Partnerships for the Goals

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Religion as Transmission Belt for Promoting the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Julia BlancEmail author
  • Jochen Ostheimer
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Religion: faith, belief system, denomination

Transmission belt: transmittance aid, transfer agent, driver of change

Religion and environment, religion and sustainability, creation, deep green religion, environmental stewardship


In September 2015, the United Nations Summit on Sustainable Development adopted the resolution “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” Its 17 “Sustainable Development Goals” (SDGs) outline a roadmap for all nations to a more just and ecologically balanced world. In order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, comprehensive cultural change is required both at the global level and in the individual societies and communities. Technical solutions or increased efficiency alone will not lead to the goal. All social forces, including religious communities, must...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Theology, Center for Religion, Economics and PoliticsUniversität BaselBaselSwitzerland
  2. 2.Faculty for Catholic Theology, Institute for Ethics and Social Science, Department of TheologyKarl-Franzens-Universität GrazGrazAustria

Section editors and affiliations

  • Tony Wall
    • 1
  1. 1.International Thriving at Work Research CentreUniversity of ChesterChesterUK