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Five free courses from Yale University and Coursera to understand the ecological teachings and practices of religious traditions across the planet.

These Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) explore the ecological dimensions of the world’s religions. Developed over the course of several years, they draw on a rich variety of lectures, videos, readings, and interviews with scholars, religious leaders, and environmental practitioners from around the world. They highlight religious ideas and practices inspiring ecojustice movements in response to the challenges of the climate emergency, biodiversity loss, and pollution.

  1. Introduction to Religions and Ecology
  2. Indigenous Religions and Ecology
  3. South Asian Religions and Ecology
  4. East Asian Religions and Ecology
  5. Western Religions and Ecology

In order to audit these courses at no cost, please first log in or sign up for a free Coursera account. After logging into Coursera, click on the course’s “Enroll for Free” button, then select “Audit this course” at the bottom of the dialogue box.

The course specialization has a free limited trial period, but the individual courses can be audited for free indefinitely. The audit button will appear when registering using the individual course links (but not the specialization link).