ESC12 Environmental Justice

ESC12 Environmental Justice

ESC12 Environmental Justice

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This course is an introduction to Environmental Justice through the faith lens. We will explore God’s design for humanity and the great need to reshape the narrative that exists today.

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Course Description

This course is an introduction to Environmental Justice through the faith lens. We will explore God’s design for humanity and the great need to reshape the narrative that exists today. Through today’s challenges, the course will  explore the harmful effects of pollution from a macro and a micro level. And more closely, our eyes are opened to the extreme effects of pollution on people in vulnerable communities. And finally, what steps can we take to advocate for the health and well-being of our brothers and sisters in places where corporate greed has too often overwhelmed and suppressed human need?

Learning Objectives

  • To illustrate that all of creation is sacred both the land and all the people and all the flora and fauna.
  • To demonstrate the Holy Scripture’s call to justice for all people.
  • To distinguish between:
    • the old paradigm of the biblical narrative that permitted creation to be viewed as a resource and not a sacred body
    • to re-introduce a different paradigm where humans and creation are seen as two of the many parts of God’s whole creation.
  • To explain the ways in which our planet continues to be harmed by pollutants.
  • To evaluate and relate the extent of pollution in communities on the margins.
  • To illustrate the harmful effects of pollution on people in general and specifically in vulnerable communities.
  • To name, describe and assess the various methods of advocacy presently available for vulnerable communities.

Required Resources

  • The Bible
  • The Quest For Environmental Justice by Dr Robert Bullard and Maxine Waters