Moral ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril

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♭2010.
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'Moral Ground' brings together the testimony of over eighty visionaries--theologians and religious leaders, scientists, elected officials, business leaders, naturalists, activists, and writers--to present a diverse and compelling call to honor our individual and collective moral responsibility to our planet. In the face of environmental degradation and global climate change, scientific knowledge alone does not tell us what we ought to do. The missing premise of the argument and much-needed centerpiece in the debate to date has been the need for ethical values, moral guidance, and principled reasons for doing the right thing for our planet, its animals, its plants, and its people.Contributors from throughout the world (including North America, Africa, Australia, Asia, and Europe) bring forth a rich variety of heritages and perspectives. Their contributions take many forms, illustrating the rich variety of ways we express our moral beliefs in letters, poems, economic analyses, proclamations, essays, and stories. In the end, their voices affirm why we must move beyond a scientific study and response to embrace an ongoing model of repair and sustainability. These writings demonstrate that scientific analysis and moral conviction can work successfully side-by-side.This is a book that can speak to anyone, regardless of his or her worldview, and that also includes a section devoted to "what next" thinking that helps the reader put the words and ideas into action in their personal lives. Thanks to generous support from numerous landmark organizations, such as the Kendeda Fund and Germeshausen Foundation, the book is just the starting point for a national, and international, discussion that will be carried out in a variety of ways, from onlinedebate to "town hall" meetings, from essay competitions for youth to sermons from pulpits in all denominations. The "Moral Ground movement" will result in a newly discovered, or rediscovered, commitment on a personal and community level to consensus about our ethical obligation to the future.
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subject_facet Conduct of life, Conduct of life -- Environmental aspects, Electronic books, Environmental ethics, Environmental responsibility, Human beings -- Effect of environment on, Human ecology, Human ecology -- Religious aspects, Humanekologi -- etik och moral, Miljo?fra?gor -- etik och moral, NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection / General, Nature -- Effect of human beings on, PHILOSOPHY -- Ethics & Moral Philosophy
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title_full Moral Ground : Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril / edited by Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson ; foreword by Desmond Tutu, Moral ground : ethical action for a planet in peril / edited by Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson ; foreword by Desmond Tutu
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title_sub Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril
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