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World Religions, Ethics, and the Earth Charter for a Sustainable Future

  • Mary Evelyn TuckerEmail author
Part of the Ecology and Ethics book series (ECET, volume 2)

Abstract

The environmental challenges we are facing require more than science, policy, economics, and law. There is a need for broader ethical responses. The search for a sustainable future requires an integration of the Earth Charter and the world religions. This integration of the principles of the Earth Charter with the virtues for human-Earth flourishing of the world’s religions provides a unique synergy for rethinking a sustainable future. Such a synergy can contribute to the broadened understanding of sustainability as including economic, ecological, social, and spiritual well-being. This broadened understanding may be a basis for long-term policies, programs, and practices for a planetary future that is not only ethically sustainable, but also sustaining for human energies.

Keywords

Earth Charter Ethics Forum on religion and ecology Sustainability World religions 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Yale School of Forestry and Environmental StudiesYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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