About the book
Nowadays the biosphere of our planet and humanity experience a growing global ecological crisis. To overcome this a sustainable society should be established. The global public will, involving international cooperation, and also sustainable lifestyle and new operation of companies, institutions, families, and individuals, is essential for this process. Currently, less than 14% of humans consider themselves particularly atheist or agnostic, thus, the majority has a certain degree of religious affiliation. Guidance of religious leaders, and views in a religious community have a key role in the establishment of the global public will and in strengthening appropriate motivations and attitudes. Ecotheology as a theoretical background and creation protection (environmental stewardship, care for creation) as a practical activity have considerable social significance and international relevance.
This planned book project unites researchers of various fields (not just theology and ecology, religion or environmental science) to reveal the reasons and roots of the current global ecological crises (e.g.: climate change, the biodiversity crisis, environmental pollution, social crisis, information explosion, overpopulation, epidemics) involving also spiritual, motivational, attitudinal, cultural causes besides natural and economic-political causes. Ecotheology examines historical, social, and cultural relations of religious systems, worldviews, and religious practice (or their lack), and global crisis phenomena. This is the theoretical field. However, there is an applied research field, which is in a wider sense creation protection that we interpret as the preservation of the values of the created world by seeking a practical way leading out of the crisis and developing the basic principles of operation of a global sustainable society (such as its educational, social, societal, administrative, and technological solutions and coordination system).
The aim of this book project is to initiate the recovery of humanity from the current global ecological crisis and establish a sustainable society through scientific research.