SUSTAINING CREATION: EXPLORING THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
The participants’ religious convictions, their readings of holy scriptures, and their perceptions of humanity’s duty to the natural world are all covered in the interviews. The surveys gather information on environmental attitudes, behaviours, and how religious beliefs affect environmental awareness. Understanding the impact of religious beliefs in forming attitudes and behaviours towards the environment is essential given the increasing concern about environmental deterioration and the pressing need for sustainable practises. By evaluating the beliefs, values, and practises of diverse religious groups, this research seeks to uncover the connection between religious worldviews and environmental preservation.
This study attempts to provide a thorough understanding of the relationship between religion and environmental preservation by looking at a variety of religious traditions, including but not limited to Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and indigenous spiritualities. It tries to find similarities and differences between religious groups’ views on sustainability and the environment.
Policymakers, religious leaders, and environmental organisations may benefit from the research’s findings when deciding how to include religious groups in environmental conservation activities. It is anticipated that the results of this research will further knowledge of the ways in which religious convictions might encourage environmental stewardship. It will clarify how religious teachings may be used to encourage eco-friendly behaviours, environmental protection efforts, and conservation efforts. It attempts to foster meaningful communication and cooperation between religious groups and environmental activists by bridging the gap between environmentalism and religion.