Soetendorp Institute launches the Earth Charter Guide to Religion and Climate Change
- Category: Religion and Sustainability
- Published: 01 December 2009
The Jacob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values gladly presents the second, revised edition of the Earth Charter Guide to Religion and Climate Change that has been produced by Earth Charter Program Coordinator Michael Slaby in a two-year process of research and consultation with scientists and experts in the Earth Charter Initative and the larger interfaith community.
The Guide presents some core facts about climate change and its interrelated social, environmental, political, economic and ethical challenges; provides an overview of good practice examples of religious engagement on global warming, and suggests a methodology for integrated ethical reflection on climate change.
This process is based on the steps of:
- Gaining a macro-perspective on climate change and its many interrelated facets and dimensions;
- Analysing the root causes of the challenge;
- Framing inclusive responses.
The Earth Charter Guide to Religion and Climate Change can be downloaded here.