«Ecological responsibility, nature-friendly behaviour and respect for the sanctity and beauty of Creation are the modern unconditional imperatives for the whole of humankind. It does not suffice merely to express our worries about the threat to nature; we must also actively fight for its protection...This is the spirit in which we have set this International Conference of the Orthodox Academy of Crete». His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (The «Green» Patriarch) The 6th International Conference on Ecotheology and Environmental Ethics – Ecothee-19 – took place on in September 2019. The conference brought together 40 academics, church leaders and activists from different parts of the world. This book consists of articles developed in the aftermath of the conference. The original plan was for the lectures to be published as a book in 2020, but due in part to the pandemic, its publication was postponed until 2021. This book is intended as a scientific anthology showing the diversity of ecotheology found in various religious traditions. It is divided into three main sections: Theological and philosophical reflection, Ethics and best practices and global contributions. We are convinced that the book and its contributions will help to provide a deeper insight into the diversity that exists within global ecotheology.
The book contains 22 articles from the following academics and professionals: Louk Andrianos (Greece/Madagascar), Evelyn A. Armstrong (Canada), José Cardoso Duarte, (Portugal), Edward Dommen (Switzerland), Anastasia Fedoseeva (Russia), Abate Gobena (Ethiopia/UK),Hans Morten Haugen (Norway), Harold D. Hunter (USA), Antonios Kalogerakis (Greece), Kamal Kadar (Lebanon), Guillermo Kerber (Switzerland), David A. Larrabee ( USA), Liz Marsh (UK), Seyed Masoud Noori (USA/Iran), Peter Pavlovic (Belgium), Lesya M. Sabada (Canada), Nadja Furlan Štante (Slovenia), Tom S. Tomren (Norway), Maryamossadat Torabi (Iran), Linda Vogt Turner (Canada), Marijke Van Duin (Netherlands), Alan S. Weber (Qatar), and Erden Miray Yazgan Yalkın (Turkey),