The Economist writes about the recent move towards environmentalism by many religious groups and individuals:

As environmentally minded clerics, and greens with a spiritual bent, confer in increasing numbers, in particular over climate change, acquaintances are being struck that transcend many ethnic, ideological and theological obstacles.

And such encounters are not just a curiosity. They might make all the difference to the planet’s future: such at least was the view passionately expressed by Ban Ki-moon, the secretary-general of the United Nations, who flew this week from Kabul—where he made an emergency visit because of a bomb attack on his staff, and a political crisis—to a faith-and-ecology celebration in Windsor Castle, one of the residences of the British royal family.

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