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Hindu Statements on the Environment

Hindu Statements on the Environment

A growing number of Hindu leaders are speaking and writing to urge protection of the environment.  Here are links to several important statements. 

"Let there be peace in the heavens, the Earth, the atmosphere, the water, the herbs, the vegetation, among the divine beings and in Brahman, the absolute reality. Let everything be at peace and in peace. Only then will we find peace."

Atharva Veda

Ten Key Hindu Teachings on the Environment, by Dr. Pankaj Jain, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Philosophy & Religion, University of North Texas

Our Sacred Earth - Hinduism and the Environment, by Mat McDermott, Hinduism Today

Statements by various Hindu scholars, including editors of leading Hindu journals, heads of foundations and organizations, and spiritual leaders

Hinduism, Jainism, and Ecology by Dr. Christopher Key Chapple, Loyola Marymount University, published by The Forum on Religion and Ecology

Hindu Declaration on Climate Change, 2009


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