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Religion and ecology in the context of globalization

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This chapter describes the range of organizational efforts in two case studies. It explores the intertwining of religion and environmentalism in efforts related to global climate change and to the Fair Trade movement, each demonstrating how that intersection touches on multiple aspects of globalization, both furthering it and acting to counter some of the dynamics of the realms of globalization. The two case studies illustrate the oscillating strands within religious environmentalism as both a carrier of globalization, and an ardent critic of economic globalization. Many understandings of globalization term these movements anti-globalization because of that critique. The chapter shows how this is not the case; rather, religious environmentalism demonstrates a complex case study of what Roland Robertson terms globalization. In earlier work, the author identified three emerging ‘ideal types’, or ethics, that captured the spectrum of Christian environmentalism in the U.S. Christian stewardship, eco-justice and creation spirituality.

Keywords: Christian stewardship; economic globalization; Fair Trade movement; religious environmentalism; Roland Robertson; spirituality



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