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Delegates at the education workshop, Tanzania, September 2013

In 2010 ARC began working with Christian, Muslim and Hindu faith groups in sub-Saharan Africa to help them develop long-term action plans on the environment based on their beliefs, practices and teachings. This newsletter shares information about our faith partners' activities to protect the environment.


Members of the Uganda Muslim Women's Association at their training in sustainable agriculture
December 2013 - This has been a packed year of eco action for our African faith partners. This newsletter has news of faith-based environmental education and the first Ugandan network of faith groups working on the environment. We also have wonderful updates of action by our faith partners, including the first interfaith day on the environment held on October 4 - the feast day of St Francis, the patron saint of animals and ecology,

March 2013 - News of new partnerships developing - between ARC, UNEP, ACT! Kenya, the Ugandan Ministry of Agriculture and our faith partners - as well as a new long-term plan from the Anglican Church of Tanzania, and much more. To read the latest newsletter, click here.

November 2012 - We review the successful launch of our faith partner's long-term commitments for a living planet in Nairobi in September, share news of workshops held and videos made - and learn how to make a solar funnel cooker. To read the latest newsletter, click here.

August 2012 - Our faith partners are beginning to launch their long-term plans in their home countries ahead of the official launch at ARC's Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent celebration in Nairobi in September 2012. For this and inspiring news of tree-planting and environmental education activities, click here.

May 2012 - Fire is an all-too frequent scourge in Africa's dry lands. In our latest newsletter, we hear how HEAR Uganda has suffered devastating losses after fire destroyed several of its farms, causing millions of Ugandan shillings in losses. For this and other news of our faith partners' activities, click here.

April 2012 - We were delighted to be able to tell our Kenyan faith partners about a funding opportunity for environmental projects. Click here.

February 2012 - Click here for the February 2012 edition, including a statement on climate change issued by Tanzanian religious leaders, a report from Women's Workshops in Zimbabwe and news of a tree planting initiative involving Muslim women's groups in Uganda.

December 2011 - Click here for the December 2011 edition, including a tribute to the late Ibikunle Onasanya from the World of Life Bible Church in Nigeria.

October 2011 - Click here for the October 2011 edition, including news of Eco Clubs in Ghanaian schools, a report on Uganda's second National Greening Friday and plans to mobilise Protestant churches in Rwanda for environmental action.

July 2011 - Click here for the July 2011 edition, including news from Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe. This was the first newsletter.

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