Religions throughout the world have roots in sustainability through environmental stewardship. In Christianity, people are called to take care of the earth. In Buddhism, karmic journeys keep people responsible for the caring do the environment. In the Muslim faith, it is taught that man a steward of creation. All of these roots in sustainability make it easy for congregations to become environmentally conscious, as pointed out in this article by Leslie Black.
Almost all religions share some common roots and bonds. A program called Teaching and Learning For a Sustainable Future is helping to show people how faith can be used to promote and advocate for sustainable living by living within religious teachings. To get some ideas and see how to use this program to educate yourself or your congregation, check out the website here.
Every religion has its own special rules and considerations on food. Each religious teaching also addresses the idea that people should share with their neighbors and eat healthy and moderate amounts of food. The difficulty now lies in connecting today’s food shortages with these teachings. To read more about how each religion views food and food scarcity, as well as how their teachings apply to today’s issues, click here.