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Istanbul declaration on climate change
Saudi Gazette

“The Islamic Climate Change Declaration” urges Muslims the world over to recognize and take action against the threat of climate change.

Study Guide on Care for Creation reissued; Metropolitan Tikhon addresses faithful on “Day of Prayer for Creation”
The Orthodox News

“As the summer draws to a close and children go back to or away to school for the first time and begin again a new academic year and ecclesiastical year, let us, being reminded by the pointers to Christ as mentioned by Saint Ephrem, take a moment to turn to the one needful thing in praise, worship and thanksgiving for the creation and all the blessings bestowed upon us by our merciful Creator,” Metropolitan Tikhon concludes. “It is my prayer that the parishes, Sunday Schools, Youth Groups and other organizations of the Orthodox Church in America will take up this time around September 1 to celebrate the Day of Prayer for the Creation.”

Pope Francis Holds Virtual Audience With Americans in ABC News Event Ahead of US Visit
Lauren Effron, ABC News

Pope Francis participated in a virtual audience today with Americans from around the country during an event hosted exclusively with ABC News.


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Atheist Bill Maher Asks Catholic Rick Santorum: ‘How Am I on the Pope’s Side and You’re Not?’
Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post

Santorum answered Maher’s question by insisting that he does love the pope, and suggested that through his climate change speeches Francis is trying to “break down some barriers” and open up a conversation on the topic with people who might disagree with him on other issues.

Halle Berry, Catholic bishops voice support for California climate bills
Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times

California Democrats are calling on supporters in Hollywood and the Catholic Church as they push for climate change bills in the final two weeks of the legislative session.

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Bruce Edward Walker has more than 30 years’ writing and editing experience in a variety of publishing areas, including reference books, newspapers, magazines, media relations and corporate speeches. Much of this material involved research on water rights, land use, alternative-technology vehicles and other environmental issues, but Walker has also written extensively on nonscientific subjects, having produced six titles in Wiley Publishing’s CliffsNotes series, including study guides for "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest." He has also authored more than 100 critical biographies of authors and musicians for Gale Research's Contemporary Literary Criticism and Contemporary Musicians reference-book series. He was managing editor of The Heartland Institute's InfoTech & Telecom News from 2010-2012. Prior to that, he was manager of communications for the Mackinac Center's Property Rights Network. He also served from 2006-2011 as editor of Michigan Science, a quarterly Mackinac Center publication. Walker has served as an adjunct professor of literature and academic writing at University of Detroit Mercy. For the past five years, he has authored a weekly column for the mid-Michigan Morning Sun newspaper. Walker holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Michigan State University. He is the father of two daughters and currently lives in Flint, Mich., with his wife Katherine.

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