Sacred Earth: Faiths for Conservation
Why It Matters
"I feel that we, as humans, it is our duty to protect wildlife and treat them as other creatures that God has created. I am appealing not only to Muslims but humanity to really look after the animals, the wildlife, the plants. All these are for us to use, but at the same time protect them. And in the long run, by doing so, we are protecting ourselves, our existence."
Prof. Abdulghafur El-Busaidy
National Chairman of the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims
"We hear the voices of the Earth. We can share that information with you so we can all be good relatives to all that is."
Rosalie Little Thunder
"It is time to demonstrate a love for the creator by loving the creation."
Catholic Coalition on Climate Change
"Our well-being and survival is totally dependent on things that are outside, like this Earth, the freshwater and the fresh air that we breathe."
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinponche
"Christianity, Islam and Hinduism represent the major religions of East Africa. In that sense, our religions include poachers and destroyers of our wildlife since these three religions represent the majority of the people. We will work with WWF to remove ignorance from them and prevent the destruction of animals and their habitats."
The Rev. Patrick Maina
Presbyterian Church of East Africa