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Title African perspectives on religion and climate change / edited by Ezra Chitando, Ernst Conradie and Susan M. Kilonzo.

Publication Info. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2022.


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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Ezra Chitando -- African traditional religion and climate change : perspectives from Zimbabwe / Tabona Shoko -- The climate crisis : mitigation and control through Emaswati indigenous knowledge / Sonene Nyawo -- The nexus between indigenous beliefs on environment and climate change adaptation amongst the Sengwer in Embobut Forest, Kenya / Loreen Maseno & King'asia Mamati -- An African ecofeminist appraisal of the value of indigenous knowledge systems in responding to environmental degradation and climate change / Lilian C. Siwila -- Women, indigenous knowledge systems and climate change in Kenya / Susan Mbula Kilonzo -- Putting words into action : the role of the church in addressing climate change in Ghana / Beatrice Okyere-Manu and Stephen Nkansah Morgan -- The mainline churches and climate change in Uganda / David Andrew Omona -- An overview of the response of Catholics in Africa to the Laudato Si's call for creation care / George C. Nche -- Youth and climate change in the United Church of Zambia / Damon Mkandawire -- Hinduism and climate change in Africa / Elizabeth Pulane Motswapong -- Risk reduction interventions, building resilience and adaptation to climate change in northeastern Kenya : a review of the response by the Islamic Relief Worldwide / Hassan Juma Ndzovu -- The religio-spiritual and sacred dimensions of climate-induced conflicts : a research agenda / Joram Tarusarira and Damaris S. Parsitau -- African religious leaders and climate change financing / Veronica Nonhlanhla Gundu-Jakarasi -- Climate change as a multi-layered crisis for humanity / Ernst M. Conradie.
Summary "This book interrogates the contributions that religious traditions have made to climate change discussions within Africa, whether positive or negative. Drawing on a range of African contexts and religious traditions, the book provides concrete suggestions on how individuals and communities of faith must act in order to address the challenge of climate change. Despite the fact that Africa has contributed relatively little to historic carbon emissions, the continent will be affected disproportionally by the increasing impact of anthropogenic climate change. Contributors to this book provide a range of rich case studies to investigate how religious traditions such as Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and indigenous faiths influence the worldviews and actions of their adherents, and how the moral authority and leadership provided by religion can be used to respond to and adapt to the challenges posed by climate change. Topics covered include risk reduction and resilience, youth movements, indigenous knowledge systems, environmental degradation, and climate change financing. This book will be of interested to scholars in diverse fields, including religious studies, sociology, political science, climate change and environmental humanities"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Climatic changes -- Religious aspects.
Climatic changes -- Social aspects -- Africa.
Climate change mitigation -- Africa.
Ethnoscience -- Africa.
Africa -- Religion.
Africa -- Religious life and customs.
Africa -- Environmental conditions.
Climate change mitigation. (OCoLC)fst01749583
Climatic changes -- Religious aspects. (OCoLC)fst02022964
Climatic changes -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00864268
Ecology. (OCoLC)fst00901476
Ethnoscience. (OCoLC)fst00916208
Religion. (OCoLC)fst01093763
Africa. (OCoLC)fst01239509
Added Author Chitando, Ezra, editor.
Conradie, E. M., editor.
Kilonzo, Susan, editor.
Other Form: Print version: African perspectives on religion and climate change Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2022 9780367616076 (DLC) 2021057216
ISBN 9781003147909 (ebook)
9780367616076 (hardback)
9780367707712 (paperback)
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