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Title:A religious challenge to the environmental degradation in the Niger Delta of Nigeria
Author:Jerome, Ejim
Year:2007
Periodical:Orita: Ibadan Journal of Religious Studies
Volume:39
Issue:2
Pages:22-30
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:ethics
cosmology
environmental degradation
petroleum extraction
Abstract:The cosmos is presented by all religions as a divine act and as sustained by the actions of God. All religions discussed in this paper show that, although the universe is there for the benefit of humans, it does not ultimately belong to mankind. Thus, the universe should be treated respectfully by man, implying that the environment should not be degraded. The paper argues that the environmental degradation that is taking place in certain areas of Nigeria's Niger Delta for the sake of oil exploitation is unethical. Ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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