World Religions and the Environment: Problems and Promise

What role can religion, spirituality and ethics play in finding environmental solutions?

Ethical and spiritual dimensions are essential within all religions. How do we relate this to climate and environmental solutions? Photo: Pexels

In this seminar, the 2018 Arne Næss Professor Mary Evelyn Tucker will present how ethical and spiritual dimensions are needed for finding environmental solutions.

Neither scientific facts about the multiple environmental crises we are facing nor  regulatory acts have shifted attitudes and behaviors on a sufficient scale.

It is clear that science, policy, economics, law, and technology are necessary components of addressing environmental problems. However, it is increasingly evident that ethical and spiritual dimensions are also much needed.

The world's religious and broader spiritual perspectives, such as deep ecology developed by Arne Næss, are essential components of comprehensive environmental studies and grassroots engagement.

Can these perspectives help in creating ecological cultures?

Lunch seminar

Bring your own matpakke and have lunch with us as Mary Evelyn gives her talk. Coffee will be served.

About the speaker

Mary Evelyn Tucker, from the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale University, is the Arne Næss Professor in Global Justice and the Environment in 2018. Her special area of study is Asian religions. Her concern for the growing environmental crisis, especially in Asia, has inspired her work within the field of Ecology and Religion.


Arne Næss Chair and Centre for Development and the Environment
Published Sep. 26, 2018 1:37 PM - Last modified July 4, 2019 2:39 PM