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ERIC Number: EJ1065492
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
Hope for Environmental Action
Fleischer, Barbara J.; DeMoor, Emily
Religious Education, v110 n3 p274-288 2015
Environmental consciousness-raising programs tend to emphasize the magnitude of imminent ecological disasters, if humans continue on their current trajectory. While these environmental literacy programs also call for action to avoid cataclysmic ecological changes, psychological research on "learned helplessness" suggests that information on the magnitude of ecological problems may actually present barriers to action, unless it is coupled with hope. We focus here primarily on Christian literature that finds hope for environmental action in the rhythms and beauty of Creation, in the biblical narratives of a people of hope, and in a faith community that worships and acts on behalf of the "shalom" of God on earth.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky
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