Misali And Thailand: A Comparative Analysis

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While religions have the power to motivate people, many religious leaders have failed to present environmental change as an issue that must be addressed by their communities. As Islamic and Buddhist leaders have proven in Misali and Thailand, it is possible to change harmful environmental practices by implementing religious practices with scientific policies. It’s important to consider religious traditions when forming environmental policies because “religions have the capacity to provide new understandings, meaning systems, worldviews, and ethos to create communities across ethnic, political, social, and economic boundaries, as well as the power to inspire and bring moral authority to issues of great significance” (172) such as climate change
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