Holy Books and Eco Spirituality
Editor: Abraham Karickham
Colombo Papers, 2015. 178 p.
Distributed by URI Office, Karickam P.O., Kottarakara, Kerala, India.
See also the URI page on the Holy Books Conference in 2015. This wonderful book of essays is available via Morgana, for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many religions prescribe eco-friendly conduct to their adherents. Is there a common thread among the Holy Books to a mandate regarding protection and preservation of Nature and its resources?
The world is in crisis and humanity is at risk. The whole creation is facing danger. Strange, because many Scriptures charge humans to protect Nature. Scholars from different parts of the world have contributed to this bundle of articles. It combines Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Christian, Islamic, Zoroastrian and other perspectives on eco spirituality. Many references to holy texts point out how the different religions view Nature. This overview may help to re-define human role in dealing with Mother Earth. The bundle contains the papers to a URI interfaith meeting in Sri Lanka where representatives of the different religions met, follow the link. It would be very interesting to hear the results of the conference. Will it lead to a joint effort to protect Nature? Will religious leaders get together to address politics together, either in one nation or for instance at the United Nations? It would be very welcome!
Highly recommended for those interested in interfaith and environmental issues!