The world reflects the qualities and attributes of God, and should therefore be greatly respected and cherished. Bahá'í Scriptures describe nature as an emanation of God's will: "Nature is God's Will and is its expression in and through the contingent world" (Tablets of Bahá'u'llah, p. 142)
Bahá'u'llah enjoins His followers to develop a sense of world citizenship and a commitment to stewardship of the Earth. His writings are imbued with a deep respect for the natural world and for the interconnectedness of all things...
Among the principles guiding the Bahá'í approach to conservation and sustainable development, the following are of particular importance:
- Nature reflects the qualities and attributes of God and should, therefore, be greatly respected and cherished.
- All things are interconnected and flourish according to the law of reciprocity.
- The oneness of humanity is the fundamental spiritual and social truth shaping our age.
- Nature reflects the qualities and attributes of God.
Taken from ARC: Alliance of Religions and Conservation, www.arcworld.org