Faith in Conservation: New Approaches to Religions and the Environment

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Contents
Forewordxi
Prefacexiii
Acknowledgmentsxvii
Part 1 Worlds of Difference
1.Changing Worlds3
 Whose world?5
 Two versions of a forest6
 Seeing many truths9
 Constructing a future11
 The World Bank and other faiths12
2.How Did We Get Here?15
 One world, many worlds17
 Looking anew at old beliefs20
3.Changing Minds23
 Saving tigers with philosophy25
 Telling wonder-ful stories27
 Long-distance thinking29
 Work with what you have; perhaps it is enough31
 Finding allies32
 Protect the earth—and ourselves33
4.Investing in the Future37
 Discovering spiritual currency39
 International interfaith investment41
 Saving the vultures43
 The lost sutras of Mongolia44
 The pagodas of Cambodia46
 The biodiversity of beliefs47

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Acknowledgments xvii
  • Part 1 - Worlds of Difference 1
  • 1 - Changing Worlds 3
  • 2 - How Did We Get Here? 15
  • 3 - Changing Minds 23
  • 4 - Investing in the Future 37
  • 5 - Celebrating the Environment 49
  • Part 2 - The Faith Statements on Ecology 65
  • 6 - Introduction 67
  • 7 - Baha'i Faith 71
  • 8 - Buddhism 77
  • 9 - Christianity 83
  • 10 - Daoism 87
  • 11 - Hinduism 91
  • 12 - Islam 97
  • 13 - Jainism 107
  • 14 - Judaism 111
  • 15 - Shintoism 127
  • 16 - Sikhism 131
  • 17 - Zoroastrianism 145
  • Glossary 149
  • Selected Bibliography 153
  • About the Authors 157
  • Index 159
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