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Devotion to the Earth with Faith-Based Initiatives on Earth Day

It's a happy Earth Day, indeed. American Catholics were exhorted to “live [their] faith confronting the impact of climate change,” especially its impact on the world’s poor, by the Bishop William S. Skylstad of Spokane. This is after a bishop refused to bless an incinerator in Naples and the Pop...

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Tags: Catholic, Church, Congregation, Faith, Jewish, Mosque, Muslim, Religion
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Batik Easter Eggs: Layers of Color and Symbolism

Pysanky, Ukrainian "batik" eggs Dying eggs in bright, store-bought colors is simply fun to do, even if you don't celebrate Easter...the same way people from any faith tradition can enjoy squishy marshmallow chicks and biting the ears off chocolate rabbits. Likewise, you don't have to be Ukraini...

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Tags: Culture, Design, Easter, Egg, Faith, Food, Tradition
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Faith Communities, the Environment, and Tales of Responsibility

New Dream receives comments from the perspective of faith now and then. From pastors passing along environmental messages like reducing meat consumption to their congregations, to reflections on water and Ramadan. It's something I think we don't talk about enough in discussions about the earth. ...

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Tags: Emerson, Faith, Moral, Religion, Spirit, Thoreau, Transcendentalist
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