Dear Katharine I,
Re. Article: http://www.sustainlane.com/reviews/religion-and-climate-change-a-heavenly-match/TV8DNU1I8MXTOIKFO88KYVZLVDN8
The Alliance of Religions and Conservation and EcoSikh would like to report an error in the above article and see that the section is removed until the mistake is rectified. The section we refer to is:
"The Sikh’s are also becoming an active force in the “Plans for Generational Change” initiative. They have used the principles of the Qur’an to develop their Eco-Sikh plan which declares “our connection to the environment is an integral part of our identity as Sikhs.”
The authors of the Eco-Sikh plan write:
“Qur’an calls for the preservation of nature, the enjoyment of its beauty and the prevention of distortion of the earth. Islam not only asks humanity to take responsibility to protect and conserve the environment, it also invites mankind to respect, cherish and enjoy nature.”<end>
The Sikhs have developed a 5-Year environmental plan which is based not on the Qur'an but on their own eco-theolgy, found in the teachings of the Gurus, the Adi Granth, the hymns of Guru Nanak and other Shabads. More details are available at www.ecosikh.org.
Separately, the Muslims have developed a 7-Year Plan for environmental change that can be viewed at www.arcworld.org/downloads/muslim-7YP.pdf, which is based on Islamic eco-teachings found in the Qur'an and the Hadith.
We ask that you remove this section or the entire article until the mistake is rectified.
Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC)
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