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Religion and Climate Change: A Necessary Conversation

The relationship of theology to the modern ecological crisis became an intense issue of debate in Western academia in 1967, following the publication of the article, "The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis, " by Lynn White, Jr., Professor of History at the University of California at Los Angeles. In this work, White puts forward a theory that the Christian model of human dominion over nature has led to environmental devastation, providing a voice for "The Ecological Complaint".

Some scholars argue that Christians actually helped bring about the current global environmental crisis by instructing followers that God, and by extension mankind, transcends nature. Much of the development of ecotheology as a theological discourse was in response to this argument, which has been called "The Ecological Complaint". Defendants of this perspective essentially claim that Christianity promotes the idea of human dominion over nature, treating nature itself as a tool to be used and even exploited for survival and prosperity. However, Christianity has often been viewed as the source of positive values towards the environment, and there are many voices within the Christian tradition whose vision embraces the well-being of the earth and all creatures...


A vision of inter-connectedness and religion in the process of 'becoming'...

"We are all bound together in an inescapable web of the living ecosystem, and religion concerns how we knowingly bind ourselves to the larger whole which sustains all life." -- Rev. Dr. Russell L. Meyer, Florida Council of Churches


It's All Related


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Pope Francis, the first Catholic pontiff to name himself after the Church's patron saint of the environment, St. Francis. The Jesuit pope has offered humanity a first eco-encyclical and doctrine ... Laudato Si'

Eco-theology / "On Care for Our Common Home"

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"Protect, do not destroy the environment"

Pope Francis on the Environment



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The Challenge of Acting for the Commons

The Commons
Integral Ecology
Destroying the Environment Is a Sin
Tom Hayden-Green Politics...In Memory
Rights of Nature EarthLaw


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Fear not the facts, the science

Trust in observing and studying and stewarding, the earth and creation calls you

An interview with Katharine Hayhoe

Via Christian Courier

Atmospheric scientist and evangelical Christian Katharine Hayhoe was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People for her work studying climate change. She teaches in the Department of Political Science at Texas Tech University but her roots are Canadian: Hayhoe was born in Toronto and her father teaches at Tyndale University College and Seminary.

The Christian Courier Editor speaks with Hayhoe about the relationship between her faith and the “other” book of God – Science ....

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Dr. Katharine Hayhoe is an evangelical Christian on a mission

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth, and the Earth was shapeless and barren, so God added light and water and land and sky and plants and animals and humans. If you extend this belief forward, then God also created coal and oil and gas, which we began burning to do our own creating, on a massive scale. Health and wealth flowered across the planet, but there were consequences: first for the poor and marginalized, who were more exposed to the pollution, and then for everyone, in the form of a changing climate that is endangering creation. Stretch the belief a bit further, and in 1972, God created Katharine Hayhoe, who would grow up to be both an evangelical Christian and a climate scientist. Join these identities together, and you get another of God’s creations: a prophet.


It's all related, it's all connected

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