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Rabbi Michael Lerner: The Pope’s “environmental encyclical” can save the world

Broadcast June 22nd, 10-11:00 a.m. Central (1500 GMT) on NoLiesRadio.org. For only $3.95 a month you can listen to shows on-demand before they are broadcast – and also get free downloads and other perks from Kevin! If you are a subscriber, just log in to the members area of TruthJihad.com to get early access to the shows. Non-subscribers only get access to the No Lies Radio show archives the day after the broadcast here. Help Kevin keep these shows on the air – become a subscriber today! Great new show concept: A Muslim and a rabbi get together to praise the Pope! Rabbi Michael Lerner, America’s best-known…

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Humanure compost toilet: A better way to go

Today, more and more Chinese people – 64% at last count – are gaining access to “improved” sanitation. Though polluting five gallons of purified drinking water with every flush may be an improvement over spreading raw human excrement a.k.a. “night soil” directly on the fields – though even that is disputable – there is definitely a better way to go. If you really want to improve your sanitation, don’t pony up billions of dollars for porcelain thrones, pipes, septic tanks and sewage treatment facilities. Instead, spend $25 per household building a compost collection toilet. You can find the plans in Joe Jenkins’ Humanure Handbook.Full story:…

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Eid al-Fitr special: “Islam, ecology and animal rights” with Nadeem Haque

Tuesday, August 30th, 9-10 a.m Pacific (noon Eastern) on NoLiesRadio.org (archived here a few hours after broadcast). Guest: Nadeem Haque, author of “The Principles of Animal Advocacy in Islam: Four Integrated Ecognitions” (Society & Animals 19 (2011) 279-290). Nadeem Haque is also the co-author of FROM MICROBITS TO EVERYTHING: A NEW UNIFIED VIEW OF PHYSICS AND COSMOLOGY, as well as other challenging and important works. He is one of a growing number of Islamic thinkers challenging conventional wisdom in various fields using Qur’an as a guide and inspiration – in part because, according to Nadeem, the Qur’an celebrates and encourages…

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