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2018-2019 Catalogue 
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RELS 26911 - Religion and the Environment

Course Credit: 1
RELIGION AND THE ENVIRONMENT A study of the role of a variety of religious traditions in shaping worldviews, values and behavior related to human interaction with the natural world. The course will look at both the destructive effects religion has had and various religious initiatives that are currently working to generate ecologically sustainable patterns of human interaction with the natural world. At the core will also be the focus on traditional religious values which focus on justice and neighbor love. Embedded in these concepts are the notion that the affluent must live more simply so that others may have the resources necessary so that they might simply live. [R]