Spring of Sustainability | Solutions for a Thriving New World With Host: Steve Motenko, Director of Operations, The Sustainable World Coalition For many of us who are part of the “green movement,” some days, the challenges we face feel unsurmountable. In these times, it’s common to get overwhelmed by the crises facing our planet – from the destruction of forests, to the toxic chemicals in our products, to the bloodshed over natural resources. We need to find inspiration and partnership – and see that our contributions are making a difference. This is where The Spring of Sustainability springs into action! With The Spring of Sustainability, you’ll learn how to embrace sustainability with more fun, ease and grace – so you’ll have more regenerative energy and passion to foster a more sustainable lifestyle. We respect your privacy. Featuring: Ben Schick Director of Programs at The Pachamama Alliance Leda Huta Executive director of Endangered Species Coalition Scott Hoffman Black Laurie Ann Macdonald Florida Program Director for Defenders of Wildlife Donald Barry
Atheists Know More About Religion Than the Pious Atheists Know More About Religion Than the Pious Posted on Sep 28, 2010 Well, this is awkward. The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life undertook a study in which nonbelievers correctly answered more religious knowledge questions than the devout. Mormons and Jews also scored well and, like atheists, know more about Christianity than Christians. Here are some of Pew’s surprising findings: More than four-in-ten Catholics in the United States (45%) do not know that their church teaches that the bread and wine used in Communion do not merely symbolize but actually become the body and blood of Christ. More Below the Ad New and Improved Comments If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page.
Blog webmarketing GEAN - Genetic Engineering Action Network: Home Senate Expense Scandal Front And Centre Thanks To NDP Ploy OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper will get little reprieve from the Senate expenses scandal now that a new session of Parliament has been launched. New Democrats have come up with a procedural ploy aimed at putting the scandal back on the front burner now that the pomp of Wednesday's throne speech is out of the way. NDP ethics critic Charlie Angus intends to raise a point of privilege first thing Thursday, asking Speaker Andrew Scheer to find that Harper misled the Commons last spring when he insisted no one in his office knew that his chief of staff had bailed out Sen. Mike Duffy — an assurance contradicted over the summer by the RCMP. Nigel Wright gave Duffy $90,000 so that he could reimburse the Senate for wrongly claimed housing allowances and living expenses. Wright resigned as Harper's chief of staff in May, shortly after news of the transaction leaked out. "As I have said repeatedly, it was Mr. "Those were his decisions. Sen. "Well, he can run but he can't hide."
Environmental News | Green Blogs | Environmental Issues | Earth Times Religion has nothing to do with science – and vice versa | Francisco J. Ayala | Science Are religion and science incompatible? Some scientists assert that valid knowledge can only come from science. They hold that religious beliefs are the remains of pre-scientific explanations of the world and amount to nothing more than superstition. On the other side, some people of faith believe that science conveys a materialistic view of the world that denies the existence of any reality outside the material world. I contend that both – scientists denying religion and believers rejecting science – are wrong. The scope of science is the world of nature: the reality that is observed, directly or indirectly, by our senses. Outside the world of nature, however, science has no authority, no statements to make, no business whatsoever taking one position or another. Science has nothing to say, either, about religious beliefs, except when these beliefs transcend the proper scope of religion and make assertions about the natural world that contradict scientific knowledge. The academy adds:
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