Clark University, Fall 2014. IDCE 370: Emerging Scientific Worldviews and Global Sustainability. Professor Gregory Trencher. Final Research Documentary.
Editing and Production: Thomas Mengebier
Music: Mono, "You Are There" (2006)
Special thanks to: Professor Roger S. Gottlieb (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Rachael Shea (Clark University), Professor Gregory Trencher (Clark University), Ammeret (UMass Medical School), Salsa (Clark University), Clark University Media Services
Original Footage and Photography: Thomas Mengebier - Basque Region, France (2013)
I - How does a "religious" or "spiritual" experience with Nature enhance our sense of self-awareness in the present and a greater connection to the environment?
II - How are religion and science rooted in a modern paradigm that influences social thinking and human behavior towards Nature and the environment?
III - How does religious environmentalism have an important role in supporting a greater unity between a living God, a living Earth, and its living inhabitants?
IV - How similar or different are religious worldviews on spirituality, our relationship to the environment, and God's presence in Nature?
V - How may indigenous teachings and spiritual practices in respect to Mother Earth offer us ways to love Nature, ourselves, and each other?