Yale University

Western Religions & Ecology

Taught in English

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Mary Evelyn Tucker
John Grim

Instructors: Mary Evelyn Tucker

4.9

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18 hours to complete
3 weeks at 6 hours a week
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There are 9 modules in this course

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6 videos9 readings1 discussion prompt1 plugin

Have you ever wondered how the Jewish scriptures, or Torah, oriented Judaism towards an inherent and deep connection to land? In this module, the first section focuses on the early formation of what would become Judaism. The second section focuses on the specific beliefs and practices in Judaism and their environmental implications.

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This week we focus on multiple religious implications in Judaism of orienting, grounding, nurturing, and transforming. Three modules explore: first, broad environmental activism in Judaism; second, the ways in which rituals and liturgies in Judaism expand environmental empathy and practice; and, third, ways in which Judaism relates to food and animals as part of an environmental ethic.

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3 videos14 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt5 plugins

Have you ever wondered how Christianity might play a role in environmental awareness and restoration? This week explores in three sections ways in which Christianity opens doorways into environmental thought and action. In the first section the focus is on the formation and early figures in Christianity. The second section explores the contributions to environmental insight in the Orthodox Christian tradition. The third section examines the remarkable teachings in the Catholic encyclical, Laudato Si’, and its emphasis on “integral ecology.”

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2 videos17 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt3 plugins

We focus on multiple religious implications in Christianity of orienting, grounding, nurturing, and transforming. We explore: first, forms of Christian environmental activism; second, the ways in which rituals and liturgies in Christianity expand upon ideas and practices in the traditions to ecological empathy and affection; and, third, ways in which Christianity relates to food and animals as part of an environmental ethic.

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4 videos17 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt3 plugins

Have you ever wondered how Islam has fostered environmental awareness historically and in the present? This module includes three sections that respond to this question. In the first section, the focus is on the early formation of Islam and how tawhid, or “unity,” can inspire broad environmental thinking. The second section examines specific beliefs and practices in Islam and their ecological implications. The third section highlights Islamic religious environmentalism in Indonesia.

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3 videos14 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt3 plugins

This module focuses on multiple religious implications in Islam of the concepts of orienting, grounding, nurturing, and transforming. We consider: first, forms of Islamic environmental activism embedded in the doctrine of “trusteeship”; and second, the ways in which Islam relates to food and animals as part of religious ecological ethics.

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1 video12 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt4 plugins

What would interreligious dialogue on environmental issues look like? This module provides examples of engaged religious environmentalism in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The first section explores efforts to restore the Jordan River and to encourage interreligious environmental dialogue. The second section stresses Abrahamic religious efforts to respond to climate emergencies; and the third section provides case studies from each of the Abrahamic religions.

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1 video24 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt6 plugins

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4.8 (5 ratings)
Mary Evelyn Tucker
Yale University
13 Courses42,309 learners
John Grim
Yale University
13 Courses42,309 learners

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