Believing in sustainability. Religions facing the environmental challenge

Publication date: 
October 2019

In this essay the author proposes ten reasons for involving the world’s religions in the environmental debate. The ten reasons offer important keys for understanding the religious declarations of recent years as valid strategies for personal, institutional, and social transformation. The author seeks to open up the prophetic, ascetical, penitential, apocalyptic, sacramental, soteriological, mystical, wisdom, communitarian, and eschatological dimensions that pervade the spiritual experience of humankind. The articulation of these ten elements allows us to elaborate an environmental proposal of an interreligious nature.


Jaime Tatay, a Jesuit, has a forestry engineering degree from ETSIM-Universitat de Lleida. He holds a licentiate in theology from Boston College and a doctorate in theology from Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, where he is currently a professor. He is also director of the journal Razón y Fe.

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