Multi-faith dialogue based on equity, justice, and mutual respect for the Earth, is a way we can build a sustainable future for all. A multi-faith approach raises awareness about the diverse traditions that help people to grow spiritually through a deeper connection with the creation.
In traditional African societies, nature was regarded as a gift by a supreme Creator God for the benefit of humanity who believed that mankind was created at the centre of the universe.
A host of nature spirits associated with specific animal and tree species and sacred forests, rivers, lakes, and mountains remind local communities of their need to respect the environment and to use it sustainably.
Through a range of locally relevant projects and partnerships, including alternative energy and farming initiatives, Brahma Kumaris work to promote spiritual understanding, leadership with integrity and actions for a sustainable future for humanity.
Christians and Christian-based organisations around the world are taking on the complex and critical environmental challenges facing us all today, and raising awareness, forming eco-congregations, challenging materialism and over consumption and lobbying governments, politicians and big business to stop environmental destruction.
The Hindu tradition understands that people are not separate from nature, that we are linked by spiritual, psychological and physical bonds with the elements around us. Knowing that the Divine is present everywhere and in all things, Hindus strive to do no harm.
They hold a deep reverence for life and an awareness that the great forces of nature as well as all the various orders of life are bound to each other within life’s cosmic web.
The principle of pikuach nefesh – saving lives above all else – is the greatest Jewish moral obligation.
In order to fulfill this obligation we must do everything in our power to protect the environment as a vehicle for saving the lives of millions of humans and diverse species worldwide, especially those unable to adapt to a changing climate.
Being a conscientious Muslim is about living in reverence and harmony with Nature and recognising that Nature is an indispensable guide to manifesting much of what Muslims need to know about God and the place of mankind in the Universe.
The debate around nuclear power often focuses on secret procurement, the high price of nuclear reactors, and the lack of a solution for waste. But we hear little about what comes before nuclear energy: uranium mining.
Battery cages cause suffering by depriving hens of their most basic needs: nests, perches, and enough space to move around. Our campaign calls for the end the use of cages for egg-laying hens. Cage-free systems improve the lives of hens significantly and cause less harm to them and the environment.
By Lydia Mogano Although the beginning of my day was a bit bizarre because of the security constraints we have here in Paris, I still managed to make the most of my day worthwhile. I was held by the police in the morning because the police suspected that I could be a...
28 November 2015: Paris By Lydia Mogano The President’s security declaration has caused a major shift in civil society’s mobilisation for climate justice, making it even more complex for us to raise our voices. Nonetheless we people of faith still had a...
The end of the We Have Faith cycling caravan in Nairobi was marked with 3 summits – The People’s Summit, The Faith Leaders Summit and The Parliamentarians Summit – as well as a march and a concert. Lydia Mogano reports back. The two day People’s...
By M’thetho Lungu Frederick Akula, team leader for Kenya’s Harambee21, enjoys his one but last breakfast on Africa’s biggest climate justice cycling campaign. He tells me he and his charges are even more energetic to conclude the We Have Faith...
By M’thetho Lungu 09th November, 2015. Namanga Border Post, Kenya and Tanzania. Kenya takes over campaign, as Tanzania calls for committed actions to stop climate change. Kenya is in its second day into the famous We Have Faith – Act Now for Climate...