It’s a matter of faith

June 3, 2009

According to Statistics Canada, eight of ten Canadians count themselves among a faith community. Faith communities – be they Christian, Jew, Muslim or other – can be tremendous forces for change and social progress. Since environmental stewardship is consistent with the teachings of virtually every faith, faith communities can play a huge role in ‘spreading the word’ and ‘being the change’.

If you are a member of a faith community, there are plenty of resources out there to help:

http://www.faith-commongood.net is an interfaith organization based in Toronto to provide guidance toward improved sustainability

http://www.theregenerationproject.org is a California-based interfaith group with similar objectives and an information-filled website

More ideas for ways faith groups can combat global warming are available here: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2009/04/faith_earth_day.html , and a full column on the subject is here: http://tribunenb.canadaeast.com/rss/article/687165.

In the news

Huge new solar power projects are planned for Australia and Argentina – harnessing the free, limitless energy of the sun.

The UK is taking bold steps toward more efficient housing. By 2016, all new homes are expected to be net-zero (producing as much energy as they consume), and smart meters will be installed on all homes by 2020.

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One Response to “It’s a matter of faith”

  1. scarabus said

    Not so sure. The problem is in the first book of Genesis: “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion….”

    Wish the KJV had said “and exercise loving responsible stewardship over it.”

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