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NGOAlliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC)
AddressARC, The House, Kelston Park, Bath, BA1 9AE
Telephone01225 758 004
Background InformationThe Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC) is a secular body that helps the major religions of the world to develop their own environmental programmes, based on their own core teachings, beliefs and practices. Established by HRH Prince Philip, together with Martin Palmer, ARC has its roots in a meeting in Assisi in 1986 (nine years before the organisation's launch as an independent charity) when the Prince called together representatives of the world's five major religions - Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism - to discuss their individual core teachings about creation, and the contribution they could make to conservation. Today ARC acts as a broker between governmental/non-governmental donor organisations and faith groups, to facilitate environmental programmes including identifying sacred sites, protecting faith-owned forests and celebrating the environment. Source: contact with NGO, April 2007
Year Created1995
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KeywordsClimate change & global warming; Environment and conservation; Religion (general) and religious faith.
Last Edited ByRC at 11/09/2007 13:13:39