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Prince Philip speaks on Sacred Land

Prince Philip meeting faith representatives at ARC's launch in Windsor Castle 1995

Words from Prince Philip to mark the launch of Sacred Britain, the book of the Sacred Land project.

‘The Sacred Land Project is an imaginative idea and a most appropriate initiative for the millennium. There would appear to be a close relationship between all religions and the conservation of nature. Christians in particular believe that God created the world and all that is in it. Whatever the nature of the relationship between man and God the belief that the Almighty was responsible for the origin of all living things on this earth suggests that believers have a direct obligation to care for His creation and especially for what we call the natural environment.

HRH Prince Philip was the founder of ARC in 1995. Read his interview in the News section

‘Human responsibility for the environment has long been recognised by the many religious cultures, and some of them have imbued certain natural features, such as forests, rivers and mountains with a special sacred significance.

‘I hope that this project and the Sacred Britain book will reawaken an interest in the environmental, as well as the spiritual, values of these special spaces.’

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