Interfaith Perspectives on Ecology

Abrahamic House held a virtual gathering to explore what various faith traditions teach about humanity’s responsibility to care for creation. Inspired by Scriptural Reasoning, a method of comparing texts on a common theme found within different Holy Books, we compared texts and modern day statements about humanity’s relationship with the environment from within Abrahamic and non-Abrahamic religious traditions. This was a chance to learn and reflect upon what different traditions have to say about ecology and care for our common home, Earth.

This event catered to 26 guests, including Sahar Alsahlani, Mat McDermott, and Irene Woodard of GreenFaith network; Br. Cristofer Fernández of OFM Conventual; and Rabbi Devorah Diana Lynn of Jewish Earth Alliance. Some participants were Kelly’s personal contacts from the Secular Franciscan Order, Faith + Food Coalition, Catholic Worker, and Georgetown University Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs.

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