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.
“I don’t really know why I care so much. I just have something inside me that tells me there is a problem, and I have got to do something about it. I think that is what I would call the God in me.” – Wangari Maathai The Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) plays an...
By Frank Molteno “Remember that water is sacred.” – Archbishop Thabo Makgoba We are water. In substantial measure we really are. Just as much as we were created from the earth, we were created from the waters of the earth. Over half of our blood is made up of...
Cathedrals and churches on four continents have come together to raise awareness and activism about water. As part of this initiative a conference on Water Justice will be held at St George’s Cathedral, Cape Town, from Thursday 23 March to Saturday 25 March 2017. The...
World Water Day Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar Delivered at Islamic Center of Michiana – South Bend, Indiana, USA on 21 March 2014 Tomorrow, Saturday 22 March 2014, is World Water Day. World Water Day has been observed since 1993 when the United Nations General...
Easter, for our Christian Earth Keepers, follows on the heels of World Water Day this year, which takes place on the 22nd March. As Easter is a time of resurrection and new life, World Water Day this year takes on special significance, as water is a primary source of...