The Importance Of Religion On Environmental Ethics

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People that practice different religions around the world have one common entity. They all need the Earth’s resources in order live. The Earth’s resources are vital for people to survive. A truism is religion has an impact on environmental ethics. Researchers have started capitalizing on religions to strengthen the awareness of environmental ethics amongst these religious followers. “In response to the growing global environmental crisis, scholars have begun to interrogate religious traditions as a possible resource for the development of an environmental ethic.” (Swearer, 2006) Buddhist, Judeo-Christian, Islamic, and Indian religions have concepts that support the protection of the environment.
The Buddhist Eco-Philosophy has a highly regarded reputation for establishing some of the best environmental practices. Buddhism implements a non-violence methodology and respecting the all-encompassing environment. Every being throughout the cosmos should be treated with dignity. (Watling, 2009) This is primarily due to the foundational belief that one individual is tied every aspect of the world at some point in existence. “Each individual is at once the cause for the whole and is caused by the whole, and what is called existence is a vast body made up of an infinity of individuals all sustaining each other and defining each other.” (Swearer, 2006) Buddhist are strong believers in karma. Buddhist believe all life is intertwined and the actions that take place during a
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