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Where Do Animals Fit in Environmental Ethics, Theology?

I’m grateful to Martin Hodson for highlighting the tensions between environmental and animal ethics. The approaches have a very great deal in common, of course. Those beginning with animal ethics are acutely aware that the major threat to the well-being of wild animals is human destruction of their environment; those concerned about environmental ethics often […] Read More

Where Do Animals Fit in Environmental Ethics, Theology?

Many years ago, I was manning a booth for Sage, Oxford’s Christian environmental group, at the annual Green Fair in Oxford Town Hall. One of the visitors to the booth was Andrew Linzey, the leading Christian animal ethicist. Linzey was concerned that, in his view, Christian environmentalists at the time were not very interested in […] Read More

Making the Biblical Case for Creation Care

Our climate is changing; the results of global warming are seen around the world. On a trip to the storm-ravaged Caribbean in October 2017, U.N. Secretary General AntoÌnio Guterres urged the world to implement the 2015 Paris Accord on climate change. He said the world has the tools, the technologies and the wealth to address […] Read More

Deconstructing Our Anthropocentric Ecological Consumption

Humanity has assumed for way too long now that we are the center of the universe. If not the universe, we are certainly the dominant rulers of this blue orb we call earth. Anthropocentric attitudes and actions have led humanity to the conclusion that the world was created for our unrestricted and unending consumption. While […] Read More

Facing Up to the Reality of Climate Change

“The climate has always changed.” You often hear that statement when the possibility of manmade (or anthropogenic) climate change is discussed. It is a true statement, of course. The earth’s climate has been in a constant state of flux due to a variety of natural factors, such as changes in the earth’s orbit, variable output […] Read More

Pastors Share How Their Churches Support Creation Care

Creation care is, I hope, a familiar term and concept to EthicsDaily.com readers. After all, caring for the environment has been a significant and regular focal point on our site via articles and video interviews, with several multipart series published over the past five years. We even created TheGreenBible.org to make our resources more accessible […] Read More

Why Our Worship Must Focus More on Creation Care

A conversation with my friends around a lunch table made me think. My question was about how the natural world and our Christian faith relate to each other. Each of us responded with a story to share about how we experience God when we walk in a forest, listen to a stormy sea, stick our […] Read More

How Martin Luther King’s Death Birthed Environmental Justice

How did the death of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, birth a black church-led movement for environmental justice? Well, the story begins in Memphis, the city of King’s murder, where decades prior African-Americans left the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta to do the hazardous work of waste collection in the city. […] Read More

God Loves All Creation – Not Just Human Beings

Everyone has heard much about God’s love. But do we sufficiently comprehend the extent of that love? Probably not. To begin with, it is important for us to realize that God’s love is not just for human beings. Perhaps Christianity through the centuries has been the most anthropocentric of all of the world’s religions. There […] Read More

Jewelry Industry’s Supply Chains Hide Worker Exploitation

The global jewelry industry relies on complex supply chains that hide worker exploitation, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report released in January. “Jewelers and watchmakers typically rely on complex supply chains to produce each piece of jewelry or watch,” the report stated. “By the time a piece of jewelry is offered for sale, […] Read More