Faith from the Archipelago. Action on the Environment and Climate Change

Binawan, Andang (et. al.) (2015) Faith from the Archipelago. Action on the Environment and Climate Change. Worldviews, 19. pp. 103-122. ISSN 1363-5247 / 1568-5357

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This paper explores the responses of faith-based movements in Indonesia to globalized environmental issues, including climate change. As a plural nation with six official religions, the leaders of the major recognized religions in Indonesia (i.e., Islam, Protestant and Roman Catholic Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confusianism) all offered statements in 2007 at COP13, the international forum in response to the environmental challenge and climate change in Bali. Each called for religious adherents to act in order to contribute to halting the problem of climate change. Faith is seen to be a key factor in motivating people to change their behavior towards the environment. The slogan, “Think globally, act locally”, is at the heart of this commitment, in hopes that environmental challenges including climate change, become a common issue among all the religions in Indonesia, and so that Indonesian responses may be collaborative and cooperative. This paper will document and analyze the development of such faithbased action with respect to environmental changelles in Indonesia, in light of global conditions. Keywords: climate change, global warming, pluralism, Indonesia, globalization.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Program Sarjana > Program Studi Filsafat
Depositing User: ThM .-
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2022 02:59
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2022 02:59

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