Journal: Constructing and Conducting an Interreligious Ecotheological Leadership in Environmental Science Perspective
Jumat, 3 Januari 2020 | 15:39 WIB

Aloys Budi Purnomo

Abstract. Focus of this research is to examine the interreligious ecotheological leadership in environmental science perspective and how to conduct it in the real context to solve environmental problems. It cannot be done alone, but must be conducted with all others religions to face the environmental issue which is always demanding a leader figure to overcome it. However, there has not been a defining of the interreligious ecotheological leadership, a model of leadership conducted together from various religions leader to address ecological problems. The purpose of this research is to construct an interreligious ecotheological leadership and to reflect how such leadership is conducted in environmental science perspective. To achieve that objectives, this research used qualitative methods. Research data has been gained through seven months’ involvement with the victims, that is the citizens experiencing brutal displacement in Tambakrejo, Semarang City of Indonesia. The data is combined with a documentary film "Tambakrejo #BergerakBersama" and to be analyzed using the theory-developing research method as a desk-research type to construct the interreligious ecotheological leadership model as it has been conducted in the praxis. This research has demonstrated how important the interreligious ecotheological leadership is in the environmental science perspective for the ecological problems which must be addressed together. The results can inspire anyone in facing a similar case elswhere. The result is an eco-justice implementation for the poor and the oppressed. The results also show five traits that mark interreligious ecotheological leadership as mentioned in the discussion of this paper.

Keywords: ecological problems (issues), environmental science, interreligious ecotheology, interreligious ecotheological leadership