Ecotheology: environmental ethical view in water spring protection

Maksum, Ali, Sopyan, Abdul Rachman, Indiyanto, Agus and Wahyuni, Esa Nur (2023) Ecotheology: environmental ethical view in water spring protection. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, 23. pp. 23-33. ISSN 1611-8014

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Ecotheology involves the fundamental awareness of local communities and their social solidarity to protect the sustainability of nature. Therefore, it is critical to address problems in nature caused by increasing tourism industry development. This article discusses social move- ments sparked by religious and critical awareness of the development issue in conservation zones. We conducted a qualitative participatory interview with 9 key actors in Batu, Indonesia, using an ecotheological approach. Group discussions were held with the participants during demonstra- tions, festivals, and cultural rituals. This research found that individuals who rely for their daily needs only on water springs have significant connections to ecological and spiritual values, and they resist with their cultural capital when the government’s actions threaten the sustainability of the springs. Environmental ethics as a theological belief has shaped the community’s traditions and cultural traits. Thus, the current study serves as the basis for policymakers in planning devel- opment, prioritizing a cultural approach, and considering the possibility of environmental degra- dation.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: social movement; ecological ethics; social resistance; developmentalism
Subjects: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and management > 050209 Natural Resource Management
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1606 Political Science > 160605 Environmental Politics
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160802 Environmental Sociology
Divisions: Graduate Schools > Magister Programme > Graduate School of Islamic Education
Depositing User: DR ESA NUR WAHYUNI
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2023 11:01


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