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CLIP 3160

A short history of the environment

A short history of the environment
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Key Info
  • A short history of the environment
  • Duration: 03:13
  • This fast-paced mini-documentary is one of four 'short histories'. In each, some big questions - illustrated by perspectives and snippets from the history of religion - are posed. Could Christians and Hindus make a contribution to the worldwide debate on the environment? Are humans in charge of the world or just God's servants looking after it? Would Hindu belief in the sacredness of all life help the human race as a whole?
  • Subject:

    Religious Education

       Topic:

    Beliefs in Action in the World

  • Keywords: Krishna, Gandhi, Vishnu, Hindu, cow, sacred, sacred cow, universe, Genesis, stewardship, Calvin, pollution, resources, aid, creation, responsibility
Ideas for use in class
  • Ask students to prepare a speech to deliver at a World Summit meeting on the environment, entitled 'Users, Abusers or Caretakers?'. Students should set their views in the context of the Hindu belief in the sanctity of all living things, and the Christian belief in stewardship. The speech could be presented to the class or recorded as a sound file/podcast. See other short histories are on: Evil - Clip 03157, the Afterlife - Clip 03158, Money – Clip 03161
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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