You are here
The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it,
the world, and those who live in it. (Psalm 24, 1)
Every part of this earth is sacred.
Whatever befalls the earth
befalls the children of the earth.
This we know, the earth does not belong to us:
we belong to the earth.
This we know, all things are connected:
like the blood which unites one family.
This we know, whatever we do to the web:
we do to ourselves.
Adapted from Chief Seattle, 19th Century
- Thematic work
World Council of Churches - Climate programme A Rocha Quaker Council for European Affairs - Sustainable Energy Blog Catholic Ecology Forum Europe Czech Christian Environmental Network Church of Sweden Evangelical Lutheran Church of Norway Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland National Council of Churches in Denmark Churches Together in Britain and Ireland Operation Noah Eco-Congregation Christian Ecology Link Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Umweltbeauftragten in der EKD-AGU Northelbian Lutheran Church in Germany Argeschoepfungsverantwortung NCC USA - Eco-Justice Prorammes Seasonofcreation ChurchCare-Shrinking the footprint EcoChurch Southwest Hope for Creation