ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY
Human beings‘ relationship with the rest of the universe has often been ambiguous and uneasy. From fear, awe and adoration to nature and natural forces we have reached an era in which human beings have managed to be in control of the natural forces to a great extent. However, attempts to control and ‘dominate‘ nature and to exploit natural resources for human welfare alone have had negative consequences as well. It is often felt that world religions have in the past neglected the environmental concerns, blinded by the industrial and technical progress of the 19th and 20th centuries.
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