Faith Perspectives on the Environment



          Bahai

"Nature is God's Will and is its expression in and through the contingent world" Tablets of Baha'u'llah, p142

          Buddhism

"Just as a mother would protect her son at the risk of her own life, so let the wise man spread boundless loving kindness to every corner of the world" Metta Sutta

             Christianity

"The Lord formed the man from the dust of the ground... and took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work and care for it" Genesis 2. 7-15

             Hinduism

"Everything in the Universe belongs to the Lord, therefore take only what you need" Isa Upanishad

            Islam

"It is He who appointed you viveroys on the Earth" Quran 6:165

           Jainsim

"You are that which ou intend to hit, injure, insult, torment, persecute, torure, enslave or kill" Mahavira

              Judaism

"The land shall not be sold for eternity; for the land is mine and you are but strangers journeying with Me" Leviticus 25:23

             Sikhism

"Air, water, earth and sky are God's home and temple- sacred places which need to be protected and looked after" Sri Guru Granth Sahib 723

   Zoroastrianism

"Whoever teached care for all these seven creation, does well and pleases the Bounteous Immortals" Shayasht ne Shayast