“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with
God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with
God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any
thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the
light of men.” (Christianity)
"You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and
honour and power, for you created all things, and by your will they
were created and have their being."
“Laudato si’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”. In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us. “Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with coloured flowers and herbs”.
(Pope Francis, Catholic)
"Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated to complete the work. But neither are you free to abandon it." (from the Talmud)
“Who created the waters and the plants? Who yoked the
swiftness of the winds and the motion to the clouds? For I beheld
Ahura Mazda (Wise Lord) as the primeval source of creation.”
“When God created the first human beings, God led them
around all the trees of the Garden of Eden and said: “See my
works, how beautiful and praiseworthy they are! Think of this, and
do not corrupt or destroy My world.”
“All praise to the unity of God, and all honor to Him, the
sovereign Lord, the incomparable and all-glorious Ruler of the
universe, Who, out of utter nothingness, hath created the reality of
all things, Who, from naught, hath brought into being the most
refined and subtle elements of His creation, and Who, rescuing
His creatures from the abasement of remoteness and the perils of
ultimate extinction, hath received them into His kingdom of
incorruptible glory. Nothing short of His all-encompassing grace,
His all-pervading mercy, could have possibly achieved it. How
could it, otherwise, have been possible for sheer nothingness to
have acquired by itself the worthiness and capacity to emerge
from its state of non-existence into the realm of being?” 6
“Say: Nature in its essence is the embodiment of My Name,
the Maker, the Creator. Its manifestations are diversified by
varying causes, and in this diversity there are signs for men of
discernment. Nature is God’s Will and is its expression in and
through the contingent world.”
“In the name of the merciful and compassionate God.
The Merciful taught the Koran;
He created man, taught him plain speech.
The sun and the moon have their appointed time;
The herbs and the trees adore;
And the heavens, He raised them and set the balance, that ye
should not be outrageous in the balance;
But weigh ye aright, and stint not the balance.
And the earth He has set it for living creatures therein are fruits
and palms, with sheaths; and grain with chaff and frequent shoots;
Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny.”
“Look and listen for the welfare of the whole people and have always in view not only the present but also the coming generations, even those whose faces are yet beneath the surface of the ground -- the unborn of the future Nation."
(The Constitution of the Iroquois Nations article 28)
“Water flows over these hands. May I use them skillfully to preserve our precious planet.” (Thich Nhat Hanh, Earth Prayers from around the World, p. 154, edited by Elizabeth Roberts and
Elias Amidon, 1991)
“ Nonviolence is the supreme religion. One who looks on the
creatures of the Earth, big and small, as one's own self,
comprehends this immense world.” (from The Green Rule)
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