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  • Erin K. Wilson

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  • Ironically, governments throughout the world are returning to indigenous ecological perspectives to address climate change—even after those same governments initially sought to destroy indigenous ways of life in the name of progress and industrial modernity. In his article for The Washington Post, Samuel Gilbert identifies some of these practices among indigenous American peoples. He writes:…

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  • Water is sacred in many world religions. As Susan Barnett of the Religion News Service points out, it is the only symbol every world religion shares. Water cleanses, sanctifies and blesses rituals around the world. But it is more than a symbol: clean water is a conduit of care and love. In her article connecting the environmental and…

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  • In this article, I argue a new approach to the concept of political theology. I propose that a perspective that includes ecofeminist ideas can enrich and pluralize the state of the art in political theology. I suggest that a political theology inflected by ecofeminism can challenge geographic, androcentric, and anthropocentric biases that currently shape the…

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  • This paper is based on the response to the panel on Economics and Ecology at the “National Consultation on Church Reformed: Always reforming. Celebration of 500th year of Reformation and 80th year of Re-Thinking Christianity Movement of India”, conference held at Ecumenical Christian Centre in Bangalore, 25th-27th April 2017.

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  • A study by the Public Religion Research Institute assesses how different religious perspectives affect attitudes about the climate crisis in the US. According to PRRI’s analysis: Three-fourths of Hispanic Catholics and religiously unaffiliated Americans (76%) believe climate change is caused by human activity, as do the majority of other non-Christians (70%), Jewish Americans (67%), Hispanic…

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  • How does our faith affect how we think about and respond to climate change? Climate Politics and the Power of Religion is an edited collection that explores the diverse ways that religion shapes climate politics at the local, national, and international levels. Drawing on case studies from across the globe, it stands at the intersection…

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  • A conference exploring social justice and the church Environmental issues—immediate issues such as land use, mining, and access to water, and long term issues such as climate change—have been major sources of conflict in Latin America in recent years. What role has religion played in these conflicts? Have religious beliefs inspired or supported environmental efforts? Have church institutions…

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  • A book that asks, “How does faith affect how we think about and respond to climate change?” There’s no time left to equivocate. Climate change is undeniable, and as world governments and organizations begin to bring due focus to the crisis, we must understand the specific role that religion plays in climate change policy. This…

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