Environmental Stewardship – A Religious Issue?
Changing Public Policy Through Spiritual Perception
The land is endowed with many spirits. It is sacred. Paganism and Earth based Spirituality is keenly aware of this fact.
Unfortunately, not all religions are.
The data shows that religious ideals can effect public policy and even how people vote.
(Data From Enviroknow)
Popular political issues in terms of religion are reducing poverty and preventing abortion.
Yet the desire to reduce pollution and climate change are at the bottom of the list.
Imagine how society would change, if more people connected with the Earth at a spiritual level, rather than just looking at it as a data point or as a resource for consumption.
And for the Judeo Christians out there, even the bible states that lessons can be learned from the Earth.
Job 12:7-10. But ask the animals, and they will teach you; or birds of the air
and they will tell you; or speak to the earth and it will teach you; or let the fish
of the sea inform you.
And that we are responsible for the land’s care:
Lev. 25:23-24. The land is mine and you are but aliens and my tenants.
Throughout the country that you hold as a possession, you must provide for the
redemption of the land.