The pollution of the Ganges and the dying of the Mother Goddess

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This morning I came across a rather disturbing article on the effects that pollution has on the Ganges river. While some of the facts mentioned in this article may come as no surprise, it is fascinating to note that some members of the Hindu community feel that the river is self-cleansing as it is considered a goddess. This article could be an interesting tool for the discussion of religion alongside ethics and how modern-day concepts of pollution are dealt with in religiously sensitive areas.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-aad46fca-734a-45f9-8721-61404cc12a39


Posted by ETE’s Founder/ Editor: Dr Ann Wand

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