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Faith Statements

Judaism and EcologyJudaism and Ecology

In Genesis (1:28), God commands humans to "fill the world and capture it." The Torah permits us to use the world as we see fit. However, a few verses later (Genesis 2:15), the Torah tempers this by telling us that God put humans in the Garden (symbolic of the entire world) "to work it and to guard it.

Christianity and EcologyChristianity and Ecology

"Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations." ~ Revelation 22:1,2

National Council of Churches in Christ (NCCC):

Islam and EcologyIslam and Ecology

"It is He who drives the winds, glad tidings heralding His mercy, and We send down pure water from the sky, that We may give life thereby to a dead land and provide drink to what We have created- cattle and humans in great numbers." ~ Qur'an 25:48-9 "We made from water every living thing, will they not then believe?" ~ Qur'an 21:30

Hinduism and EcologyHinduism and Ecology


Buddhism and EcologyBuddhism and Ecology
His Holiness the Dalai Lama's speeches and messages on the environment:

Sikhism and Ecology

Sikhism and Environmental Ethics

Unitarian Universalist Association

Unitarian Universalist Association on Environmental Justice