Environmental Crisis, Religious Education, and the Local Faith Community
Date(s) - 01/15/2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
This session will be based on a paper that Rev. Dan Harper presented at the “Sacred Texts, Human Contexts” conference in May 2016, an interfaith conference organized by progressive Muslim, Christian, and Jewish scholars to explore ways to improve interfaith understanding and cooperation. The 2016 conference focused on interfaith responses to the current environmental crisis.
When we look at organized religion’s response to the contemporary environmental crisis, to what extent should we focus on sacred texts? The answer will depend on the specific situation of a local faith community, worldwide changes in organized religion, and other influences. Dan suggests that sacred texts have only a small role in our local faith community.
Facilitator: Dan Harper