The Role of Religion to Face Climate Change: A Survival Strategy of Christian Fishermen Families to Embody Gender Perspective and Spirituality of GPM's Congregation in Coastal Area of Nusaniwe Subdistrict Ambon City
Eklefina Pattinama, Vilma Vieldha Ayhuan
Available Online January 2019.
- https://doi.org/10.2991/icrpc-18.2019.7How to use a DOI?
- ecological crisis, survival strategy, spirituality, Maluku
- Climate change is a world phenomenon, it will cause changes in global temperature or warming, and then systematically will also affect the melting of the north and south poles which then will affect the rise of sea level and will also affect the coastal areas as well as the communities there. On the other hand, religion has an important role in responding to climate change phenomenon. In the study of three Christian Congregation in Nusaniwe Sub-district, as fishermen living on the coastal areas, has now experienced the impacts of climate change that affect their spirituality. The objectives of this research are (1) to identify the impacts of climate change on fisherman’s catching fishery activities, and (2) to analyze Christian fisherman’s survival strategy to embody their gender perspective spirituality in facing the climate change. The findings of the study indicate that (1) the impacts of climate change can occur directly affecting the fishing communities (2) The strategy of facing climate change, realizing the spirituality of Christian family. Whatever strategies men and women do survive in climate change also influence gender construction in fishermen families, the perception of gender in the fishermen families generally illustrates that the wife's primary duty is to take care of the household but may help the husband in earning a living; while the responsibility of earning, a living remains the husband's duty. Decision-making concerning domestic and public activities in fishermen families does not follow a particular pattern specifically centered on a husband or wife but has a dispersed pattern.
- Open Access
- This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.
Cite this article
TY - CONF AU - Eklefina Pattinama AU - Vilma Vieldha Ayhuan PY - 2019/01 DA - 2019/01 TI - The Role of Religion to Face Climate Change: A Survival Strategy of Christian Fishermen Families to Embody Gender Perspective and Spirituality of GPM's Congregation in Coastal Area of Nusaniwe Subdistrict Ambon City BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Religion and Public Civilization (ICRPC 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 30 EP - 38 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icrpc-18.2019.7 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icrpc-18.2019.7 ID - Pattinama2019/01 ER -