What does religion have to do with the environment?
Maybe you clicked on this page out of curiosity. Maybe you are curious if religions have anything to say about caring for the environment. Maybe you are a religious educator searching for materials that support spirituality and nature.
Whatever your reasons for coming here, on this page you’ll find inspiration and information about how religious faith can help us address the challenges protecting the environment while keeping steadfast to one's faith.
A Biblical Perspective on the Oceans
A realization that many of the diverse efforts to improve the environment are supported by both biblical texts and scientific findings has motivated many congregants to act on these efforts for those dual reasons. Plastic Oceans Project requested information about where within Judaism one finds teachings about care of God’s oceans. The Psalms provide one rich source of such expressions, with a verse in Exodus 19 possibly serving as the root of the psalmist’s teachings.
Exodus 19 opens with Moses going up Mount Sinai and hearing God speak about the conditions for a covenant with all who left Egypt. Verse 5 includes the words “all the earth is mine.” “The earth” includes the land and the oceans. Read more.
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