Religion and Environmentalism: Exploring the Issues, 1st Edition

  • Lora Stone
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  • ISBN-10: 1440868573
  • ISBN-13: 9781440868573
  • DDC: 201
  • 232 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released September 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Beginning in the late 1960s, a growing number of activists, scholars, and scientists asserted that traditional religions had been major contributors to the environmental crisis. In response, theologians, religious organizations, and religiously motivated activists became increasingly involved in environmental issues. At the same time, emerging nature-based belief systems emphasized values and lifestyles based in environmentalism. Today, religiously motivated environmentalism has become a powerful force in shaping environmental policy and human action globally and has joined forces with secular environmentalism. This book explores the background and current state of religious environmentalism, and includes an overview of its history, context, and significance today; chronology of key events; alphabetical reference entries that provide objective information about people, places, events, movements, works, and other topics, plus cross-references, further reading and a bibliography.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent titles in Religion in Politics and Society Today.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Alphabetical List of Entries.
Topical List of Entries.
Series Foreword.
1: Alliance of Religions and Conservation.
2: Animism.
3: Assisi Declarations.
4: Bartholomew I of Constantinople.
5: Biodiversity.
6: Buddhism.
7: Christianity.
8: Climate Change.
9: Dalai Lama.
10: Daoism.
11: Deforestation.
12: Ecofeminism.
13: Ecotheology.
14: Energy.
15: Environmental Justice.
16: Evangelical Environmental Network.
17: Folk Religions.
18: Food Security.
19: Francis of Assisi.
20: Gaia Hypothesis.
21: Green Pilgrimage Network.
22: Greening of Religion Hypothesis.
23: Hinduism.
24: Hydraulic Fracturing.
25: Interfaith Power and Light.
26: Islam.
27: Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
28: Jainism.
29: Judaism.
30: Laudato Si'.
31: Marine Conservation.
32: National Religious Partnership for the Environment.
33: Nature Religions.
34: New Age Movement.
35: Overpopulation.
36: Paganism.
37: Paris Agreement.
38: Pollution.
39: Pope Francis I.
40: Religious Environmental Movement.
41: Religious Naturalism.
42: Shinto.
43: Shiva, Vandana.
44: Sikhism.
45: Socially Responsible Investment.
46: Soil Conservation.
47: Sustainability.
48: Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre.
49: Traditional Ecological Knowledge.
50: Vegetarianism.
51: Water.
52: White, Lynn Townsend, Jr..
53: World Council of Churches.
Annotated Bibliography.
About the Author.