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VIDEO: Are We Our Sister's (the Earth's) Keeper? [0:33]

Excerpts from Rabbi Avi Friedman's reflections in an Interfaith Dialogue on July 30, 2015, at Central Presbyterian Church, Summit, NJ.  The forum featured representatives from multiple faiths, coming together to discuss Pope Francis's Encyclical, Ladauto Si', and every day actions that average citizens can do to live more sustainably.

VIDEO: Young Environmental Coordinator Aids Secaucus Mayor, Council [3:13]

Amanda Nesheiwat, a Bergen Community College graduate, is one of seven environmental coordinators working at the county or municipal levels in NJ. Sustainability managers are also employed by numerous NJ universities, colleges, businesses and schools. (Dec. 2013)

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The papal encyclical, Laudato Si', provides a deeply coherent basis for understanding society, ecology and the environment. Enjoy key words and phrases below. 

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"The lessons of the global financial crisis have not been assimilated, and we are learning all too slowly the lessons of environmental deterioration." [109]  Read more

Word Counts 

  • economic/economy      81
  • wealth/wealthier           4

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