"Religious Biodiversity and Our Common Home"

Marovich, Beatrice | from Multimedia Library Collection:

Marovich, Beatrice. “Religious Biodiversity and Our Common Home.” Environmental Humanities 8, no. 2 (2016): 285-90. doi:10.1215/22011919-3664405.

He [Pope Francis] recognizes, like Gebara, that the destruction of culture is also a form of environmental degradation. Along with the threat to nature, Francis notes, “there is also an historic, artistic and cultural patrimony which is likewise under threat. This patrimony is part of the shared identity of each place and a foundation on which to build a city.” His sense of ecological ethics, then, involved not just a concern for biodiversity outside human cultural environments but also “protecting the cultural treasures of humanity in the broadest sense.” (Text from author)

© Beatrice Marovich 2016. Environmental Humanities is available online only and is published under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0).

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