18 Jan 2021  • 

Perceptions of Soil in the Catholic Ethic


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In times of climate change, population growth, and international land speculation, soil conservation has a special importance for sustainable .. Read more development not only in Germany but all over the world. Against this background, the presentation postulates a paradigm shift towards nature-compatible agriculture and area planning, a shift that touches upon some aspects of agricultural policy, development cooperation, and consumption habits. It is based on this narrative and anthropological integration that constitutes the surplus value of Christian theology of creation compared with the secular ethics of nature. The presentation sketches “ten commandments” of Christian environmental ethics for soil protection. From 1998 to 2007, he was head of the institute for church and environment and coordinated the working group for environmental issues of the European Council of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference (CCEE). Since 2007, he is the Chair for Christian Social Ethics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Taking place once a month, each seminar is open to the public and under the current circumstances will be delivered via a virtual Zoom videoconference.

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