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From religious discussions of justice issues to the examination of injustices occurring around our world with discussions of how to resolve these problems

A Place in Creation: Ecological Visions in Science, Religion, and Economics
Author: Hallman, David G. Is there hope for the future of the Earth? David Hallman answers with a resounding yes. Hallman explores exciting new concepts in the field of science, religious, and economics -- concepts that have the power to transform our understanding of our relationship to the rest of Creation. He reveals how intrinsically connected humans are to the whole ecosystem; how God wills a harmonious relationship between ourselves and the rest of Creation; and how our economy could be restructured to function in a less destructive relationship with the environment. Finally, he assesses political realities that could constrain or facilitate movement towards a more sustainable type of society.
After Nature’s Revolt: Eco-Justice and Theology
Author: Dieter Hessel. A rich collection of essays that provides theological and ethical reflections helpful in confronting current ecological crises. Contributors study and respectfully interpret Christian worldviews to form a foundation for social and ecological justice. An excellent resource for reflection and discussion.
After Nature’s Revolt: Eco-Justice and Theology
Author: Hessel, Dieter T. (ed). A rich collection of essays that provides theological and ethical reflections helpful in confronting current ecological crises. Contributors study and respectfully interpret Christian worldviews to form a foundation for social and ecological justice. An excellent resource for reflection and discussion.
Christianity and Ecology: Seeking the Well-Being of Earth and Humans
Edited by: Dieter T. Hessel & Rosemary Radford Ruether What can Christianity as a tradition contribute to the struggle to secure the future well-being of the earth community? This collaborative volume, the third in the series on religions of the world and the environment, announces that an ecological reformation, an eco-justice reorientation of Christian theology and ethics, is prominent on the ecumenical agenda. The authors explore problematic themes that contribute to ecological neglect or abuse and offer constructive insight into and responsive imperatives for ecologically just and socially responsible living.
Circle of the Spirit; a Saga of Native Americans in the Catholic Church
A saga of the Coeur d'Alene tribe of Idaho and the Lummi tribe of Washington and their relationships to the Catholic Church.
Confronting Environmental Racism: Voices from the Grassroots
Author: Bullard, Robert D., and Beverly Wright (eds). This anthology of stories and essays looks at the ways in which environmental racism plays out within inner city neighborhoods, rural communities, barrios, Indian Reservations and throughout the United States and abroad. Readers will also come away with inspiring accounts of activists directly confronting these eco-injustices of our times.
Defending Mother Earth: Native American Perspectives on Environmental Justice
Author: Weaver, Jace (ed.). Defending Mother Earth brings together important Native voices to address urgent issues of environmental devastation as they affect the indigenous peoples throughout the Americas. The essays document a range of ecological disasters, including the devastating effects of mining, water pollution, nuclear power facilities, and toxic waste dumps.
Dumping on Dixie: Race, Class, and Environmental Quality
Author: Bullard, Robert D. First published in 1990, Bullard’s important work was the first to document environmental racism and trace the rise of the environmental justice movement.
Earth and Faith: A Book of Reflection for Action
Edited by: Libby Bassett, John Brinkman and Kusumita Pederson. Released by the United Nations Environment Programme, this publication reflects on links between faith and the preservation of our planet.
Earth Community Earth Ethics
Author: Rasmussen, Larry. This award-winning book provides a comprehensive approach to issues of social cohesion and ecological concern, synthesizing insights from Christian theology and ethics, and environmental science in a single vision for creating a sustainable Earth community.
Earth Habitat, Eco-Injustice and the Church's Response
Author: Hessel, Dieter T. and Larry Rasmussen (eds). In this volume, nineteen eco-theologians from around the world respond to questions regarding the place of Christianity and Christian congregations within current crises of eco-injustice.
Earthkeepers: Environmental Perspectives on Hunger, Poverty, and Injustice
Author: Art and Jocele Meyer. Should the church be involved in questions of ecology? Is there a biblical theology on which to base Christian care for the earth? How does it relate to daily living? The authors examine root causes of environmental degradation and analyze major concerns: squandering natural resources, world hunger and poverty, ozone depletion, pollution, toxic wastes...What can we do about them?
Ecology and Liberation, A New Paradigm
Author: Boff, Leonardo. Critiques common approaches to ecology, conservation and environmentalism among them. He states that these middle class approaches fail to scrutinize the systemic causes of ecological despoliation and their impact on the poor in the world.
Ecotheology: Voices from South and North
Author: Hallman, David G. (editor). The ground-breaking essays by more than two dozen contributors in this book are divided into five sections: biblical witness, theological challenges, insights from ecofeminism, insights from indigenous people, and ethical implications.
Evening Traina
Author: Levertov, Denise. Levertov’s deeply moving poetry reflects her love of Earth and her home (the Puget Sound region). These collections reveal Levertov’s passion for justice, faith, and hope for this planetary home.
Food, Earth, and Care of the Soul
Earth Ministry's Fall Gathering, October 19, 1996 , Food for Life Project:. "Food, Earth, and Care of the Soul". Presentations by leaders in the food & faith field.
For the Common Good
A.uthor: Cobb, John B. Jr. and Herman Daly. A landmark work by an eminent theologian (Cobb) and an equally eminent economist (Daly). This book examines how our economy works, how it affects societies and bioregions, and offers a model for redirecting it to enhance both human and non-human communities.
Geo-Justice: A Preferential Option for the Earth
Author: James A. Conlon.
Greening of Faith; Why the Environment is a Christian Concern
These two videos explore the religious dimensions of caring for the earth. Theologians and environmentalists offer helpful ecumenical perspectives on one of the most pressing - and exciting- ares of faith and ethics.
Growing Season
Catherine Sneed, founder of The Greenhouse Project shares the programs in which San Francisco County Jail inmates learn to care for plants, animals and themselves. They learn a new sense of self-worth, respect for life, and connection to the community.
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