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ARC: useful resources
Books, media, handbooks, links, newsletters, pictures and information to inspire, inform and help faith groups go green  

April 2, 2014:
Prayers and Meditations
Thoughtful devotions about creation and conservation from different religious traditions.   

November 26, 2014:
Radio Podcasts & 'Listen Again' opportunities
ARC Secretary General Martin Palmer is often called upon to contribute to BBC radio programmes on topics relating to religion and conservation. Many of these broadcasts are available to download as podcasts from the BBC website.  

ARC diary archive
Archive of past diary entries from the ARC website since April 2008.   

ARC photo gallery
See some of ARC's work in pictures. Photos are available for use for non-commercial purposes, with credit to ARC and the photographer where relevant.  

Multimedia
Interesting audio and videos about the work of ARC and our partners  

Follow ARC's Twitter and Facebook accounts
Follow ARC on Twitter and Facebook  

News Feed
Link to the excellent news feed on religions and environment from our partners at the Yale Forum for Religion and Ecology.  

Inspiration
Inspiring ideas and stories about protecting the planet through faith and community  

Why work with the faiths?
There are compelling reasons to take the role of faith groups very seriously as partners for change in conservation.  

Statistics about religions and the environment
Statistics about religions and the environment  

ARC Newsletters
Newsletters sent out by ARC  

ARC leaflets
ARC has a selection of A4 leaflets, covering our main current project areas, including Faith in Food, Green Pilgrimage Network and a general introduction to our work.  

What others have said about religion, the environment - and ARC
Comments about ARC's work with faith groups with the vision of caring and protecting our world, and about the need to link conservation with faith.   

Interview with Prince Philip
“If you believe in God, which is what Christians are supposed to do, then you should feel a responsibility to care for His Creation.” ARC's founder, the Duke of Edinburgh gives a rare interview about his beliefs in conservation.  

Creative Commons photo credits
ARC is grateful to all the Creative Commons photographers who have kindly allowed us to use their images.  

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Latest news

March 15, 2017:
Sikh Environment Day reached 2 million people in 15 countries and 21 states this year
A record 5,000 Sikh Gurdwaras, institutions, schools and communities all across India and all over the world celebrated Sikh Environment Day on March 14 this year, more than any other year since the celebration began in 2010.

March 8 2017:
China's prestigious Sixth Tone writes how Daoist monks find new role as environmentalists
Daoists follow wu wei — letting things follow their natural flow. But the environmental degradation in China horrified some Daoists them so much that they decided to do something out of character. They agreed to take action. Great story by China's Sixth Tone magazine about ARC's work with Daoists.

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

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

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