ECOLOGICAL ACTIVISM AND AN INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE OF LIFE – A CASE STUDY OF THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN FAITH COMMUNITIES ENVIRONMENTAL INSTITUTE
AbstractAn important theological dimension which unfolds from the Christian Faith and the Earth project is that of interreligious dialogue in relation to the ecology and the ecological crisis. A global responsibility for the earth community – and a global ethics of – care for humanity and the earth may indeed form the basis – or the common ground – for interreligious dialogue. In this article, I use an ‘encounterology’ approach to investigate the dialogue of life, religious experience, theology, and action, that takes place in the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI). I conclude that the establishment of SAFCEI and its work creates space and impetus for interreligious earth dialogue as prophetic witness in Southern Africa.
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