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Religion and Spirituality

Between 2007 and 2008 ECI implemented a project on Religion and Sustainability that focused on outreach to religious groups and leaders to seek their institutions' engagement in using the Earth Charter. This project also involved research and the development of education materials designed specifically for religious audiences.

In early 2009, as part of the ECI decentralization strategy, a Task Force on Religion, Spirituality and Ethics was formed. This Task Force aims to engage a broad range of individuals, institutions, and organizations concerned with religion, spirituality, ethics, to use the Earth Charter in their efforts toward creating a just, peaceful, and sustainable future for the Earth Community.

In particular, the Task Force is reaching out to:

1) Leaders of religious institutions and communities

2) Scholars and theologians of the world’s religions as well as ethicists

3) Individuals and organizations interested in linking religion, spirituality, 
and ethics to issues of sustainability

This Task Force is led and supported by the following individual and their respective organization:

Mary Evelyn Tucker

Forum on Religion and Ecology

Yale University, New Haven, Ct., USA, http://fore.research.yale.edu/religion/

Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp,

Jacob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values

The Hague, The Netherlands, www.soetendorpinstitute.org


Please see resources available in our Virtual Library.
Click here.

For more information, click here to see this Task Force Plan of Action.
or contact:

Rick Clugton, PhD

Earth Charter coordinator

Forum on Religion and Ecology

Email: rmclugston@aol.com

Michael C. Slaby, M.A.

Earth Charter Program Coordinator

Jacob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values

Email: mslaby@soetendorp.org


NEW!

Spiritual Dimensions of Sustainable Development Project

This project was launched in 2012 by the EC Religion and Spirituality Task Force. The purpose is to bring together a global alliance of religious, spiritual and ethical organizations to deepen the understanding, public awareness and practical application of the ethical and spiritual foundations of sustainable development.  More information here.
The Soetendorp Institute of Human Values is supporting this project, find in this link more information.
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    Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim present their film and lead discussions at the EC Center for Education for Sustainable Development and other Universities.
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