ECOTHEOLOGY AS A BASIC HUMAN ATTITUDE TO THE ENVIRONMENTYuda and Jonathan
Discussions about the relationship between theology and ecology are getting more and more attention from various perspectives, not only in the Christian community but also in various communities (religions) in this world. The current state of the environment has been described as a âcrisisâ, and as an âearth destructionâ. Every year about ten thousand species are wiped out on earth. Soon the world will be wiped out with a large number of extinctions of that species. Soon the world will be wiped out with a large number of extinctions of that species. The church doesnât really care about this environmental damage problem. The church must be a pioneer in maintaining and safeguarding the universe created by God. All life on planet earth is being threatened with a âsecond deathâ. The first death is human death and the second death will soon follow, namely the death of the entire system of life. This environmental crisis is also seen in Indonesia, such as environmental pollution, especially plastic waste in the oceans, floods triggered by damage to ecosystems, dry seasons that cause drought, and forest fires that cause smog impacts on neighboring countries such as Singapore and Malaysia. Not to mention other disasters such as landslides, and others, which are caused by the ecological crisis. Ecotheology is expected to provide understanding and solutions to this problem.