Chapter 9: Case Study: Climate Change

Climate change more than any other issue highlights faith-based views about the environment, both because the issue is so comprehensive and global, and because most faith communities have engaged in some sort of response, making it a good case for comparing a range of faith-based environmental values. Readers may choose to insert this chapter after considering a gardener’s ethic (chapter 3) and before moving ahead into epistemology and philosophy of science (chapter 4), to enhance the development of an overall approach to addressing religion and the environment. Regardless of reading strategy, climate change engages a full spectrum of religious perspectives.


Faith Leaders at the Climate March. Photo credit: Bill Bradlee

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