Volume : 2, Issue : 7, JUL 2016

THE ROLE OF THE CHURCH (RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS) IN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Amon Gangmei

Abstract

This study seeks to raise a Christian (Church or other religious institutions) voice in support of determined action to tackle environmental problems through the Environmental education processes within the Institution of Christian Church, and aims towards the complete moulding and making of man to 'ECO-MAN'. God loves the world and Christians are called to replicate God's love in our love for God, and our love for all that God has created. Although Church is major social actors and institutions with extensive accomplishments, but relatively no research has focused specifically on the interaction of environmental education through religious bodies. Thus, this study survey whether there is a link between faith and environmental values and understanding in Churches in Barak Valley, Assam. Using a descriptive questionnaire survey data was collected from the Church Leaders.It was suggested that the situation of environmental theological education is poor within the Churches surveyed, and that this circumstances needs to be changed if the Church is to have a leadership role in reversing the human-induced basis of the environmental crisis.

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Eco-man, Environmental Problems, Church, Environmental Education, Church Leaders.

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