Hindu Worldviews and the Religious-Environmental Movement, By Gopal Patel and Mat McDermott

Hindus working on multi-faith environmental initiatives in the West face challenges of messaging, resulting from the often unacknowledged dominance of Abrahamic faiths’ conception of the relationship of humans to the rest of existence and polarities in belief in the public phrasing of and definition of our current ecological problems and solutions. Hindus need to be better at articulating their beliefs for non-Hindus, while at the same time non-Hindus need to recognize that some of the messaging and priorities in the environmental activism community are at odds with, or at least not fully aligned with, Hindu spiritual beliefs.

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