Why should God punish you if you become thankful and believe in Nature's God? (4:147)
Ecospiritualism connects the science of ecology with spirituality. It brings together religion and environmental activism. Ecospiritualism has been defined as a manifestation of the spiritual connection between human beings and the environment. The new millennium and the modern ecological crisis have created a need for environmentally based religion and spirituality. Ecospiritualism is understood by some practitioners and scholars as one result of people wanting to free themselves from a consumeristic and materialistic society and achieving unity in diversity through spiritual naturalism.
Proponents may come from a range of faiths including; Islam, Jainism, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Indigenous traditions. Although many of their practices and beliefs may differ, a central claim is that there is "a spiritual dimension to our present ecological crisis". Ecospiritualism is about helping people experience "the holy" in the natural world and to recognize their relationship as human beings to all creation.
Ecospiritualism has been influenced by the ideas of deep ecology, which is characterized by "recognition of the inherent value of all living beings and the use of this view in shaping environmental policies." Similarly to ecopsychology, it refers to the connections between the science of ecology and the study of psychology. 'Earth-based' spirituality is another term related to ecospiritualism; it is associated with pagan religious traditions and the work of prominent ecofeminist, Starhawk. Ecospiritualism refers to the intertwining of intuition and bodily awareness pertaining to a relational view between human beings and the planet.
A Universal Declaration for Ecological Justice
IN RECOGNITION OF Nature's God and Law of Nature are the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, and whereas the disregard and contempt for ecological order have resulted in divide and conquer, economic slavery, wars and climate change; WE THE ECOLOGICAL CITIZENS proclaim The Universal Declaration of Greenism and Earth Jurisprudence as a common standard of tolerance and achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society; keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by discrimination and teaching to promote cultural universalism (public order), spiritual naturalism (public health), and the environmental philosophy (morality); and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the ecological citizens and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.