Water Ethics

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Talk or debate
14 December 2022 18:30 - 20:00
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With the world’s population, having just exceeded 8 billion people, water scarcity resulting from climate change, depletion and pollution of the world’s water resources, represents major challenges facing all societies. Despite the sacredness of water being an inherent part of a variety of cultures and religions, the notion of water ethics is a recent phenomenon, motivated in part by the current environmental and water scarcity concerns. In both Christian and Islamic faiths, the symbolism of water is represented through various themes and contexts. Both religions have a combined following exceeding 50% of the world’s population. This provides an immense opportunity for the two religions to work together to help address and raise awareness of the global water issues and challenges from a religious perspective. In this presentation, I will present the importance and symbolism of water in Christianity and Islam. I will explore the various references made to water in the Bible, the Qur’an, and their traditions, to show how these can help to change people’s attitude towards water. I will show that the environmental teachings found in both religions provides moral imperatives to help shape water policies in the contemporary period. I will show that both religions offer ethical principles for action, by which the global water crisis, can be approached to benefit all people.Christian and Islamic Perspectives on Water and Water Rights - A Model for a More Equitable and Sustainable W[4931]


Dr. Khosru Rahman is Chair of the Kent Area Committee and has a great interest in conserving the world natural resources.


Room J106 Jellicoe Building
University of Greenwich - Medway Campus
Central Avenue,
Chatham Maritime
Chatham, Kent.
United Kingdom

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Khosru Rahman

BAE Systems
Airport works
Marconi way
Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom
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Alternative contact Nigel Goodall

Gillingham, United Kingdom
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