These stories are all about caring for our planet. The stories are:

  • The Kingshuk Tree (Buddhism)
  • A Beautiful World (Christianity)
  • Narada and the Hunter (Hinduism)
  • Care for the Planet (Humanism)
  • The Crying Camel (Islam)
  • Guru Har Rai Ji (Sikhism)

This story is one of the Jataka tales and describes the beauty of creation throughout the year. It encourages us to help others to appreciate creation.

Theme: How can we care for our planet?

Community: Buddhism

Christians believe that God created the world and has given us the responsibility to take care of it. This story contains two exerpts from different parts of the Bible: an Old Testament poem and some New Testament teaching.

Theme: How can we care for our planet?

Community: Christianity

In the Hindu tradition, all living things are created from the same energy by God and so nature has to be respected. Hindus often use nature in their prayers.

Theme: How can we care for our planet?

Community: Hinduism

Humanists believe that we should look after our world for many reasons. The natural world supplies us with all the things that we need in order to survive, such as resources, agriculture, and the very air we breathe.

Theme: How can we care for our planet?

Community: Humanism

Muslims believe that the Prophet Muhammad was the last in a long line of Prophets going all the way back to Adam, and that he was God’s final messenger on earth. He was described as having a merciful character, and this mercy extended not just to humans but also to the care he showed for the natural world.

Theme: How can we care for our planet?

Community: Islam

The Guru Granth Sahib asks us to see and serve the environment (the air, earth and water) as we would treat our family. The first Guru wrote “Air is the Guru, Water is the Father, and Earth is the Great Mother of all."

Theme: How can we care for our planet?

Community: Sikhism