아시아교회협의회 (CCA : Christian Conference of Asia) 제 15차 총회
New Social-Environmental Ethics for Restoring Ecological Equilibrium
With the earth in such a state of distress, it is difficult to achieve ecological balance. Experiments and economic activities have both played a significant role in destroying environmental harmony. Plant and animal species, as well as the environments in which they live, have become the targets and victims of exploitation and unethical behaviour.
To restore ecological balance, it is necessary to revisit the ethical standards that have been established over the last century. New international standards should be established to prevent further habitat disruption and the extinction of animal and plant species as a result of economic activities. There is a need among academics and the ecumenical movement to strengthen social-environmental ethics in response to the groaning discord seen among all created beings and nature itself. There is a need for the ecumenical churches to take a stand that benefits the whole inhabited earth.
Creating a new social-environmental ethics based on scientific principles and a biblical foundation may be a more effective response to the earth’s groaning and chaotic state. This ethical standard must govern not only the secular world but also the churches themselves in carrying out initiatives that benefit the environment and all of creation.
The Churcha session on ‘New Social-Environmental Ethics for Restoring Ecological Equilibrium’ will deliberate on the ethical values and principles and discuss the practical practices for ecological equilibrium.