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Religions and Ecology: Restoring the Earth Community

Enroll in these free courses from Yale University and Coursera to understand the ecological teachings and practices of religious traditions across the planet.

Designed for a general audience, these six (6) courses orient learners to the relevance of religious traditions in response to contemporary ecological and climate challenges.

  1. Introduction to Religions and Ecology*
  2. Indigenous Traditions and Ecology*
  3. South Asian Religions and Ecology*
  4. East Asian Religions and Ecology*
  5. Western Religions and Ecology*
  6. Christianity and Ecology

*Completion of these five courses leads to a Coursera Specialization certificate. 

These courses were created by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim and draw on interviews and writings of many other historians of religions, theologians, religious leaders, and environmentalists.

Coursera courses are flexible for your schedule and lifestyle. You can:

  • Start anytime and work at your own pace
  • Audit any course for free
  • Take courses independently or together as a specialization
  • Engage with an online community to support and deepen your learning

Religion and Ecology: Restoring the Earth Community
Yale/Coursera Specialization


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