And God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. They shall rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the cattle, the whole earth, and all the creeping things that creep on earth.” And God created Adam in His image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
God said, “See, I give you every seed-bearing plant that is upon all the earth, and every tree that has seed-bearing fruit; they shall be yours for food.
The Yehova God took the man and placed him in the garden of Eden, to till it and tend it.
And the Yehova God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you are free to eat; but as for the tree of knowledge of good and bad, you must not eat of it; for as soon as you eat of it, you shall die.”
Ecotheology represents the “Oneness”, the unity between the Creator, Creation and those created. Ecotheology focus on the foundation that the ecological problem is a spiritual problem, therefore, in need for spiritual solutions and leadership to address this global crisis.
Ecotheology connects humanity as creation guardians and stewards, bound by unity, solidarity, and accountability for the care of Creation world-wide. Ecotheology recognise the powers, skills and knowledge provided to humanity as Creation guardians, to succeed in this mandating responsibility.
Ecotheology is the ethical spiritual framework that connects us to our destiny as part of the “oneness” with the Creation and all the Creatures that have been created, by the Creator, ordering humans on a spiritual and work taskforce, to manifest the Divine connection to the Holy Land, from which we are made of and to which we return, to work it, and protect it.
Ecotheology (“Eco’s”, home in Latin) represent the view that earth, our only home was given to humanity under strict rules of guardianship, guided by life philosophy (Theology) binding humanity under a set of spiritual mandating ethical laws.
Ecotheology bring to the spotlight the responsibility of the different world faiths to lead the mission of making peace with earth, on the journey of making peace on earth, as a worldwide holistic spiritual ecological peace movement based on ethics and global leadership.
Ecotheology mandates the world spiritual leaders to reconnect in unity and ensure that the lost connection between faith and the environment is renewed, with environmental management and social sustainability faith base leadership supporting the ecology safeguard. Ecotheology is aiming to the redemption of ecological sins by leading spiritual accountability that will restore humanity ability to coexist with nature and to protect all life forms under humanity domain and the safeguarding of the biological conditions to support the future generations.
Ecotheology is than driven from the idea that Care for Creation is an inherent part of spiritual life. From mountaintops to forests, green pastures to still waters, stars in the sky to lilies of the field, we experience the gift of Creation.
The Nature, creation glory, and the earth in which God left the Holy Spirit, the spirit of life, is humanity holy work left to us by God to work and worship His kingdom after he completed it and rested in the seventh day.
We were chosen to serve in this world in the image of God, responsible of the holy work to protect and preserve the earth – nature, as humanity first commanded in Genesis: “And the LORD God took Adam, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it”
The spiritual masters taught us not only to look up but to see the nature of creation in this world, to observe the Holy Spirit, to manifest the Divine power here below, the natural phenomena that allow us to preserve the spirit of life, the Holy Spirit.
When we strike, pollute, and harm the nature, the Holy Creation, we turn our backs on the Creator, desecrating the Holy Spirit and the Creator’s first commandment, the duty to work and protect the nature, with the powers bestowed on us in the image of the Creator that loved its Creation, as created, clean and pure, able to support every holy creature in our ecosystem.
Moses, Jesus, Muhamad, Buddha, and other prophets, all travel to desert and nature base retreats to find God. Indigenous cultures also connect spiritual values for the care of the waters and lands
It is known that the Holy One, is revealed by nature. Where did God gives Moses the Torah? On Mount Sinai in the desert retreat of 40 days. What did he do when the land was polluted by man? He wiped off humanity from the earth, except for Noah, who was righteous and guarded nature and animals! The Holy One, speaks through nature, as nature is the reflection of the Creator.
Ecotheology therefore seeks to create a flourishing Earth community where spiritual traditions join together for the shared wellbeing of ecosystems, life forms, and people on our common planetary home aiming to inform and inspire people to preserve, protect, and restore the Earth community.
Around the world religious organisations have immense influence socially, educationally, politically, and culturally both at national and local levels. This influence combined with their spiritual insight and commitment makes them one of the most powerful agents for social change in civil society.
Drawing on their traditions, faith communities can create a mass movement of critical numbers moving towards new political leadership that supports sustainable community empowerment.
Each faith has its own distinctive history and teachings, and its own unique relationship with the natural world, yet all faith mandates the same relationship and duty of care.
The old testament prohibits the destruction of anything from which humans may benefit. This applies to animals, plants, and even inanimate objects. Even in time of war, the Bible forbids the destruction of trees and water sources. Additionally, the consumption of animals that have suffered is also prohibited, which means, that most commercially produced meat, resulted in life of suffering is spiritually prohibited for human’s consumption.
Protecting and preserving nature is humanity spiritual sacred work. This is humanity responsibility in this world, as well as the divine understanding that the deposit of the world in the hands of man is our journey to correct the initial sin: choosing the Tree of Knowledge good or evil instead of the Tree of Life!