Ecology and Animal Rights
Dr Andrew Davies. BD MA PhD
Green issues are no longer exclusively the concern of
conservationists and hippies which they once were. The way we should care for
the planet has become a mainstream political concern of immense national and
international significance, and cases of pollution and enviromental damage
still raise strong feelings at local level.
Although the 'spiritual' justification offered by many
environmental protestors often has strong roots in 'new age' or pagan
philosophies, there are strong theological reasons for arguing that Christians
should be equally passionate in their care for our God-given resources -
although the Bible also offers an equally important counterbalance.