INSPIRING QUOTES FROM VARIOUS FAITH TRADITIONS

Christian quotes:


"The earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship.  We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations."
         Pope John Paul II

"It is possible to say that ... a Christian agriculture is formed upon the understanding that it is sinful for people to misuse or destroy what they did not make.  The Creation is a unique, irreplaceable gift, and therefore to be used with humility, respect, and skill."
         Wendell Berry

"And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good."
        Genesis 1:31

"You shall not defile the land in which you live, in the midst of which I dwell.”  
         Numbers 35:33-34 

"A land that the Lord your God cares for. The eyes of the Lord your God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year to the end of the year.'
         Deuteronomy 11:12

Jewish quotes:


"When God created the first human beings, God led them around the Garden of Eden and said, "Look at my works!  See how beautiful they are -  how excellent!  For your sake I created them all.  See to it that you do not spoil and destroy my world; for if you do, there will be no one else to repair it."
              Midrash Kohelet Rabbah on 1 Ecclesiastes 7:13

"Recognize that the earth is filled with the presence of God.  If we remember this, we would fulfill the biblical imperative to be shomrei adamah, Keepers of the Earth."
              Ellen Bernstein

"And the Lord took man and put him in the Garden of Eden, to tend it and guard it." Genesis 2:15

  Rev. Monica Beasley-Martin conducting a blessing of Ohio waters at a FaCT meeting

Rev. Monica Beasley-Martin conducting a blessing of Ohio waters at a FaCT meeting


Below are some links to some of our FaCT participants' Faith Communities and other Faith Community Organizations working on sustainability

 

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, Bellville, OH

Archwood Church (UCC) Cleveland

Christ Episcopal Church of Oberlin

Christ Church Presbyterian in Canton

Church of the Redeemer, United Church of Christ, Westlake, OH

ClergyClimateAction.org

Community Church of Chesterland

Community of St. Peter (Cleveland)

Congregation Kol Halev in University Heights

Congregation Ohev Tzedek in Boardman

Corry Alliance Church

Creation Justice Ministries

East Shore Unitarian Universalist Church

Fairmount Presbyterian Church

Faith Church, Richmond Heights

Federated Church of Chagrin Falls

First Church in Oberlin (UCC)

First Congregational Church of Akron

First Congregational Church of Hudson

First Unitarian Church in Shaker Heights

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown

Forest City Church

Friendship Mennonite Church

Glenmary Home Missioners

Good Shepherd Church, Athens (Episcopal)

Holy Martyrs Church, Granger Twp.

Humility of Mary Sisters

Interfaith Power and Light

Jews Against Hydrofracking

Kent Friends Meeting (Quaker)

Kent United Church of Christ

Newman Center of Kent

North Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Lewis Ctr., OH)

Ohio Interfaith Power and Light

Ohio Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Bellaire, Ohio

Old South Church (UCC) in Kirtland, OH

Olmsted Unitarian Universalist Church

Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland

Park Synagogue

Peace Community Church in Oberlin

Sisters of Notre Dame Community

South Hills Unitarian Universalist Church, McMurray, PA

Southwest Unitarian Universalist Church in North Royalton

St. Alban Episcopal Church

St. Ambrose Church in Garrettsville, OH

St. Dominic's Church in Shaker Heights

St. Mary's Catholic Church in Painesville

St. Matthew Parish of Akron

Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron

Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent, Ohio

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Canton

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Oberlin

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wayne County

Unitarian Universalist Society of Cleveland

Unitarian Universalist Justice Web

UUJO - UU Justice Ohio

West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church