The Environment

The Environment

Author: Carissa Wyant

This lesson will discuss how various traditions view the environment.

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Terms to Know
Creation Story

Narratives taken to be true by a particular culture which explain various ideas on how the world came into being.

Dharmic Ethics

A set of ethical/moral teachings based upon cause and effect found in Hindu and Buddhist teachings.


A twentieth century Hindu political and religious leader who pioneered the ideas of satyagraha, or "soul force," and ahimsa, or "total nonviolence," in his struggle to liberate people in India from British colonial rule.


The sacred or holy text for Muslims.

Middle Way

The path recommended by Buddha to achieve peace and liberation, or Nirvana.