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Religion and Environment


Religion and Environment

Communities of Faith have become leading partners in addressing environmental and economic issues while working to build sustainable cultures. Together with civic leaders, scientists, legislators, business leaders and many other organizations, faith communities are working to transform the sources of environmental and social degradation that threaten the ability of present and future generations to flourish.

Here at The Ohio State University, the School of Environment and Natural Resources and our collaborators are working to understand how faith communities can work together with their partners to best meet the sustainability challenges of the 21st century. We are learning that faith communities and their wisdom traditions have much to offer, and we are working to make the latest, reliable scientific information and resources available to faith communities for their work.

To learn more and access resources, visit our website:, or learn more by reading a recent summary of the potential of religion for Earth Stewardship published in the Ecological Society of America's Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.


Gregory E. Hitzhusen
Assistant Professor of Professional Practice

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