Do you love our planet? Do you enjoy learning about other cultures? Ever wondered how different beliefs translate to environmental action?
Join us as we explore 8 different religions and their relationships with nature! Each week, we will focus on a different faith (Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shinto, Daoism, Sikhism, Judaism) as we explore their nature-related beliefs and practices. Some of what we will look at will include specific environmentalist believers, conservation organizations, and ecological excerpts from sacred texts.
Come learn how religion motivates environmentalism from a secular, cultural, interfaith perspective, as you grow as a global citizen and problem solver!
Note to students:
Note to parents:
- The structure of this course follows this plan: concept introduction, discussion of varying religious environmental practices, and research.
- If you have questions about whether this course is right for your child, please contact the instructor, Avalon Jade Theisen.
- Homework completion is expected. Expect 1 to 2 hours of homework per week, including notetaking and researching religious nature-related practices of your student’s choosing.