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One Livelihood Hansalim Movement of Jang Il-Soon and Its Implication for Sustainable Future

  • Journal of the Association of Korean Geographers
  • Abbr : JAKG
  • 2019, 8(3), pp.463-475
  • DOI : 10.25202/JAKG.8.3.9
  • Publisher : Association of Korean Geographers
  • Research Area : Social Science > Geography
  • Received : November 28, 2019
  • Accepted : December 11, 2019
  • Published : December 31, 2019

Chan Rhan Huh 1

1천주교 제주교구

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ABSTRACT

This article introduces one livelihood Hansalim thought of Jang Il-Soon and suggests a comprehensive and ethically conscious understanding of ecosystem integrating natural and religious worldview. A crisis in the ecosystem was first diagnosed as a problem within the ecosystem itself caused by political, economic and social factors. It is now understood that the problem is rooted in the way humans think about nature. The Life Thought of Jang Il-Soon comprises social and spiritual pursuits emphasizing ethical thinking and practice to overcome environmental crisis. One Livelihood Hansalim Movement of Jang Il-Soon integrates Donghak and Christian teachings, and emphasizes that we as human beings have unique rights and obligations, but are a part of all living things where these rights and obligations must be reconsidered through integrated aspects. The main principles of life-centeredness and One Livelihood give us the foundations for ecological awareness and depth of religious mind. These thoughts will allow us to transform ourselves and their practices could be begun in local communities. The Hansalim Movement propose an integrative environmental ethics, and could be used for the base of environmental education toward sustainable future.

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