Fulfilling Faith: Crossing the Bridge Between Spirituality and Sustainability
- Category: Social Action
- Created: Wednesday, 04 December 2013 15:07
- Published: Wednesday, 04 December 2013 15:00
- Written by Morvey Manshadi, Courier-Journal, Kentucky
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I remember sitting at the Bahai Center during a Nineteen-Day Feast in February 2010 when a letter was read aloud from the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahais of the United States regarding the newly established Seven Year Plan of Action on Climate Change, an interfaith collaboration with the UN. I specifically recall this paragraph,The destabilization of the global climate system is in large measure a moral challenge, requiring humanity to develop a greater sense of stewardship and responsibility for the environment, as well as a greater awareness of the interdependence and oneness of all the earth's inhabitants. It is evident that human pressures on the environment are escalating, and perhaps no threat is as severe as that of climate change.