What are different religions’ stances on the environment?



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    Environmentalism is actually practiced as a religion! Since it includes creation stories and ideas of original sin, environmentalism has been increasingly compared to a religion. Another reason that environmentalism is becoming more and more like a religion is that it provides its adherents with an identity.

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    Many Christians openly deny that there is anything wrong with the environment, or simply believe that God will fix all the bad things.  It is often viewed as a very liberal idea, and most deeply faithful Christians are anything but liberal.  However, the link below is an article that is attempting to sway Christians into becoming envionmentalists based on facts in the Bible.  Hope this helps.

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    Different practitioners of each religion will have their own interpretation of religious texts as they relate to environmental conservation and preservation.  It can be important, however, to be aware of the major text of a religion and where it places human beings within their environment.  For example, the Christian and Jewish texts call for humans to be stewards of the environment, placing them in a special position separate from the plants and the animals. 

    There have been efforts to unite the world’s major religions around a common ground of environmental preservation.  One example of this was the 1995 Summit on Religions and Conservation, sponsored by the World Wide Fund for Nature, and held at Windsor Castle in England. 

    Also, a recent poll by the Pew Research Center showed that environmental concerns were generally considered separate from religious affiliation.

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    How religions are currently practiced throughout the world might differ completely from what the historical intention was.  Socio-historical research has suggested that Christianity in its first two centuries prior to its misappropriation from Constantine and the Roman Empire in 326 was in fact very focused on environmental changes.  During the Roman Imperial centuries, the European continent was deforested, which led to massive erosion and nutrient-poor soil and eventually caused the mass starvation after the Roman fall in AD412.  Christianity emerged at the nexus point of transition into collapse, and its oral history (some of which became the biblical canon) warned of such environmental catastrophe.


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