Einar Tjelle




The article explores the increased cooperation and dynamic learning between religions during the last decades, on the themes of climate, environment and sustanability. Examples are given from a Norwegian interfaith context, but with global links as well. This cooperation has broadened the scope and perspectives of churches and religions. Contextual and holistic approaches have emerged as fruits of this mutual learning and exchange, the author claims. Pope Francis` encyclical Laudato Si` has captured important parts of this development with its strong message of interconnectedness and moral responsibility. It has also stimulated a wider religious and interfaith global commitment to Mother Earth. The Interfaith Rainforest Initiative is a key illustration. In spite of increased polarisation and tensions between religions in other sectors, green diapraxis is and could be a journey of bridge building and peace, in the years to come.