“And God said: ‘Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed—to you it shall be for food.” (Gen 1:29)
“We must treat nature with the same awe and wonder that we reserve for human beings. And we do not need this insight in order to believe in God or to prove his existence. We need it to breathe; we need it for us simply to be.” (Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, 2010)
“Devote thyself single-mindedly to the Faith, and thus follow the nature designed by Allah, the nature according to which He has fashioned mankind. There is no altering the creation of Allah.” (Qur’an 30:30)
The environment and its protection have deep roots into all three monotheistic religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and their holy texts urge their believers to be the caretakers of the Earth and its biodiversity.
The concept of sustainability is found in the scriptures of all world religions though there is no universal name for it. Nevertheless, r eligions have taught believers to direct their lives not only towards spiritual fulfillment within their societies but also towards harmony with nature.
Judaism, Christianity and Islam share values that teach the transcendence of the connectedness between human, the natural world and the divine.
Mobilizing this spirit, MOHA is organizing and promoting various sustainability programs and actions aiming to endorse the human responsibility for the natural world and its protection. Dwellers