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Resources for religions other than Christianity or with an interfaith focus.

Assisi Declarations: Messages on Man and Nature from Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam & Judaism
Author: Rinpoche, Lungrig Namgyal.
Buddhism and Ecology
Author: Batchelor, Martine and Kerry Brown, editors. Buddhism exists in many different forms in many different countries. In this book Buddhists from Japan, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Tibet and the West offer their approaches to ecology and tell of practical activities as well as Buddhist teachings and philosophy. Stories, pictures and poems add to the picture of Buddhism and ecology and the book finishes with a message from the Dalai Lama.
Earth and All the Stars: Reconnecting with Nature through Hymns, Stories, Poems, Prayers from the World’s Great Religions and Cultures
Author: Rowthorn, Anne (ed). This collection includes pieces from the Dalai Lama, Wendell Berry, Albert Einstein, Thich Nhat Hanh, and children and others from around the world.
Earth and Faith: A Book of Reflection for Action
Edited by: Libby Bassett, John Brinkman and Kusumita Pederson. Released by the United Nations Environment Programme, this publication reflects on links between faith and the preservation of our planet.
Earth Prayers from Around the World: 365 Prayers, Poems, and Invocations for Honoring the Earth
Editors: Roberts, Elizabeth, and Elias Amadon. This is a treasure chest of prayers and poems about Earth from different religious traditions. A reverent book.
Ecology and Religion: Ecological Spirituality in Cross-cultural Perspective
Author: Kinsley, David. Kinsley explores various cultural and religious understandings of how humans relate to Earth, and how these understandings impact the current ecological crisis. Readers will look at the views of indigenous peoples, Asian traditions, Christians, contemporary culture, and others.
Hinduism and Ecology: Seeds of Truth
Author: Ranchor Prime. This book looks at the environmental values of the Hindu tradition -- its past and present teachings and practice. In it the author speaks to prominent Hindu environmental activists and thinkers, presents their ideas and explains what they are doing.
Islam and Ecology
Author: Fazlun Khalid with Joanne O'Brien, editors. The word of Allah revealed in the Qur'an is at the heart of Muslim life. The duties and obligations of humans to each other and to the created world that are contained in its verses are central to Islam, and the laws that guide Muslim action reflect an inherent concern for ecology. In this book Muslim perspectives on issues as wide-ranging as animal husbandry, desert reclamation, international trade, and science are addressed through discussion, examples, stories, and quotations.
Judaism and Ecology
Author: Aubrey Rose, editor. In this book Aubrey Rose OBE, Senior Vice-President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, guides the reader with humour, wisdom, and enthusiasm through age-old ecological teachings of the Jewish faith; its ceremonies, law and resources for developing a right attitude to creation; the contribution of modern Israel to the world's environment; and practical action by Jews world-wide.
Love God, Heal Earth: 21 Leading Religious Voices Speak Out on Our Sacred Duty to Protect the Environment
Author: Rev. Canon Sally G. Bingham. In Love God, Heal Earth: 21 Leading Religious Voices Speak Out on Our Sacred Duty to Protect the Environment, the Rev. Canon Sally G. Bingham brings together 21 highly regarded spiritual leaders from diverse faiths to make the case for environmental stewardship and show how their faith communities are tackling the issue of religion and environment.
Spirit & Nature, with Bill Moyers
At Middlebury College in Vermont, representatives of major world religions join the community to wrestle with the challenge of the deepening global environmental crisis. They address the ethical and spiritual aspects of our ecological concerns by raising issues of responsibility for each other and for the species on the planet, our interrelationship with other parts of the cosmos, and the need to see nature as sacred.
Spirituality and the Earth: A Native American Perspective
Ted Strong serves as a persuasive advocate for tribal ecosystem management philosophies and goals, which combine contemporary technology and business acumen with the traditional natural values of the Columbia River Indian People. As Executive Director of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, Mr. Strong implements the consensus policies of the commission's parent tribes: the Warm Springs, Yakama, Umatilla, and Nez Perce.
The Trees' Birthday: A Celebration of Nature
Author: Ellen Bernstein. Ellen Bernstein founded Shomrei Adamah, the first national Jewish environmental organization.
Three Models for Faith-Based Environmental Action
Dr. Larry Rasmussen: "Three Models for Faith-Based Environmental Action." Three deep traditions are explored as a basis for church-based and interfaith-based environmental action: 1) the ascetic/monastic tradition; 2) the sacramentalist/eucharistic tradition; 3) the prophetic/liberationist tradition.
To Till and to Tend: A Guide to Jewish Environmental Study and Action
Author: Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life. The Jewish community is presented here with a three-part challenge to accept environmental activism as a practical and a spiritual obligation: (1) scientific fact sheets, with what-you-can-do sidebars; (2) essays on Jewish environmental teachings; (3) nineteen hands-on programs and activities for every age group.
Worldviews and Ecology; Religion, Philosophy, and the Environment
Author: Mary Evelyn Tucker and John A. Grim, editors. The original writings of Worldviews and Ecology creatively present and interpret worldviews of major religious and philosophical traditions on how humans can live more sustainably on a fragile planet.
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