A Theological Remedy for the Environmental crisis by Joseph Habamahirwe

In the Light of Jürgen Moltmann

The books presents the current status of the environmental crisis and offers suggestions to stop it.

A theological remedy for the environmental crisis

International conferences concerning the environment, such as that in Rio in 1992, have made good environmental policies. Unfortunately, such policies have not been implemented sufficiently. This situation reflects lack of interest on the part of developed countries as well as lack of tenacity on the part of developing countries. Therefore, such tenacity is necessary in order to solve the seemingly intractable problem of environmental pollution. The United Nations have established an Environmental Program (UNEP) to address environmental problems at a global level. Still, there is a lot to do. This book presents the status of the current global environmental crisis, its causes and effects, both to human beings and nature itself. It makes a call to environmental activists, scientists, students, lecturers, church leaders and policy makers to stop this crisis which might perdure for many years to come and get progressively worse if the world does not arrive at a solution soon.

Genre: RELIGION / Christian Theology / General

Secondary Genre: NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection

Language: English

Keywords: Environmental protection, pollution, creation, creator and theological remedy

Word Count: 46 000

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The first chapter of our research is a global view of the environmental crisis. We shall pay attention to global issues and facts.

We shall reflect on pollution in all its forms; air, water and land.  We shall present the causes and the effects of the global environmental crisis, particularly how it affects the poor.  The current environmental crisis marks a religious issue as much as a scientific issue since it touches on such issues as caring for the poor and justice. Church documents and international reports help to reflect on the environmental crisis with focus on pollution.

We shall address the Paris Accords with a critical mind even though they remain too political, and therefore not particularly helpful in a theological project.   Although the Paris Accords sought to deepen a reflection on the environmental crisis with a claim that environmental protection requires action at the international level, its undue concentration on political, and inherently unscientific, issues led to an inadequate solution to the crisis.   For example, the global meeting did not talk in depth about pollution, but only about carbon emissions.   It is interesting to note that the United States, which withdrew from the Paris Accords because it was too politically motivated, actually leads the world in reducing carbon emissions.

We will focus rather on scientific causes and avoid speculative ones so as to come up with pragmatic recommendations, all in the light of the theology of Jürgen Moltmann.   The aim is to make people more aware of the global environmental crisis and call for active participation in alleviating it.




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