Vol. 2 No. 1 (2020): Religion and Climate Change
The first issue of volume two of The Journal of the Council for Research on Religion (JCREOR) goes back to a colloquium hosted at the McGill School of Religious Studies in 2019 that focused on Religion and Climate Change. Special attention was given to both modern and ancient responses to climate change and how present-day climate change effects and/or influences political and economic action as well as religious interpretations.
The colloquium took place while a crowd of 500,000 people marched in Montreal, inspired by the Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg, to protest against inadequate action on climate change. The current pandemic has demonstrated how intricately connected global societies are to one another and that if we all take conscious steps towards addressing climate issues, we can make a difference.
A special thanks goes to the participants of the colloquium, contributing authors and all those involved in the publication of this issue.