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April 23, 2014

Professor Morriss’ Published in the Acton Institute’s Weekly Commentary

140313_MW_law_professor_headshotsProfessor Andrew Morriss’ article, “Christian Environmentalism and the Temptation of Faux Asceticism,” was recently published in the Acton Commentary.

“It is important to clarify the Church’s teaching on asceticism because many voices in the environmental movement encourage a kind of ascetical lifestyle in the name of “ethical consumption.” Orthodox writers on the environment are not immune to the temptation of putting the ascetical tradition of the Church in the service of another agenda. For example, the conclusion of the Inter-Orthodox Conference on Environmental Protection, held in Crete in 1991, states: ‘Humanity needs a simpler way of life, a renewed asceticism, for the sake of creation’.”

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