by Christine Muller
Do you know what the “different” faiths are teaching about human relationship with the Earth? Faith for Earth: A Call for Action is a great resource for interfaith readings about caring for the Earth. It “describes the essential, unshakeable reverence that all religions have for creation and nature.” All major world religions are represented including Taoism, Confucianism, and Zoroastrianism. You will find the Bahá’í Faith on p. 42. The beautifully illustrated book can inspire us during the fast to reflect about our own relationship with nature. How can we better align our lives to be more in harmony with nature, God’s creation? Perhaps you can hold a devotional gathering using a selection of quotations from Faith for Earth: A Call for Action. Let us know if you do!
The book Faith for Earth: A Call for Action can be downloaded for free from the website of UNEP, the United Nations Environment Program.