So far as the project is now aware, inter-religious networking on the environmental challenge in the Eastern Mediterranean is not yet well developed. The work of Rabbi Michael Cohen with the Arava Institute is a rare example of how a religious perspective can be brought into regional environmentalism. At the global level, a network facilitates the sharing of environmental concerns among various faith communities.
YALE FORUM ON RELIGION AND ECOLOGY http://fore.research.yale.edu/
The Forum on Religion and Ecology is the largest international multireligious project of its kind. With its conferences, publications, and website it is engaged in exploring religious worldviews, texts, and ethics in order to broaden understanding of the complex nature of current environmental concerns.
The Forum recognizes that religions need to be in dialogue with other disciplines (e.g., science, ethics, economics, education, public policy, gender) in seeking comprehensive solutions to both global and local environmental problems.
The forum website has pages on the teachings about ecology of ten world religions, as well as many other resources.
THE RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD AND ECOLOGY SERIES: HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS http://www.hds.harvard.edu/cswr/resources/print/catalog.html#rwe
ISRAELI BASED WRITING ON JUDAISM AND ECOLOGY
Jeremy Benstein. The way into Judaism and the environment Woodstock, Vt.: Jewish Lights Pub., 2006.
Jeremy Benstein is Deputy Director of the Heschel Center for Environmental Learning and Leadership (Tel Aviv). http://www.heschel.org.il/eng/
Manfred Gerstenfeld. Judaism, environmentalism, and the environment : mapping and analysis Jerusalem: Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies : Rubin Mass, 1998.
Manfred Gerstenfeld is Chairman of the Board of Fellows of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. For his other writing on Judaism and the environment see http://manfred-gerstenfeld.net/judaismandenvironment.html
ISLAMIC FOUNDATION FOR ENVIRONMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Wisdom in Nature (previously London Islamic Network for the Environment)
A BLOG ON MUSLIM ENVIRONMENTALISM http://muslimenvironment.wordpress.com/
A note on religious peacebuilding in the Middle East: The general references on peacebuilding show the strong influence of faith based perspectives, particularly in the work of John Paul Lederach, which developed out of Mennonite pacifism. For an application of this approach to the Middle East, see
Marc Gopin. Between Eden and Armageddon: The Future of World Religions, Violence and Peacemaking (Oxford University Press, 2000), and Holy War, Holy Peace: How Religion Can Bring Peace to the Middle East (Oxford University Press, 2002).