Hinduism: beliefs about care of the planet
In 1986, HRH Prince Philip, then President of the WWF International invited five leaders of five of the major religions of the world - Buddhism Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism - to meet to discuss how their faiths could help save the natural world.
The meeting took place in Assisi in Italy, because it was the birth place of St Francis, the Catholic saint of ecology. From this meeting arose key statements by the five faiths outlining their own distinctive traditions and approach to the care for nature.
In the Assisi Declarations on Nature of 1986 the Hindu statement was:
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