How Religion Helps Save the Earth

Religion Helps Save the Earth When it comes to protecting our planet, some people get their motivation from their beliefs. At a big meeting in Dubai called COP28, leaders from all over the world are talking about how to stop bad things from happening to the environment. Some folks from different religions are speaking up, saying that their faith inspires them to take care of the Earth.

Praying with Nature

Meet Amirah Iqbal, a 25-year-old who volunteers for a group called the Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Science. She thinks there’s something special about how Muslims pray and how it’s connected to nature. She says every time Muslims pray, they’re kind of following the sun’s movement. It’s like a little reminder that we’re all part of nature and need to take care of it.

Learning from Holy Books

Amirah’s passion for the environment comes from the teachings of the Quran, the holy book of Islam. She started reading it to find verses about nature, and she found a lot! They all talked about how humans are supposed to look after the Earth. She realized that caring for the environment is a big part of being Muslim.

Everyone’s Job to Protect

Other religions also have similar teachings. For Hindus, it’s all about “ahimsa,” or not hurting anything, including nature. In Sikhism, followers believe everything in the universe is connected, and they see protecting nature as part of their duty.

Getting Everyone Involved

Amirah is part of a big group called Two Billion Strong, which wants to get Muslims everywhere talking about climate change. They think if more people know about it, they’ll want to help. The group believes in teamwork and using the power of faith to make a difference.

Leaving a Better World

Amirah believes we need to leave the Earth in a good shape for the next generation. She says we’re only here for a short time, so it’s our job to make things better. This feeling is share by people from all different faiths. No matter what religion you follow, it’s important to take care of the planet we all share.

What Can We Do?

As leaders meet at COP28 to talk about fixing environmental problems, it’s a good time for all of us to think about what we can do to help. We can start by learning more about how our actions affect the environment. We can also join groups like Two Billion Strong or find local organizations that care about the environment. Even small actions, like recycling or using less energy, can make a big difference when we all work together.

Conclusion Let’s Work Together

The voices of people like Amirah show us that faith can be a powerful force for good. By working together and taking care of our earth, we can make sure it’s a healthy and happy place for everyone, now religion and in the future. So let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work!