Green revelations in a country of drought, flood and fire : a case study of Abrahamic faith communities and sustainability

Lawson, J. T. and Miller, K. K. 2011, Green revelations in a country of drought, flood and fire : a case study of Abrahamic faith communities and sustainability, International journal of environmental studies, pp. 1-15.

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Title Green revelations in a country of drought, flood and fire : a case study of Abrahamic faith communities and sustainability
Author(s) Lawson, J. T.
Miller, K. K.
Journal name International journal of environmental studies
Start page 1
End page 15
Total pages 15
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, U. K.
Publication date 2011-11-14
ISSN 0020-7233
Keyword(s) Abrahamic faith groups
environmental problems
community
Summary This paper reports research into the levels of awareness and engagement of Abrahamic communities regarding environmental sustainability in the State of Victoria, Australia. Seventeen faith groups were targeted for study at 22 locations throughout Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne; with 15 in-depth interviews completed. The study suggests that personal awareness does not always translate well into group action, resulting in conflicting positions within denominations on how to respond to environmental issues. Some denominations have funding and human resources to support environmental programs. Smaller groups struggle to maintain numbers, are trying to expand, or do not participate because of fundamentally different worldviews.
Notes Published online 14th November 2011 as an iFirst article
Language eng
Field of Research 059999 Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 969999 Environment not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2011, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30040560

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