Many Heavens, One Earth: Faith Commitments to Protect the Living Planet

November 3, 2009

This document, developed by the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC), describes 30 faith commitments undertaken by nine religions — Baha’i, Daoism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, Shinto, and Sikhism — that address seven areas of global faith-based environmental impacts: faith-consistent use of assets, education, theological interpretation and wisdom, sustainable lifestyles, media and advocacy, ecological partnerships, and environmental celebration. The commitments, created at a conference held at Windsor Castle in 2009, include a tree-planting campaign in Tanzania by the Northern Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, faith-created woodlands planted by British Sikhs along with the EcoSikh movement, and anti-pollution advocacy and government relations facilitated by Japanese Buddhists. The faith commitments are supported by ARC founder HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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