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Jewish concept of Jubilee – The Five Precepts of the Buddha – The Islamic concept of ‘ Vice-regent of the Earth ’. An investigation into how one of the above encourages the members of a world religion to campaign on environmental issues.

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Jewish concept of Jubilee – The Five Precepts of the Buddha – The Islamic concept of ‘Vice-regent of the Earth’.

An investigation into how one of the above encourages the members of a world religion to campaign on environmental issues.

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Jewish concept of Jubilee – The Five Precepts of the Buddha – The Islamic concept of ‘Vice-regent of the Earth’.

An investigation into how one of the above encourages the members of a world religion to campaign on environmental issues.

what does jubilee have to do with ecology
What does Jubilee have to do with ecology?
  • Leviticus
  • The land should stay in the family and the family in the land.
  • Leviticus 25 –Jubilee
  • Give the land a rest in order to depend on the God who gave it.
  • Forgive debts and reunite families with ancestral lands.

23 The land shall not be sold in perpetuity, for the land is mine; with me you are but aliens and tenants. 24 Throughout the land that you hold, you shall provide for the rdemption of the land.

11 …you shall not sow, or reap the aftergrowth, or harvest the unpruned vines.

12 For it is a jubilee; it shall be holy to you: you shall eat only what the field itself produces.

13 In this year of jubilee you shall return, every one of you, to your property…

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What does Jubilee have to do with ecology?
  • Jubilee Economics
  • http://www.jubilee-economics.org/
  • Community Land Trusts
  • Has the community replaced the family?
  • If so, why?
  • Who has embraced these practices?
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What does Jubilee have to do with ecology?
  • Jubilee Debt Campaign (UK)
  • Climate Loan Sharks
  • Developed countries earning interest on money loaned to help minimize impact of climate change caused mostly by developed countries and suffered mostly by poor countries.
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What does Jubilee have to do with ecology?
  • Jubilee Debt Campaign (UK)
  • Climate Loan Sharks
  • Developed countries earning interest on money loaned to help minimize impact of climate change caused mostly by developed countries and suffered mostly by poor countries.
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What does Jubilee have to do with ecology?
  • -To what extent is Jubilee Debt Campaign still ‘Christian’?
  • -Which aspect of Jubilee?
  • -What has the response been? Have the churches responded? Why or why not?
  • -Have governments responded ? If not, why not?...
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What does Jubilee have to do with ecology?
  • Tim Jones www.jubileedebtcampaign.org.uk
  • What potential ecological resources might Jubilee offer the Christian tradition?

11 …you shall not sow, or reap the aftergrowth, or harvest the unpruned vines.

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What does Jubilee have to do with ecology?
  • Why do you think no Christian group has used the notion of Jubilee to lobby against EU farming policies which are environmentally unsustainable?

11 …you shall not sow, or reap the aftergrowth, or harvest the unpruned vines.