Ethics and Ecology: A Primary Challenge of the Dialogue of Civilizations

Mary Evelyn Tucker

in Ecospirit

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print June 2007 | ISBN: 9780823227457
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823236626 | DOI:

Series: Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquia

Ethics and Ecology: A Primary Challenge of the Dialogue of               Civilizations

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This chapter discusses the need to build a multiform planetary civilization inclusive of both cultural and biological diversity. The call for a dialogue of civilizations is of singular importance in this regard. Without such a dialogue, not only are humans put at risk, but entire ecosystems and life-forms are being compromised. The Earth Charter delineates a simple but viable blueprint for a sustainable future. The Earth Charter arose within the urgent, and sometimes conflicting, agendas of the United Nations with regard to protecting the environment and assisting sustainable development. It resulted in both a document and a movement that can be seen as a vital contribution to the international dialogue of civilizations.

Keywords: environmental ethics; ecological theology; Earth Charter

Chapter.  3407 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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