Sidelining God: why secular climate projects in the Pacific Islands are failing

Unless you are cocooned in a tourist bubble, it is hardly possible to miss God when you visit the Pacific Islands. In every village and on every main street there seems to be a church or temple, packed to bursting point on holy days. It is testament to the considerable influence of spirituality on the way people live in the Pacific.

Yet almost every well-intentioned outside agency – including those of foreign governments such as Australia and the European Union – that seeks to help the region’s people adapt to the effects of future climate change is drawing up its plans in secular ways, and communicates using secular language.

https://theconversation.com/sidelining-god-why-secular-climate-projects-in-the-pacific-islands-are-failing-77623?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Weekend+Conversation+-+74165694&utm_content=The+Weekend+Conversation+-+74165694+CID_3e6c28eecd8fe62b89326fa787993c9f&utm_source=campaign_monitor&utm_term=Sidelining+God+why+secular+climate+projects+in+the+Pacific+Islands+are+failing

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