Middlebury

ENVS 0395

Religion, Ecology and Justice

Religion, Ecology and Justice
In this class we will consider the relationship between religion and ecology in some of the world’s great wisdom traditions, particularly Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity and Judaism. Our approach will be comparative and attentive to “big ideas” about human-nature relationships. How do religious traditions perpetuate ideas of the natural world that are sometimes positive and protective and sometimes apathetic or destructive? Exploring such topics as stewardship, sacred landscapes, and the interdependence of living beings, we will consider both past and present, including examining how religious identity has fueled and shaped religiously-based environmental justice activism today.
Subject:
Environmental Studies
Department:
Prog in Environmental Studies
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP PHL
Equivalent Courses:
RELI 0395
RELI 1028

Sections

Fall 2021

ENVS0395A-F21 Seminar (Gould)

Winter 2019

ENVS0395A-W19 Seminar (Gould)

Spring 2017

ENVS0395A-S17 Seminar (Gould)

Spring 2015

ENVS0395A-S15 Seminar (Gould)