Religious Leaders Called to Protect Elephants

The diameter of the awareness of the illegal trade in wildlife is increasing steadily beyond conservation circles.  I see hope in how the general public knows more thoroughly the costs of human desire on individuals, species, and habitats. For instance I reported in November about wildlife trafficking, highlighting the uptick of massacred elephants killed for […]

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Releasing Wildlife as a Spiritual Practice

Many people are involved in rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife, such as after the Gulf Oil Spill a few years ago, and the current wave of shearwater rescues on Florida beaches.  This work can feel good for there is nothing like seeing a bird take wing after you have spent hours of your time offering […]

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Trithing

Trithing

  In several religious traditions there are guidelines for the percentage of your resources you set aside for others. Christians and  some other groups “tithe” which means giving 10% of your income to the church.  In the Hebrew scripture there is “jubilee” where every 50 years you let farm land lie fallow, free your servants […]

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Ethical Eating – Food and Environmental Justice

June 24, 2011: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA Frequently I highlight the human dimensions of conservation in this blog.  Today I lift up the role of religion in conservation efforts.  For instance, the Society of Conservation Biology has a Religion and Conservation Working Group that promotes and explores how various faith traditions impact conservation and preservation. […]

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