Protecting environment: a religious duty?
"We knew we were going to have 31 major commitments then, on the last day, there were 30 more commitments,"
- Martin Palmer
One branch of Christianity, the Church of England, plans to reduce its energy use by 40% by 2015, the same year that practising Jews intend to cut meat consumption in their community, while an estimated three million Muslims will be educated about the need to for eco-friendly travel when making their annual pilgrimage to Mecca.
These are just three of the 60 ideas presented to United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon by the leaders of nine major faiths after he singled out the religious community as key in fighting climate change, according to USA Today.