1. The research title of our team is 'A Study on the Ecological Culture of the Three Major Religions (Roman Catholic, Protestant, Buddhism)' and its subtitle is 'An Investigation of Ecological Culture based on Nature Spirituality and Its Plan for Impr ...
1. The research title of our team is 'A Study on the Ecological Culture of the Three Major Religions (Roman Catholic, Protestant, Buddhism)' and its subtitle is 'An Investigation of Ecological Culture based on Nature Spirituality and Its Plan for Improvement'. The research staff was composed of 13 including a chief researcher, five joint research personnel, and seven full-time research personnel. The research took two years from September in 2005 to August in 2006 and was the middle project sponsored by Korea Research Foundation. For efficient implementation, it established consortium with Universities and Institutions which were close to three major religions in Korea. They were The Catholic university (Catholic, Anthropology Institute), Hansin University (Protestantism, Academy), and Dongguk University (Buddhism, Buddhist Research Institute) and gave support to this research with earnest.
2. The research issue was composed of three steps. The first step was [A theory and Dogmatic Research], in which I established a theoretical foundation for nature spirituality (Nature of Buddha) to which I belong. The second step was [Investigation of the status and awareness], in which I investigated the status of ecological culture and ecological awareness of the three major religions in Korea. The third step was [Application of the research], in which I suggested ecological application of nature spirituality (Nature of Buddhist) on the base of accumulated results of studies and new creation of culture.
3. I made a representative meeting for the three major religions on the base of chief researcher to implement efficient research. We discussed on research schedule and direction by temporary research meeting and seminars bimonthly. In addition, we opened workshop per season and could accumulate research achievement by colloquium, academic presentation, inquiry, sur-rebuttal, and the meeting for the method of social and scientific investigation with invited specialists.
The presentations of research were reported on the journal by their specialty and also all the theses were integrated into a book. We published a journal, 'The religion, ecology, and spirituality' (Publisher: A seed of life) and an academic report, 'Ecological crisis, religion, and culture' (Publisher: A seed of life) on the base of the first year's research result. The second year's research result is getting ready for the publication at present, in February, 2008.