School of Theology and Seminary Faculty Publications

Green Solidarity: Liberation Theology, the Ecological Crisis, and the Poor

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Arts and Humanities | Catholic Studies | Environmental Studies | Ethics in Religion | Religion | Social and Behavioral Sciences


Book description:
From federal rebates for high-efficiency appliances to bottle deposits to “Meatless Mondays,” practices promoting sustainability are now incorporated into our daily lives. Due to the establishment of protection agencies and the efforts of activist groups, the wider public has become more conscious of the impact we humans make on the planet, and what we can do to preserve what we have.

Religious communities, long concerned with broad issues of social responsibility and justice, have naturally become full participants in this greening movement. In Green Discipleship: Catholic Theological Ethics and the Environment, scholars from the fields of theology and the social and hard sciences discuss this development, and consider how a proactive approach to the earth’s welfare is, essentially, a moral obligation of Christians and those of other faiths around the world.