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Religion Ethics

Understanding Climate Change through Religious Lifeworlds

edited by David L. Haberman

contributions by Cecilie Rubow, Guillermo Salas Carreño, C. Mathews Samson, Amanda Bertana, Georgina Drew, Karim-Aly S. Kassam, Karine Gagné, Mabel Gergan, Willis Jenkins & Karsten Paerregaard

Indiana University Press
Initial publish date
May 2021
Ethics, Global Warming & Climate Change
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How can religion help to understand and contend with the challenges of climate change? Understanding Climate Change through Religious Lifeworld, edited by David Haberman, presents a unique collection of essays that detail how the effects of human-related climate change are actively reshaping religious ideas and practices, even as religious groups and communities endeavor to bring their traditions to bear on mounting climate challenges.

People of faith from the low-lying islands of the South Pacific to the glacial regions of the Himalayas are influencing how their communities understand earthly problems and develop meaningful responses to them. This collection focuses on a variety of different aspects of this critical interaction, including the role of religion in ongoing debates about climate change, religious sources of environmental knowledge and how this knowledge informs community responses to climate change, and the ways that climate change is in turn driving religious change.

Understanding Climate Change through Religious Lifeworlds offers a transnational view of how religion reconciles the concepts of the global and the local and influences the challenges of climate change.

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Dr. Karim-Aly S. Kassam believes that the so-called ”war on terror“ has hijacked international focus from more substantive issues such as conservation of the biological and cultural diversity that are essential to human survival. In trying to understand terror, Dr. Kassam and the contributors to this work seek to broaden public discourse on the perception of terror. Among his many publications, Dr. Kassam has co-edited Canada and September 11: Impact and Response (2002). Dr. Kassam currently holds the post of International Associate Professor of Environmental and Indigenous Studies at Cornell University.

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