Religious Studies

Professor Baugh's research has been featured in THE CONVERSATION

September 2, 2015

Professor BaughProfessor Baugh's research has been featured in The Conversation.  [The Conversation is an independent, not-for-profit media outlet that uses content sourced from the academic and research community. Since the Australian website's launch in March 2011, it has expanded into three editions, with the addition of a United Kingdom (UK) version in 2012 and a United States (US) version in 2014 (the latter is categorised as a "US Pilot" after the official launch on 21 October). The Conversation's "global network", as it was described by editor-in-chief Andrew Jaspan, publishes all content under a Creative Commons license and, as of 21 October 2014, Jaspan announced that the network's monthly online audience is two million users onsite, and a reach of 10 million through creative commons republication.]

Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment has been praised for its potential to make the environmental crisis a central religious concern forpeople of all faiths. This should bring new, diverse voices to the environmental movement, which historically has attracted affluent, white participants.

Numerous studies since the 1980s have shown that environmental racism plays a key role in environmental decision-making. Toxic waste sites, landfills and polluting industries are located disproportionately in minority communities. (Read the entire article