World religions, UN unite for book on faith and action for the Earth

October 9, 2020

Originally Published in the EarthBeat on Oct 9, 2020

The world is home to many religions, yet there is common ground in the belief that the Earth, itself a common home, must be respected and protected in the face of growing environmental threats.

That is the main focus of a new book, Faith for Earth: A Call for Action, from the United Nations and the world’s religious communities that spotlights the shared reverence and responsibility across faiths toward the environment, and their collective resolve to take actions to preserve it.

Faith for Earth was released Thursday by the U.N. Environment Programme and the Parliament of the World’s Religions during the Faith for Nature Global Conference, held in Skálhol, Iceland. The 57-page book, available online and in print, describes how many religions view the natural world and their duty to safeguard it.

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