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Religions of the World and Ecology: Archive Of Conference Materials


The Religions of the World and Ecology conference series, hosted by the Center for the Study of World Religions (CSWR) at Harvard Divinity School, was the result of research conducted at the Center over a three-year period (1996-1998). Conferences involved the direct participation and collaboration of some eight hundred scholars, religious leaders and environmental specialists from around the world.

These conferences were organized by the Center for the Study of World Religions and cosponsored by Bucknell University and the Center for Respect of Life and Environment of the Humane Society of the United States.

The conference organizers express their appreciation for the generous support of the following institutions and individuals: V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Association of Shinto Shrines, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Dharam Hinduja Indic Research Center at Columbia University, Germeshausen Foundation, Harvard Buddhist Studies Forum, Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard Divinity School Center for the Study of Values in Public Life, Jain Academic Foundation of North America, Albert and Vera List Endowment, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Laurance Rockefeller, Sacharuna Foundation, Surdna Foundation, Theological Education to Meet the Environmental Challenge, Winslow Foundation.

Other general resources in this archive include:

The Earth Charter benchmark draft

"The Nature of the Environmental Crisis," an essay by the conference organizers Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim

Press articles