Cristin-resultat-ID: 1866483
Sist endret: 1. september 2021, 17:07
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2021
Resultat
Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel
2021

A central African Church goes Green A case study of environmental work in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cameroon (ELCC) and on the potential of ELCC as a learning arena for western sustainability education

Bidragsytere:
  • Tom Sverre Tomren

Bok

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel
Publiseringsår: 2021
Sider: 275 - 299
ISBN:
  • 9788293689119

Klassifisering

Emneord

Misjon • Klimaendringerutdanning • Miljølære • Økoteologi • Afrikanske kirker

Fagfelt (NPI)

Fagfelt: Teologi og religionsvitenskap
- Fagområde: Humaniora

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Tittel

A central African Church goes Green A case study of environmental work in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cameroon (ELCC) and on the potential of ELCC as a learning arena for western sustainability education

Sammendrag

In this article Tomren offers an outline of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cameroon’s (ELCC) work on environment and climate issues from the 1990s until 2020. Tomren shows how this traditional mission church has, during this time, implemented pro‑ grams of ecotheology and started environmental projects. To date, the church mainly focuses on tree planting and delivering training courses on how to build efficient stoves, and on the environment and climate, as well as introducing liturgical resources related to the Day of Creation. The author documents how the church’s commitment to the environment is characterised by the interaction of missionaries, international church exchanges, aid organisations and local Christian members of the ELCC. He also shows that the church’s environmental project faces challenges as a result of migration and a struggle for resources. The ELCC’s environmental work documents how climate change is affecting sub‑Saharan Africa and what concrete actions are being taken for adaptation and mitigation. The author suggests this as an exemple for education aimed at childre

Bidragsytere

Tom Sverre Tomren

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for pedagogikk, religion og samfunnsfag ved Høgskulen på Vestlandet
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Religion, Sustainability and Education pedagogy, perspectives, and praxis towards ecological sustainability.

Philip, Mary; Rimmer, Chad; Tomren, Tom Sverre. 2021, Embla Akademisk. WLU, LWF, HVLVitenskapelig antologi/Konferanseserie
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