Inspired by the social encyclical of Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, this unit investigates the global crises in economics, social inequality and climate change, and responses from Christian social traditions. It explores debates about sustainability in the light of global warming, and what this will mean for economic development, particularly for the alleviation of hunger and poverty through the Sustainable Development Goals. It will explore the relationships between religious belief, economics and the environment, and the role of values in these debates.
Describe key debates about sustainability and economic development
Critically evaluate arguments around sustainability and social equity examined in the unit
Demonstrate understanding of the moral principles involved in economic activity and the environment
Discuss the moral dimensions of these issues and their consequences
Outline the responsibilities of the churches in affirming values needed for equitable development and sustainability.
Critically evaluate major moral aspects in current economic and environmental issues.
DT1000Y or equivalent
Lectures, class discussion, essay writing, use of internet resources
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2015
Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-27 11:53:00 +1000