Ashford 4: – Week 3 – Discussion 2
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses.
The Relationship Between Religion, Spirituality, and the Environment
Is Gottlieb right that environmental activism needs religion/spirituality? Why or why not? Defend your answer with reference to the assigned readings. How could the spirituality of deep ecology help the environmental movement? Is deep ecology a more promising basis of spirituality than other more traditional religions such as Christianity? Why or why not?
Review your classmates’ posts. As you analyze their examples, consider playing devil’s advocate and attempt to show how their analysis does not capture the essence of Gottieb’s position. If you agree with others, enhance the discussion by including more supporting evidence from the articles or from your own outside research.
Attend discussion on at least four separate days, and post a total of 800 words. There is no required word count for individual posts as long as all your posts together total 800 words. Nor is there a minimum number of posts, but you must post on at least four separate days by Day 7.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your discussion.