Hinduism, Jainism, and Bahá'í

Books at Golda Meir Library

Link to Library's PantherCat. Do a Keyword Search. Type (or copy and paste) exactly the following: Hinduism AND (ecology OR environment)

Link to Library's PantherCat. Do a Subject Search. Type (or copy and paste) exactly the following: Human Ecology--Religious Aspects--Hinduism

Web Sites

Environment and Hinduism

Hinduism Promotes Environment Protection

"The idea of India is not based on language, not on geography, not on ethnicity and not on religion. The idea of India is of one land embracing many." Short, useful background piece.

Hinduism Today, May 1999

This on-line issue contains several environmental pieces. There's more in other issues, too.
Sunderlal Bahuguna of India is fighting to save Himalayan people, their culture and their environment.

Jainism: Jain Principles, Tradition and Practices

Jain traditions respect ahimsa (nonviolence), aparigraha (non-acquisition), asteya (respect for others' rights) and satya (truth). While Jains comprise less than 1% of India's population, they contribute more than half of all social welfare. All of India's 7 million Jains are vegetarians, reflecting Jainism's central tenet that it is wrong to kill or harm any living being.

The Bahá'í Faith and the Environment

The Bahá'í Faith draws upon many of the world's religions, advocating compassionate towards all creation.