The call to wonder at the beauty of creation, and in doing so give praise to God, is at the heart of most of the world’s religions and spiritualties.
In his encyclical letter on the environment, called Laudato Si’, Pope Francis acknowledges that “the majority of people living on our planet profess to be believers. This [then] should spur religions to dialogue among themselves for the sake of protecting nature, defending the poor, and building networks of respect and fraternity (LS 201).”
We believe that the combined spiritual resources of the world’s faiths is a crucial component in guiding humanity away from its earth-killing lifestyle and towards a more holistic and sustainable kind of living. All believers have an inherent spiritual and religious responsibility to help care for our common home and to do so together.
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