Friday, 17 November 2017

Humanity, Nature & Faith - Lessons from Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam & Judaism

These are the five original Faith Declarations on Nature which were created in 1986, at a meeting held in Assisi by WWF-International. The meeting stemmed from an idea by HRH the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at which five leaders of the five major world religions – Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism – were invited to come and discuss how their faiths could and should help save the natural world. 

By 1995 when the Alliance of Religions and Conservation was formed, the five initial faiths had issued more detailed statements, and six other significant world faiths had also made their statements about the environment. Links to the book, Faith in Conservation, published by the World Bank, in which all these eleven statements were published together for the first time, can be found at the end of this document.

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