INSPIRING QUOTES FROM VARIOUS FAITH TRADITIONS
"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."
"And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good."
"You shall not defile the land in which you live, in the midst of which I dwell.”
"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.'
"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."
"And the Lord took man and put him in the Garden of Eden, to tend it and guard it." Genesis 2:15
Below are some links to some of our FaCT participants' Faith Communities and other Faith Community Organizations working on sustainability