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Religion and Spirituality

Over the years a number of religions and spiritual groups have been involved in the Earth Charter Initiative in many ways.

Religious and interfaith groups, as well as individuals, institutions, and organizations concerned with religion, spirituality, ethics, and sustainability are encouraged to use the Earth Charter as a basis for discussions within groups and as an interfaith dialogue tool. This can be done as part of their efforts toward creating a just, peaceful, and sustainable future for the Earth Community.

See more related resource materials in the EC Virtual Library and in the section on Religion and Spirituality Essays.

Spiritual Dimensions of Sustainable Development Project

This project was launched in 2012 by the EC Religion and Spirituality Task Force. The purpose is to bring together a global alliance of religious, spiritual and ethical organizations to deepen the understanding, public awareness and practical application of the ethical and spiritual foundations of sustainable development.  More information here.
The Soetendorp Institute of Human Values is supporting this project, find more information through this link.


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