Varieties of religious engagement with climate change

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In exploring the relationship between religion and climate change this essay argues three things. First, it makes the case that religious thought and practice -- cosmologies, beliefs and perceptions, ethics and ways of life -- is important for understanding how the idea of climate change is given meaning in the contemporary world. Second, the meanings attached to climate change by different religious traditions will be diverse and at times contradictory. Third, more informed engagement with the world’s religions – on the part of scholars, advocates and politicians - is essential to shape the unfolding story of climate change and humanity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology
EditorsWillis J. Jenkins, Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781315764788
ISBN (Print)9781138789579
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Oct 2015

Publication series

NameRoutledge International Handbooks


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