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Canadian Forum on Religion and Ecology

The Canadian Forum on Religion and Ecology is engaged in exploring religious worldviews, texts, and ethics in order to broaden understanding of the complex nature of current environmental concerns within the Canadian context. It is supported by the Harvard Forum on Religion and Ecology, the largest international multireligious project of its kind. The sciences of ecology and evolutionary biology have demonstrated that human life is rooted in and sustained by the natural world, but our present way of life is shaped by religious, cultural and economic values that do not take this ecological reality into account. The true costs of the way we live are thus hidden from us and will become clear only to future generations in whose ecological debt we currently live. The human species is a uniquely symbolic species: our languages, cultures and rituals form the values that shape human behaviour toward others and toward nature. These symbolic systems are passed on from generation to generation in our diverse religious and cultural traditions. Religious traditions can play an important part in shaping the way people engage with the natural world, and are important partners in fostering ecological sustainability. CFORE is a forum that engages Canada's multi-religious and multi-cultural context, to promote ecologically sustainable living.

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Canadian Forum on Religion and Ecology (CFORE)
Canadian Forum on Religion and Ecology
Department of Religious Studies
Queen's University
Kingston (ON)
K7L 3N6
Fax : (613) 533 6879
Email : CFORE@CFORE.ca
Web : www.CFORE.ca


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Last Update : 2006-08-20