[Vision2020] WWN: Worldwatch: A Little Religion Gives Environmentalism New Fervor

Tom Trail ttrail@moscow.com
Tue, 31 Dec 2002 20:49:39 -0800

Visionaries:  I thought this recent report from the WorldWatch Institute
would be of interest to

Rep. Tom Trail

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>Gardner about how religious institutions could play a powerful role in
>fostering sustainable development. Gardner will be online live on Friday,
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>see new publication announcement below.
>New Publication Annoucement:
>Worldwatch Paper 164: Invoking the Spirit: Religion and Spirituality in the
>Quest for a Sustainable World
>Religious institutions around the world are going green and providing a push
>to the environmental movement, says a new report from the Worldwatch
>Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based research organization.  Invoking the
>Spirit: Religion and Spirituality in the Quest for a Sustainable World
>documents how these unconventional alliances are growing in frequency and
>significance to address issues from deforestation in Thailand to green
>investing by stockholders in New York.
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Dr. Tom Trail
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