or challenges from your own faith organisation which we will add either to the guidelines or to our website project section.

PRESS RELEASE: Ban Ki-moon's comments at Windsor 2009 (115 KB)
The world’s faith communities occupy a "unique position in discussions on the fate of our planet and the accelerating impacts of climate change”, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told delegates at ARC's Windsor Celebration, November 2009

ARC PRESS RELEASE - Faiths and Copenhagen December 1 2009 (60 KB)
December 1, 2009: The eyes of the world are on Copenhagen this week as representatives of the world’s governments gather to negotiate a new climate treaty. The urgency of a comprehensive, fair and effective treaty to protect the living planet has never been greater. Alongside the inter-governmental process, which may or may not achieve an agreement at Copenhagen, the civil society movement to protect the natural environment has a new and, for some, surprising champion – the religions.

Hearing the Voices of Creation Handbook (Hearing the Voices of Creation Handbook KB)

ARC press release for Windsor Celebration, with details of Christian programme (300 KB)
Information about the Windsor Celebration, including details of the 18 Christian Seven Year Plans

ARC press release for Windsor Celebration, with details of the Jewish launch (300 KB)
The Windsor event, with particular emphasis on the launch of the Jewish Seven Year Plan

ARC press release for Windsor Celebration, with details of Muslim programme (300 KB)
The Windsor Celebration, with particular emphasis on the Muslim Seven Year Plan

Windsor Event - A Vegan Banquet at the Castle: press release (200 KB)
The Windsor Event is entirely vegetarian, and at its centre is a vegan banquet at Windsor Castle: the first ever.

Jewish Guide to Fairtrade (1700 KB)
Tzedakah, the Hebrew word for charity, is central to Jewish values and prayers. The root of the word is Tzedek, meaning Justice and the Torah teaches "Tzedek, Tzedek Tirdof" - Justice, Justice, Shall you Pursue. The Board of Deputies of British Jews has produced this guide to Fair Trade, which will be interesting for people of all faiths.

Bhumi Project brochure (1000 KB)
The Bhumi project brochure (2010) shows us how Hindus are exploring their relationship with the environment through their daily lives. Whether it be at home, festivals or pilgrimages, there are many ideas and suggestions as to how we can help to combat the environmental challenges facing our planet today.

Bhumi Project brochure 2: Compassionate Living (1000 KB)
This second brochure entitled Compassionate Living demonstrates how Hindus advocate Ahimsa - non cruelty. We can all learn to live with more compassion towards our fellow creatures by following these principles.

Mongolian Buddhist 8 Year Guide (1000 KB)
A guide for Mongolian Buddhists to design long-term generational plans to protect their environment. This was first presented at the October 2008 conference on Buddhism and the Environment at Gandan, and was then published in the Mongolian Buddhist Handbook, February 2009, in Mongolian and English.

ARC 12 page brochure low res (881 KB)
This 12 page brochure was produced in June 2008, to give an overview of what ARC is, how we work, and some of the unique projects that we and our partners around the world have made happen. This is a low resolution pdf; a higher resolution version of 20MB can be emailed to you if your server is capable of receiving it.

Religious Forest Sites programme leaflet (705 KB)
ARC is working with faith traditions around the world to help them manage their forests in ways that are in line with their religious beliefs and values, and also meet best standards in environmental management and sustainability.

ARC general leaflet June 2008 (4000 KB)
A general leaflet on two sides of A4 to explain ARC's mission and vision

Mongolian Buddhists Protecting Nature Handbook - English version (2000 KB)
A guidebook, published in 2009 by ARC, Gandan monastery and funded by the World Bank's NEMO fund, to show how Mongolian Buddhists are working with the environment - including a special Guide to creating a Mongolian Buddhist 8 Year Plan. Also published in Mongolian.

Muslim Seven Year Plan (2400 KB)
Muslim long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009. Programmes including greening Medina, and setting up a green eco-labelling scheme

The Daoist Sacred Mountains Project report (1800 KB)
A report on the ecological management of two sacred Daoist Mountains in China: Hua Shan and Qingchen Shan.

Bali Faiths and Climate Change book of prayers and quotes (59 KB)
ARC was invited by CI and the Indonesian government to put together some prayers and quotations and meditations for the delegates at the BALI cop in December 2007 - here is the result.

Lenten Calendar, March 2008 (70 KB)
St Teresa's Catholic Primary School in Bristol created a Lenten calendar which has daily eco-friendly tasks.

Sound of Many Waters (1100 KB)
The brochure for the Sound of Many Waters - a year of awakening to the importance of the environment, September 2007-September 2008 organised by the Clifton Catholic Cathedral in Bristol.

Eco Coffins Project Brochure (1800 KB)
The Eco-Coffin Project aims to reduce the cost of bereavement for poor people in Africa by producing high-quality coffins at almost cost price, using wood fom invasive alien trees that have been felled by the South African government.

Tunza magazine - article on faiths and outdoors (151 KB)
What do all faiths have in common? ARC's Victora Finlay learns, in an article in UNEP's August 2007 Tunza youth magazine, that one thing they have in common is camping, and a sense of the importance of the outdoors.

Report on Daoist Ecology Temple meeting June 2007 (2000 KB)
The second Daoist ecology workshop - in which it was decided to make Lao Zi the God of Ecological Protection.

UNESCO conference for Faiths and Development (248 KB)
In March 2007 UNESCO-Catalonia held a conference on the relevance of faiths to development and environment issues - in Barcelona. It was the first time that UNESCO had ever held such a meeting.

Daoist Temple Audits 2007 ( KB)
Major Daoist temples agreed in 2007 to undertake audits of their landuse, sanitation, water, incense and other environmental management features. This is the audit, in Chinese and English.

Atlas of Religion Press release (134 KB)
The Atlas of Religion shows country by country how religious influence has spread -through broadcasting, missionaries, schooling and banking; how religions relate to government, laws, hunger and wars. It traces new religious movements, traditional beliefs, atheism and agnosticism. It also maps the origins of the major religions as well as the sacred places of the world.

Atlas of Religion: Map of Buddhism (600 KB)
The Atlas of Religion map of Buddhism - just one of 30 maps tracing the rise, and power of world religions. The book can be ordered from www.earthscan.co.uk.

Atlas of Religion: Map of Islam (600 KB)
The Atlas of Religion map of Islam. Order the book from www.earthscan.co.uk.

Timber in Aceh - working with Muslim clerics (2200 KB)
WWF-Indonesia and Conservation International are working with Muslim Clerics in Aceh Province to preserve the few remaining virgin forests

Climate Change Partnership handbook (604 KB)
This booklet focuses on practical ways for communities of all religions to confront the very real problems of climate change, from the auditing of electrical consumption through to the use of political influence. For background information go to our Climate Change page.

Oslo process: November 2006 meeting summary (1080 KB)
In November 2006 Oslo hosted a historic meeting between donor countries, faith representatives and international agencies such as the World Bank, UNDP, and UNICEF. The meeting, brokered by ARC working with the Norwegian Government, is a critical early step in increasing the impact of faiths in tackling climate change, poverty and other key current issues. Here are the papers and presentations.

Guardian story on religions and environment April 27 2007 (2200 KB)
The Guardian today highlights how the Vatican has added its voice to a rising chorus of warnings from churches that climate change and abuse of the environment is against God's will, and that the Catholic Church must become greener.

Tunza article on Chinese temple project (508 KB)
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)'s featured the Daoist eco-temple project and other ARC-initiated projects in their January 2007 edition of their youth magazine Tunza.

Tunza "meltdown" map (2000 KB)
Scary statistics about the rate at which the ice is melting

South China Morning Post: Daodejing Conference (266 KB)
South China Morning Post Story April 30 2007, on the Daodejing conference, including an interview with ARC

Faith Statements on Climate Change from Australia (700 KB)
The Climate Institute in Australia has compiled 16 statements from different faith traditions, on the subject of tackling climate change.

Sacred Land Project information pack (539 KB)
A step-by-step guide for project groups. For background information go to our Sacred Land page.

The Qinling Declaration - Chinese and English (250 KB)
The full text of the Qinling Declaration - 中国道教生态保护教育工作间 - signed at Taibaishan July 26 2006 to introduce key environmental processes into the management and construction of temples throughout central China.

Listening to the Earth: A Benedictine Guide (1000 KB)
An Environmental Audit for Benedictine Communities - in English

Escuchar a la Tierra (1000 KB)
Una Auditoria sobre el Medio Ambiente para las Comunidades Benedictinas: an environmental audit, in Spanish, designed for Benedictine communities in Latin America but easily adaptable to many religious and other communities.

Ouvindo o Planeta Terra (1000 KB)
Uma Auditoria Ambiental Para As Comunidades Beneditinas: an environmental audit, in Portuguese, designed for Benedictine communities in Brazil but easily adaptable to many religious and other communities.

WWF - Beyond Belief Brochure (Please note: 2800 KB)
In 2006 WWF-International created a major publication focussing on the links between faiths and the world's growing network of protected areas. This groundbreaking document surveys 100 sacred places within protected areas - including Angkor in Cambodia (Buddhist), Baram National Park (Jewish)in Israel, the Christian Socotra Island in Yemen and Mali's Cliffs of Bandiagara (Traditional).

World Bank - Faiths and the Environment (Please note: 6100 KB)
The World Bank brings together for the first time details of the pioneering work of ARC and others, supported by the World Bank, to link faith-based initiatives with environmental advocacy. Here are details of many exciting projects.

PNG - Christians Caring for the Environment (2600 KB)
This handbook was put together for church leaders, educators, community motivators and local practioners in PNG. The hope is that, as a result, many in PNG will be better informed and more committed to respond to the challenges of environmental care.

Dr He Xiaoxin: Daoism and Conservation 1 (1100 KB)
In this first of two presentations at the Daoism and Conservation conference, Taibaishan, ARC's Dr He Xiaoxin discusses how other faiths are addressing environmental challenges.

Dr He Xiaoxin: Daoism and Conservation 2 (800 KB)
In this second of two workshops in Chinese ARC's consultant Dr He Xiaoxin encourages Daoist monks and nuns to bring the environmental message home to their own temples. Includes a questionnaire.

Prof Fan Guangchun on Daoist temple ecology (1000 KB)
西北道教生态保护实例展示... Talk by Prof. Fan Guangchun of Shaanxi Academy of Social Sciences, on how Daoist temples in NW China have worked with their surroundings. Includes photos from his journeys around the region.

Climate Change Partnership handbook (Mongolian edition) (216 KB)
(see above)

Northern Buddhist Conference on Ecology and Development (1800 KB)
Full report from the conference held on 20-23 June 2005 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia - 55 pages with 35 pictures

Caring for God's World (100 KB)
This pack has been produced for use by churches, church schools and other church-based projects. It is designed to help church councils, governing bodies and management committees carry out a simple environmental audit.

3iG: The definition of a good investment (2600 KB)
Sixteen questions answered, and an application form for membership of 3iG, the International Interfaith Investment Group.

Cambodian Participatory Photography project (246 KB)
Participatory photography projects allow people to show aspects of their lives through the story-making capacity of photographs. This brochure shows the background to CI's 2007 Cambodia project "Have Forest Have Life".

Cambodian Eco-Film Festival Brochure (3300 KB)
Brochure in Khmer and English for the first Eco-film festival in Cambodia.

Western Daily Press article on ARC's work, August 2007 (2500 KB)
The Western Daily Press published a centre spread on ARC's work, concentrating on our role as brokers between "two worlds" - the secular and the religious.

Association of Buddhists for the Environment, ABE Side 2 (500 KB)
The latest brochure from our Cambodian sister association ABE - run by monks and nuns to improve the natural environment. Side 2

Association of Buddhists for the Environment, ABE Side 1 (400 KB)
The latest brochure from our Cambodian sister association ABE - run by monks and nuns to improve the natural environment. Side 1

Eco-Twinning leaflet (160 KB)
A two-sided leaflet for churches and other faith communities to print off, explaining ARC's eco-twinning initiative due to be launched in mid June 2008. Print the first page, then turn the paper and print the second. Fold. Please use paper from sources that are FSC-certified or equivalent. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS CURRENTLY in DRAFT FORM AND THE PROJECTS ARE YET TO BE FINALISED.

All Africa Conference of Churches Statement: 3 June 2008 ( KB)
under construction

Islam and Animals (1000 KB)
La nature n'est plus considérée que comme un réservoir de matières premières où l'on pourrait puiser sans cesse. Ce n'est pas là la conception de l'islam, qui enseigne que les animaux, les végétaux et les objets inertes de la nature ont des droits sur l'homme. A DOCUMENT from http://www.maison-islam.com/article.php?id=216 IN FRENCH ABOUT ISLAM AND THE NATURAL WORLD.

Catholic Schools Eco Newlsetter No.4 - All Hallows Activities (118KB KB)
All Hallows School Earth Day Activities

ARC Newsletter: July 2008 ( KB)
ARC is delighted to announce the launch of the UN-ARC Seven Year Plan. Working with the UN, this initiative aims to encourage faiths to put together their own environmental plans of action in order to affect generational change.

ARC Newsletter: November 2008 (70 KB)
Chinese Daoists create their environmental Eight Year Plan for generational change under the UN-ARC initiative.

The Mao Shan Declaration, October 2008 (116 KB)
The Mao Shan Declaration offers ways to counter the global ecological crisis.

IUCN Motion: International Recognition for the Conservation of Sacred Sites in Protected Areas (84 KB)
The full text of the IUCN Motion passed in October 2008 recognising the special status of sacred sites.

Ecology and Creation in Catholic Schools, October 2008 (1,359 KB)
An invitation for Catholic Schools to make a plan for generational changes in the environment.

Catholic Schools Eco Newsletter No.6 (136 KB)
November marks a month of reflective thought and celebration. Themes for our newsletter this month include: Eco Awareness Week at Christ College, Cheltenham and the launch of “Reclaim Christmas” Campaign by Operation Noah.

Leading Sustainable Schools - A WWF-UK Report (342 KB)
A report written by WWF-UK's Head of Education, Liz Jackson, on Leading Sustainable Schools: 2008.

Speech by ARC's Dr He Xiaoxin: Interfaith Climate Change Manifesto, Uppsala: November 2008 (35.5 KB)
Details of a speech given by ARC's Dr He Xiaoxin at Uppsala Cathedral in connection with the manifesto signed at the Interfaith Climate Change Summit, Uppsala, Sweden.

Catholic Schools Eco Newsletter No.5 (216 KB)
In this edition, Mary Colwell, ARC’s Catholic Programme Advisor, has written about the Sound of Many Waters Initiative which culminated in a celebration at Clifton Cathedral in early October. Features also include a wonderful new museum to visit: the “Nature in Art Museum”.

Poster - Mongolian Buddhist Symbols of Long Life - Mongolian Buddhist Handbook: February 2009 (5.61 MB KB)
A poster of Mongolian Buddhist Symbols of Long Life

CIDSE Bishops Call for Climate Change Justice ( KB)
Call for Climate Change Justice by Catholic Bishops at the UN Climate Summit in Poland: December 2008

Declaration by German Commission for Justice and Peace: December 2008 (110 KB)
The German Commission for Justice and Peace Declaration in response to the UN Summit for Climate Change, Poznan, Poland: December 2008

ARC Newsletter: June 2008 (61KB KB)
Our June newsletter includes articles about an Islamic Theology of the Sea, ARC's new brochure and the exciting launch of a Catholic School Eco Newsletter.

Catholic School Eco Newsletter No.10: April 2009 (102 KB)
How to hold an eco carnival, news of a new Catholic Climate Change Campaign and a fairtrade status award.

ARC Newsletter: Spring 2009 (127 KB)
Exciting news about the work Mongolian Buddhists are doing, as well as the rare Jewish celebration of the sun - which only happens every 28 years.

Muslim 7YP Conference in Istanbul (200 KB)
Details of the Muslim 7YP Conference which will be held in Istanbul in July 2009.

Who's Under Your Footprint - Catholic Covenant Climate Change (523 KB)
The advertisment for the "Who's Under Your Footprint" - Catholic Covenant on Climate Change.

Catholic Covenant Climate Change: St Francis' Pledge (2,335 KB)
Details of the new initiative launched by US Catholics on the approach to climate change.

Mongolian Buddhists Protecting Nature - Mongolian version (2000 KB)
A guidebook, published in 2009 by ARC, Gandan monastery and funded by the World Bank's NEMO fund, to show how Mongolian Buddhists are working with the environment - including a special Guide to creating a Mongolian Buddhist 8 Year Plan. Also published in English.

Catholic Schools Eco Newsletter No.9 (145KB KB)
Operation Noah's Ark Campaign begins. Would Jesus weep over four dead ducks? Green ideas from schools and colleges.

Seven Year Plan brochure text in Chinese (128 KB)
The text in Chinese of the brochure describing the 7 and 8 year plans, including a list of all seven key areas: assets, education, wisdom, simple living, media and advocacy, partnerships and celebration. This translation was done for the World Buddhist Forum in Taipei, March 2009, when many Chinese Buddhist groups expressed keen interest in incorporating better care for nature into their practice.

Smart Sanitation Solutions 1 (3MB KB)
Linked to the Faith in Water Workshop at Sarum College, Salisbury from 5-7 July 2009, these booklets offer examples of innovative, low-cost technologies for toilets, collection, transportation, treatment and use of sanitation products.

MACCA Membership Form: September 2009 (156 KB)
MACCA, Muslim Association for Climate Change Action: Membership Form

Eco Retreat Newsletter: September 2009 (98 KB)
The autumn newsletter features Sarum College hosting a Faith in Water Workhop and how they deal with composting; with news from Whitchester Retreat featuring their wildlife log.

Catholic Schools Eco Newsletter No.11: June 2009 (92 KB)
This issue includes news of the unique Faith in Water Conference taking place in Salisbury in July, a letter from Bishop Declan Lang supporting the Catholic Schools Eco Newsletter project, and the chance to study Petrel birds in Portugal.

ARC Newsletter: July 2009 ( KB)
Exciting events include the Eco Sikh Conference in New Delhi, India and the first ever Faith in Water Workshop at Sarum College, Salisbury.

Muslim Seven Year Action Plan Declaration: July 2009 (50 KB)
The English version of the M7YAP Declaration following the historic meeting in Istanbul on 6-7 July 2009.

Faith in Water: Poster: 5-7 July 2009 (179 KB)
A poster encapsulating the book and ritual water display at Sarum College, the water exhibition at Salisbury and Wiltshire Museum, and the naiade diplayed at Salisbury Cathedral - all coinciding with the unique Faith in Water Workshop at Sarum College, Salisbury from 5-7 July 2009.

Smart Water Solutions (3MB KB)
A booklet offering guidance on the use of water. A series of booklets being used at the Faith in Water Workshop, Sarum College, Salisbury, 5-7 July 2009.

Smart Finance Solutions (2MB KB)
The success of the Smart Water Solutions booklets led to production of the Smart Finance Solutions. These booklets are being used in connection with the Faith in Water Workshop, Sarum College, Salisbury: 5-7 July 2009.

Smart Sanitation Solutions 2 (5MB KB)
Linked to the Faith in Water Workshop, Sarum College, Salisbury from 5-7 July 2009, these booklets provide examples of innovative, low-cost technologies for toilets, collection, transportation, treatment and use of sanitation products.

Water and a church in Tanzania (200 KB)
A water project initiated by a Lutheran Church near Mt Kilimanjaro has led to tens of thousands of people having easy access to clean and safe water. Photos are also available for this.

Eco-Retreat Centres Leaflet (3400 KB)
In Autumn 2008 ARC contacted 200 faithbased Retreat Centres in the UK, to ask if they would like to form an informal eco network. The response has been encouraging. Many centres are going along similar paths and facing similar issues, but there has never before been a network enabling them to learn from each other’s creative ideas about how to tread more softly on the earth.

Eco Retreat Newsletter: March 2009 (75 KB)
Eco Retreat Lenten Newsletter, with features on making videos, Emmaus House and Lee Abbey.

Eco Retreat Newsletter: January 2009 (108 KB)
A New Year Welcome and article on Mill House Retreat in Devon.

Eco Retreat Newsletter: November 2008 (33 KB)
Find out how the Carbon Trust can help you. News of Ministeracres Retreat in County Durham.

Smart Harvesting Water Solutions (5MB KB)
These booklets offer advice on the smart harvesting of water - procuced in conjunction with the Smart Water Solution booklets, and linked to the Faith in Water Workshop, Sarum College, Salisbury from 5-7 July 2009.

Shanghai Buddhist 8 Year Plan: 2010-2017 (600 KB)
Buddhist long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009.

Many Heavens, One Earth - Faiths, the Environment and Copenhagen: 4 November 2009 ( KB)
Details of the public forum which will be held at Friends House, Quaker Centre, London on 4 November 2009 from 1900-2100 hours. Speakers include Olav Kjorven, UN Assistant Secretary-General, Sheikh Ali Goma, the Grand Mufti of Egypt and Nigel Savage, Founder of Jewish green charity Hazon.

UN/ARC Seven Year Plan - Leaflet (1,535 KB KB)
A leaflet detailing the background to the Seven Year Plan and offering suggestions to create your own Plan.

Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa: Seven Year Plan (200 KB)
Greek Orthodox long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009.

Interfaith Power and Light: Five Year Plan (400 KB)
Interfaith Power and Light long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009.

Jewish Seven Year Plan (1000 KB)
Jewish long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009.

Catholic Schools Eco Newsletter No.12: September 2009 (54 KB)
ARC and the UN's exciting and unique celebration with the major faiths commiting to the living planet takes place in Windsor from 2-4 November 2009. Read more and find out how you can take part in the public forum on 4 November in London.

Green Faith Seven Year Plan (350 KB)
Green Faith's long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009.

Sikh Five Year Plan (4000 KB)
EcoSikh long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009.

Franciscan Seven Year Plan (100 KB)
Franciscan long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009.

Lutheran Church of Norway Ten Year Plan (100 KB)
Church of Norway's long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009.

Presbyterian Church of Cameroon Seven Year Plan (100 KB)
Church of Cameroon's long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009.

Quaker Seven Year Plan (100 KB)
Quaker long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009.

Shinto Long Term Commitment (100 KB)
Shinto long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009.

Daoist 8 Year Plan (Chinese) (300 KB)
Daoist long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009.

Daoist 8 Year Plan in English (800 KB)
Daoist long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009.

CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development) Seven Year Plan (100 KB)
CAFOD long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009.

Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East Seven Year Plan (100 KB)
Orthodox long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009.

Advent Sermon by HRH The Prince Philip (60 KB)
Advent Sermon by HRH The Prince Philip, 27 November 1988, St George's Chapel, Windsor.

Operation Noah Seven Year Plan (1000 KB)
Operation Noah's long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009.

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania Seven Year Plan (400 KB)
Lutheran Church of Tanzania's long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009.

Baha'i Seven Year Plan (200 KB)
Baha'i long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009.

Armenian Orthodox Seven Year Plan (100 KB)
Armenian long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009.

Catholic Earthcare Australia Seven Year Plan (100 KB)
Australian Catholic long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009.

Catholic Coalition on Climate Change Seven Year Plan (600 KB)
Catholic Coalition's long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009.

Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales Seven Year Plan (150 KB)
Catholic Bishops' long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009.

Church of South India Seven Year Plan (200 KB)
Church of South India's long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009.

Hindu Nine Year Plan (200 KB)
Hindu long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009.

Presbyterian Church of Ghana Seven Year Plan (100 KB)
Church of Ghana's long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009.

Jesuit Seven Year Plan (150 KB)
Jesuit long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009.

New Psalmist Baptist Church, Baltimore, Seven Year Plan (100 KB)
The New Psalmist baptist Church long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009.

Polish Orthodox Seven Year Plan (120 KB)
Polish Orthodox long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009.

ROAR Seven Year Plan (120 KB)
Religious Organisations Along the River- long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009.

Vineyard Evangelical Seven Year Plan (100 KB)
Vineyard's long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009.

Church of England Seven Year Plan (2000 KB)
Church of England long term commitment to protect the living planet, as launched at WINDSOR in November 2009.

Long-Term-Plans-Energy (200 KB)
Long-Term-Plans-Energy

Long-Term-Plans-Eco-Twinning (200 KB)
Long-Term-Plans-Eco-Twinning

Long-Term-Plans-Forests-Trees (200 KB)
Long-Term-Plans-Forests-Trees

Long-Term-Plans-Endangered-Animals (200 KB)
Long-Term-Plans-Endangered-Animals

Long-Term-Plans-Food (200 KB)
Long-Term-Plans-Food

Long-Term-Plans-Education (200 KB)
Long-Term-Plans-Education

Long-Term-Plans-Fasting (200 KB)
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Long-Term-Plans-Farming-Gradening (200 KB)
Long-Term-Plans-Farming-Gradening

Long-Term-Plans-Celebrations (200 KB)
Long-Term-Plans-Celebrations

Long-Term-Plans-Religious-Teachings ( KB)
Long-Term-Plans-Religious-Teachings

Long-Term-Plans-Buildings (200 KB)
Long-Term-Plans-Buildings

Long-Term-Plans-Investments (200 KB)
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Long-Term-Plans-Lifestyles (200 KB)
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Long-Term-Plans-Media-Advocacy (200 KB)
Long-Term-Plans-Media-Advocacy

Long-Term-Plans-Recycling (200 KB)
Long-Term-Plans-Recycling

Long-Term-Plans-Sacred-Land (200 KB)
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Long-Term-Plans-Spiritual-Reflection (200 KB)
Long-Term-Plans-Spiritual-Reflection

Long-Term-Plans-Water (200 KB)
Long-Term-Plans-Water

Faith In Water Book (2200 KB)
Faith in Water Book

Eco Retreats Newsletter July 2010 (100 KB)
Eco Retreats Newsletter July 2010

Long-Term-Plans-Transport (200 KB)
Long-Term-Plans-Transport

Growing Organically 18 September 2010 (100 KB)
Growing Organically 18 September 2010

Advent Liturgy in Portuguese - Liturgia de Advento Ecologia (115 KB)
Advent Liturgy in Portuguese - Liturgia de Advento Ecologia

ARC Logo (66 KB)
ARC Logo

Catholic Eco Schools Newsletter 14: January 2010 (54.6 KB)
Our motif for 2010- the importance of environment in education.

PRESS RELEASE: ARC welcomes Pope's environmental statements (40 KB)
PRESS RELEASE: The Alliance of Religions and Conservation welcomes Pope Benedict XVI’s recent, very powerful, statements on the need for urgent action to protect the environment.

Commitments by secular organizations to work with the faiths (860 KB)
At Windsor, 18 secular organizations from around the world made commitments to partner with the faiths. This is the first time that so many environmental organisations have publicly committed themselves to take partnering with the faiths seriously. ARC and UNDP look forward to working with the secular commitments as well as the faith commitments in the years to come.

Sikh Guidebook (250 KB)
Sikh guide to creating your own EcoSikh plan

Eco Retreat Newsletter: March 2010 (129 KB)
Read how ARC's Seven Year Generational Plan has encouraged Holland House to live in harmony with creation; news of St Beuno's - where Gerard Manley Hopkins found inspiration; and Emmaus House Workshops focussing on ecology and the environment.

Green Pilgrim Cities Leaflet (100 KB)
Green Pilgrim Cities Leaflet

Catholic Schools Eco Newsletter No.13: December 2009 (66.5 KB)
Truetube features the ARC-UN Windsor Celebration for Faiths and the Environment, daily news of the Cophenhagen Climate Change Talks from Mark Dowd, the UK Catholic environmentalist and broadcaster; HRH The Prince Philip's reading of a sermon on advent and nature; and a history of the ARC Catholic Schools Eco Newsletters,

EcoSikh Job Opportunities (100 KB)
EcoSikh Job Opportunities

Catholic Eco Schools Newsletter 16: April 2010 (102 KB)
A wonderful story about the first eco Hindu state school in the UK; Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School and College launch their very own tea and bags for life; and Mary Colwell reflects with Bristol schools in caring for creation.

May Mongolia Conference (100 KB)
May Mongolia Conference

EcoSikh 5YP ( KB)
EcoSikh 5YP

Faith Commitments Handbook (Faith Commitments Handbook KB)

ARC Newsletter June 2010 (ARC Newsletter June 2010 KB)
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Newsletter February 2010 (100kb KB)
Newsletter February 201

Newsletter November 2009 (100 kb KB)
Newsletter November 2009

One Earth Many Heavens (One Earth Many Heavens KB)

Sacred Land Report (200 KB)
Sacred Land Report

Shanghai Buddhist 8 Year Plan in Chinese (100 KB)
Shanghai Buddhist 8 Year Plan in Chinese

ARC general press release for Windsor Celebration (300 KB)
General details of the Windsor Celebration for media

Every Child of God Matters (2500 KB)
Inspiring resource on faith schools role in educating children to be kind as well as clever. Great pictures and quotes: well-worth downloading.

Water Schools Questionnaire 2010 (1000 KB)
Questionnaire sent out for our Water Schools Programme

Interview with Sir Miles Hunt-Davis (100 KB)
Sir Miles Hunt-Davis became ARC’s international president in 2011. ARC’s communications director, Victoria Finlay talked to him about his work as British Commander in Nepal and Prince Philip’s private secretary for nearly 20 years, and about the importance of engaging religions in conservation issues.

Faith in Food newsletter 1, July 2011 (220 KB)
First Faith in Food newsletter

Moving Mountains: How can faith shape our future? (1000KB KB)
ARC has contributed to a new publication looking at faith and the environment. The publication, Moving Mountains: How can faith shape our future?, is a Green Futures special edition published by Forum for the Future, which was founded by one of the UK’s most prominent environmental campaigners, Jonathon Porritt.

20 Catholic Schools Eco Newsletter October 11 (500 KB)
Some inspiring stories from St Peters in Sussex, published for St Francis DAY

Jewish Green Pilgrimage Theology (500 KB)
A Jewish theology of green pilgrimage, written in 2011 by Rabbi Yedidya Sinclair

St Albans Theological Statement for Green Pilgrimage (45 KB)
Prepared statement expressing the theological implications of Green Pilgrimage for Christians coming to St Albans

Muslim Theological Statement for Green Pilgrimage (197 KB)
Prepared statement expressing the theological implications of Green Pilgrimage for the Muslim faith.

Hindu Theological Statement for Green Pilgrimage (61 KB)
Prepared statement expressing the theological implications of Green Pilgrimage for Hindus

Bahá'í Theological Statement for Green Pilgrimage (82 KB)
Prepared statement expressing the theological implications of Green Pilgrimage for the Bahá'í faith.

Coptic Orthodox Green Pilgrim Theology (104k KB)
Prepared statement expressing the theological implications of Green Pilgrimage for the Coptic Orthodox Christian faith.

Catholic Franciscan Green Pilgrim Theology (40kb KB)
Prepared statement expressing the theological implications of Green Pilgrimage for the Catholic Franciscan Christian faith.

ARC Diary archive Apr 2008 to Dec 2010 (172 KB)
The complete list of entries from the ARC Diary website page from April 2008 to December 20110

Competition for African faith schools and youth groups (180 KB)
ARC has launched a competition celebrating God's creation and caring for Mother Earth for schools and youth groups run by our faith partners in sub-Saharan Africa.

Media Coverage 'Sacred Land' event (532 KB)
A summary of all print, video and on-line media coverage before and after the ARC 'Sacred Land' event in Assisi, October 2011.

ARC Africa Newsletter July 2011 (520 KB)
Linking Christian, Muslim and Hindu faith groups in sub-Saharan Africa and documenting best practice around land and water conservation and environmental education.

ARC Africa Newsletter October 2011 (516 KB)
Linking Christian, Muslim and Hindu faith groups in sub-Saharan Africa and documenting best practice around land and water conservation and environmental education.

ARC Africa Newsletter December 2011 (102 KB)
Linking Christian, Muslim and Hindu faith groups in sub-Saharan Africa and documenting best practice around land and water conservation and environmental education.

ARC Africa Newsletter February 2012 (442 KB)
Linking Christian, Muslim and Hindu faith groups in sub-Saharan Africa and documenting best practice around land and water conservation and environmental education.

ARC Faith in Education leaflet (508 KB)
A leaflet outlining the principles behind ARC's work encouraging faith schools to develop curricula and practices based on sustainability.

Green Map Story PDF (463 KB)
In a wide ranging interview with ARC New Yorker Wendy Brawer describes how she came to found the Green Maps NGO some twenty years ago. She also describes some of the organisation's many achievements and outlines the ways in which new members can get involved in this exciting initiative

Green Pilgrimage Network logo with wording below (green) (778 KB)
Green Pilgrimage Network logo with wording below (green)

GCSE Lesson 2 small group notes Christianity (102 KB)
Small group notes on the Christian Assisi Declarations and subsequent practical environmental actions.

GCSE Lesson 2 small group notes Hinduism (86 KB)
Small group notes on the Hindu Assisi Declaration and subsequent practical environmental actions.

GCSE Lesson 2 small group notes Islam (86 KB)
Small group notes on the Islamic Assisi Declaration and subsequent practical environmental actions.

Martin Palmer Buddhist Forum Paper (74 KB)
Paper on the challenges and opportunities facing Buddhism in the modern, global world given by Martin Palmer, ARC Secretary General, to the 3rd World Buddhist Forum in Hong Kong, April 25, 2012.

Sacred Land review Spectator (600 KB)
"I was profoundly moved by it and I hope that readers will be too." A full page review of Martin Palmer's latest book in The Spectator, May 2012 by Emma Clark.

CGCSE Lesson 2 Teachers' notes (78 KB)
Lesson plan for GCSE teachers on religion and the environment with relation to the consequences of the 1986 Assisi Declarations

Green Pilgrimage Network logo with wording below (monochrome) (774 KB)
Green Pilgrimage Network logo with wording below (monochrome)

Green Pilgrimage Network log patch (green) (791 KB)
Green Pilgrimage Network log patch (green)

Green Pilgrimage Network logo patch (monochrome) (782 KB)
Green Pilgrimage Network logo patch (monochrome)

Green Pilgrimage Network logo only (green) (774 KB)
Green Pilgrimage Network logo only (green)

Green Pilgrimage Network logo only (monochrome) (777 KB)
Green Pilgrimage Network logo only (monochrome)

Holy Birds of the Heavens - Tablet article 2012-04-21 (279 KB)
In this article from the Catholic magazine 'The Tablet' author, journalist and broadcaster Mary Colwell observes the significance of swifts in Christianity and Judaism and encourages efforts to protect these holy birds.

1b Religion and Conservation - the connections (49 KB)
Exploring the many ways in which religion connects to caring for the environment

Green Pilgrimage newsletter 2: April 2012 (356 KB)
Second edition of the Green Pilgrimage Network newsletter, with articles on solar power in Amritsar, a green canteen in Etchmiadzin, swift nesting boxes and the Conscious Hotel in Amsterdam.

Directions to ARC (406 KB)

1e. Links and Bibliography (61 KB)
A selection of website and print material on the subject of religion and conservation, including links to sites reporting on current developments in the field.

GCSE Lesson 1 Small Group notes (74 KB)
Background information on religion and the environment comparing Christianity, Hinduism and Islam prepared for GCSE Lesson 1

1a History - Religions and Conservation, some milestones (53 KB)
Timeline showing significant events leading up to and following on from the 1986 Assisi Conference.

GCSE Lesson 2 Students' Notes (57 KB)
Students' notes for lesson on religion and the environment focused on the consequences of the 1986 Assisi Declarations.

1ci. Achievements and Actions: Sacred Gifts (78 KB)
A table giving brief descriptions of projects undertaken by different religions and faith traditions to act on the spirit of the Assisi Declarations.

1cii. Achievements and Actions: Case Studies (152 KB)
tories from around the world describing ways in which religions have addressed the need to care for the environment in the spirit of the Assisi Declarations.

1ciii. ARC: Major Project Themes (53 KB)
While much of ARC’s work has involved supporting faith groups in establishing plans and strategies (and, most important of all, the theological basis for them) the immediacy of the environmental crisis makes it crucial to support action now. This document outlines some of the major areas of work that ARC has been involved in supporting.

1d. Theology and Conservation (82 KB)
The crucial achievement of the 1986 Assisi Declarations was to establish the theological justification to make it morally right, within each religious tradition, for followers to commit themselves to the care of nature. This document highlights the principal theological points and concepts from the original declarations.

GCSE Lesson 1 Teachers' notes (53 KB)
Lesson plan for GCSE teachers on religion and the environment with relation to the 1986 Assisi Conference and Declarations (first of two)

GCSE Lesson 1 Students' Notes (57 KB)
Students' worksheet for Religion and the Environment with reference to the 1986 Assisi Conference and Declarations

Newsletter July 2011 (5000 KB)
Newsletter for July 2011 - Sir Miles Hunt-Davies becomes our President and we prepare for Assisi and China events

Eco Sermon from the Cameroon (90 KB)
The Presbyterian Church in Cameroon heard two sermons on the environment preached in June 2012. This one, by Rev Titatang Kingsley, took the theme of ‘Hearing God’s Word’.

Cameroon - sermon on the environment: 1 (61 KB)
The Presbyterian Church in Cameroon heard two sermons on the environment preached in June 2012. This one, by Rev Chewachong Amos, focussed on ‘The Crises of Ecology and Christian Faith’ as its theme.

Akvo Video Manual (627 KB)
Very helpful guide to making short, informative video reports on project work for publicity, fundraising and general information.

Pollinators brochure (Judaism) (3,800 KB)
Brochure raising awareness of the importance of pollinating processes and identifying ways to help support pollinators in line with Judaic theology in the interests of the wider ecology.

Pollinators brochure (Islamic) (4,200 KB)
Brochure raising awareness of the importance of pollinating processes and identifying ways to help support pollinators in line with Islamic theology in the interests of the wider ecology.

Pollinators brochure (Buddhist) (6,700 KB)
Brochure raising awareness of the importance of pollinating processes and identifying ways to help support pollinators in line with Buddhist teaching in the interests of the wider ecology.

Pollinators brochure (Christian) (5,600 KB)
Brochure raising awareness of the importance of pollinating processes and identifying ways to help support pollinators in line with Christian theology in the interests of the wider ecology.

Haji Ramah Lingkungan (1,300 KB)
The Indonesian language version of The Green Hajj Guide

ARC Africa newsletter - April 2012 (98 KB)
We are delighted to be able to tell our faith partners in Kenya of a funding opportunity for environmental projects. ACT! works to improve capacity and provide grants to civil society organisations in Kenya.

Sacred Land article Daily Telegraph (4,200 KB)
Article by Geoffrey Lean in the Daily Telegraph (July 21, 2012) in which Martin Palmer explains how to use the Sacred Land technique using examples from historic Bristol.

African Long Term Plan (Summary) - Greek Patriarchate of Alexandra and All Africa, Zimbabwe (45 KB)
Summary version of the long term plan for the Greek Patriarchate of Alexandra and All Africa in Zimbabwe launched at ARC's Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent celebration held in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2012

African Long Term Plan (Summary) - Tanzania, ELC (61 KB)
Summary of the long term plan for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania launched at ARC's Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent celebration held in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2012

African Long Term Plan (Summary) - Uganda Bunyoro Kitara (53 KB)
Summary of the long term plan for Kitara Bunyoro in Uganda launched at ARC's Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent celebration held in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2012

African Long Term Plan (Summary) - Uganda HEAR & UMYA (53 KB)
Summary of the long term plan for HEAR & UMYA in Uganda launched at ARC's Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent celebration held in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2012

African Long Term Plan (Summary) - Uganda UMSC & UMWA (61 KB)
Summary of the long term plan for UMSC & UMWA in Uganda launched at ARC's Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent celebration held in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2012

African Long Term Plan (Summary) - United Church of Christ, Zimbabwe (53 KB)
Summary of the long term plan for the United Church of Christ, Zimbabwe launched at ARC's Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent celebration held in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2012

African Long Term Plan (Summary) - Ethiopia, Tewahido (49 KB)
Summary of the long term plan for the Orthodox Tewahido Church in Ethiopia launched at ARC's Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent celebration held in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2012

African Long Term Plan (Summary) -Nigeria, Abuja (53 KB)
Summary of the long term plan for the Catholic Diocese of Abuja in Nigeria launched at ARC's Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent celebration held in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2012

African Long Term Plan (Summary) - Anglican Church of Southern Africa (57 KB)
Summary of the long term plan for Anglican Church of Southern Africa in South Africa launched at ARC's Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent celebration held in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2012

African Long Term Plan (Summary) - Tanzania, Bukoba Diocese (53 KB)
Summary of the long term plan for Bukoba Diocese in Tanzania launched at ARC's Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent celebration held in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2012

Green Pilgrimage Newsletter 3: August 2012 (1200 KB)
Latest newsletter from the Green Pilgrimage Network with news from India, China and the UK as well as the unveiling of a new specially designed logo.

African Long Term Plan (Summary) - Methodist Church of Kenya (61 KB)
Summary of the long term plan for the Methodist Church in Kenya launched at ARC's Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent celebration held in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2012

African Long Term Plan (Summary) - Kenya Episcopal Conference (53 KB)
Summary of the long term plan for the Episcopal Conference of the Catholic Church in Kenya launched at ARC's Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent celebration held in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2012

African Long Term Plan (Summary) - Tanzania, BAKWATA (57 KB)
Summary of the long term plan for BAKWATA in Tanzania launched at ARC's Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent celebration held in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2012

African Long Term Plan (Summary) - Sammaniyah Sufi, Sudan (49 KB)
Summary of the long term plan for the Sammaniyah Sufi Sect in Sudan launched at ARC's Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent celebration held in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2012

African Long Term Plan (Summary) - Rwanda PCR (61 KB)
Summary of the long term plan for the Protestant Council of Churches in Rwanda launched at ARC's Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent celebration held in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2012

African Long Term Plan (Summary) - Nigeria Qadiriyyah (61 KB)
Summary of the long term plan for Qadiriyyah Sufi in Nigeria launched at ARC's Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent celebration held in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2012

African Long Term Plan (Summary) - Kenya (PCEA) (57 KB)
Summary of the long term plan for the Presbyterian Church of East Africa in Kenya launched at ARC's Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent celebration held in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2012

African Long Term Plan (Summary) - Kenya Full Gospel Church (53 KB)
Summary of the long term plan for Full Gospel Church in Kenya launched at ARC's Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent celebration held in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2012

African Long Term Plan (Summary) - FGC Kenya (53 KB)
Summary of the long term plan for Full Gospel Churches in Kenya launched at ARC's Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent celebration held in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2012

African Long Term Plan (Summary) - AMECEA Kenya (49 KB)
Summary of the long term plan for AMECEA in Kenya launched at ARC's Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent celebration held in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2012

African Long Term Plan (Summary) - Ghana EPC (61 KB)
Summary of the long term plan for the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Ghana launched at ARC's Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent celebration held in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2012

African Long Term Plan (Summary) - Ethiopia EIASC (78 KB)
Summary of the long term plan for EIASC in Ethiopia launched at ARC's Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent celebration held in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2012

African Long Term Plan (Summary) - Ethiopia EECMY (53 KB)
Summary of the long term plan for EECMY in Ethiopia launched at ARC's Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent celebration held in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2012

African Long Term Plan (Summary) - Bhumi (66 KB)
Summary of the long term plan for Bhumi in Africa launched at ARC's Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent celebration held in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2012

Kenyan Catholics pastoral letter on the environment (729 KB)
The Kenyan Episcopal Conference has issued a pastoral letter to the country's nearly nine million Catholics, calling on them to care for God's creation. Inspired by Genesis 1.31 - "...God saw all he had made, and indeed it was very good" - the letter said the Church was committed to promoting environmental care.

Presbyterian Church of Cameroon - long-term plan summary 2012 (57 KB)
Summary of the Presbyterian Church of Cameroon's Long-Term Faith Commitments on the environment, launched at ARC's celebration in Nairobi, Kenya, September 2012

African Long Term Plan - Methodist Church of Kenya (61 KB)
Long term plan for the Methodist Church in Kenya launched at ARC's Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent celebration held in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2012

 

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