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Being "green" isn't new. What do the statistics really tell us? From September 15th 2009 to October 1st 2009, the Patheos Public Square featured articles and related material regarding Religion and Environment. We have grouped these articles here for your convenience.

 

Overview of the World Religions and Ecology

Overview of the World Religions and Ecology

By Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim

The creative tensions between humans seeking to transcend this world and yearning to be embedded in this world are part of the dynamics of world religions...

Religion and a New Environmental Ethic

Religion and a New Environmental Ethic

Video of Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim

Religions are developing a new consciousness about the natural world. Listen to two Yale professors explain in this video segment.

Green Facts

Green Facts

Published from Newsweek

Being "green" isn't new. What do the statistics really tell us?

 

Catholic Perspectives

The World as Created, Fallen and Redeemed

The World as Created, Fallen and Redeemed

By Father James Wiseman, OSB from Gethsemani II

In dialogue with Buddhists, a Catholic priest reflects on the creation and its implications for the world today.

Exploring Eco-Spirituality

Exploring Eco-Spirituality

By Charles Cummings, O.C.S.O.

Nature invites us to care for the naturual world as the Graden of both God and humankind.

 

 

Evangelical Perspectives

Surfing in the Presence of God

Surfing in the Presence of God

By Christian Buckley

A lifelong surfer explains why it is worth defending the environment for the witness Creation gives to the Creator.

Overview of the World Religions and Ecology

Change That Condemns the Poor

By Scott C. Sabin

The poor are already suffering -- and starving -- due to climate change.How should we respond?

 

 

Jewish Perspectives

Judaism and Ecology

Judaism and Ecology

By Scott C. Sabin

From the start, God seems to recognize that people will frequently choose to misinterpret their stewardship as license to plunder the natural world...

Green Spiritual Trend EcoSynagogues

Green Spiritual Trend: EcoSynagogues

By E.B. Solomont

Through the Regeneration Project, a campaign to mobilize religious groups in response to global warming, several hundred synagogues have joined the eco-friendly effort.

 

 

Progressive Christian Perspectives

Nature Worship: a Primer

Nature Worship: A Primer

By Rex Weyler

Authentic social change starts with common citizens who embrace a new understanding of moral dignity.

Downwardly Mobile

Downwardly Mobile

By Fletcher Harper

Where is God? One Christian pastor points down ...

 

 

Mormon Perspectives

Mormon Belief and the Environment

Mormon Belief and the Environment

By George B. Handley

The notion that physical matter and all living things have some living spiritual character grants a sacred identity to the nonhuman realm.

He Is Not in the Desert

He Is Not in the Desert

By Dave Banack

Should Mormons become more attuned to God's presence in nature?

 

 

Muslim Perspectives

Islam a Bestowed Trust

Islam and Ecology: A Bestowed Trust

By Frederick M. Denny

Nature is not independently worthwhile but derives its value from God.

Whose Environmental Crisis

Whose Environmental Crisis?

By Shireen Pishdadi

What Islam offers the earth...

 

 

Pagan Perspective

John Muir was a Pagan

John Muir Was a Pagan

By Chris Highland

Muir's wide-open sense of church leads me to conclude that his natural spirituality grew beyond the parochial Christian God to a more Universal Creator or Creative Energy acknowledged by Wiccans, Pagans, and mystics.

 

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