Politics And The Economy Are Usually The Main Reasons Behind

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Politics and the economy are usually the main reasons behind our thoughts about environmental issues and destruction, likewise, we tend to think that implementing laws and rules are the only way to fix those issues. However, as Joseph Wood Krutch, an American writer and an environmentalist who was awarded the National Book Award for his nature books on the American Southwest, mentioned is his book: “If people destroy something replaceable made by mankind, they are called vandals; if they destroy something irreplaceable made by God, they are called developers.” (Krutch). Even though it is rare that we think about religion when we talk about environmental sustainability and ways to achieve it, religion has a key role. As the the world…show more content…
In the encyclical, Pop Francis say that, (14) We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all. (15) … It is my hope that this Encyclical Letter, which is now added to the body of the Church’s social teaching, can help us to acknowledge the appeal, immensity and urgency of the challenge we face (Laudato Si '). Likewise, in August of the same year, specialists of Islamic organizations and scholars came to synthesis a draft for Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change which was finalized after the International Islamic Climate Change Symposium in Istanbul, Turkey. In their declaration, they initiated a call for environmental achievement and improvement. “We call on all groups to join us in collaboration, co-operation and friendly competition in this endeavor and we welcome the significant contributions taken by other faiths, as we can all be winners in this race.” (Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change). Moreover, in September of 2015, the United Church of Christ General Minister and President, the Rev. John C. Dorhauer, addressed interfaith collaborators and the crowd gathered for the first session of "Coming Together in Faith on Climate" at
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