Religion and science must work together on behalf of the environmental movement


  • Heslley Silva Centro Universitário de Formiga (UNIFOR/MG) e Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais (UEMG)


environmental issues are on the agenda around the world; however, many conservative governments have developed erratic, inadequate, or even counterproductive policies on these issues. These governments typically have broad support from particular religious groups, reinforced by the dissemination of misinformation about environmental threats, especially through the Internet. It is proposed that, in order to establish sound environmental policy, science must have religion as an ally, so it must be demonstrated that religious texts indicate the need to harmonize with nature, especially in Christian belief groups. Science can make evidence-based information on environmental threats available, and religion can make its force and social energy available to help to mobilize appropriate environmental policy.

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Biografia do Autor

Heslley Silva, Centro Universitário de Formiga (UNIFOR/MG) e Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais (UEMG)

Pós-doutor em Educação e Ciência pela Universidade do Minho, Portugal (2016). Doutor em Educação na Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (2015), programa Latino-americano e linha de pesquisa Educação e Ciência, possui mestrado em Educação pela Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (2000), com especialização em Biotecnologia pela Universidade Federal de Lavras e especialização em Biologia Celular e Molecular pela Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto. Atualmente é professor Titular I e pesquisador do Centro Universitário de Formiga/MG (UNIFOR/MG). E-mail:


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Silva, H. (2023). Religion and science must work together on behalf of the environmental movement. PLURA, Revista De Estudos De Religião / PLURA, Journal for the Study of Religion, 14(2), 216–222. Recuperado de



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