Faith in Conservation: New Approaches to Religions and the Environment
This book, arising from over twenty years experience of working with the world's major faiths, draws extensively upon joint World Bank and ARC (Alliance of Religion and Conservation)/WWF (World Wildlife Fund for Nature) projects world wide. It shows, through stories, land management, myths, investment policies, legends, advocacy and celebration, the role the major faiths have, do and can play in making the world a better place. The major faiths are the oldest institutions in the world and have survived essentially because they are constantly evolving and changing. There is much to be learnt by newer institutions such as the World Bank and the multitudes of NGOs about how to remain true to what you believe but change and grow as you develop. The book explores issues of climate change, forestry, asset management, education and biodiversity protection and does so using the techniques of the great faiths storytelling, example and celebration. It reveals a variety of world views and it asks us to see that our personal view may be just one amongst many. The challenge of living with integrity in a pluralist world underlies the book and it offers models of how diversity is crucial in attempting to ensure we have a sustainable world.
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Halaman 39 - You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way. let your light shine before men. that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
Halaman 106 - O ye who believe! Stand out firmly For justice, as witnesses To God, even as against Yourselves, or your parents Or your kin, and whether It be (against) rich or poor: For God can best protect both.
Halaman 113 - See my works — how fine and excellent they are! Now all that I have created for you have I created. Think upon this and do not corrupt and desolate my world. For if you corrupt it, there is no one to set it right after you.
Halaman 51 - I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.
Halaman 122 - Blessed are You O Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us with his commandments and commanded us to bring him into the Covenant of our father Abraham.
Halaman 119 - You shall keep my statutes. You shall not let your cattle breed with a different kind; you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed; nor shall there come upon you a garment of cloth made of two kinds of stuff.
Halaman 117 - Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath unto the Lord.
Halaman 106 - Allah doth command you to render back your trusts to those to whom they are due; and when ye judge between man and man that ye judge with justice: verily how excellent is the teaching which He giveth you!