Claiming Earth as Common Ground: The Ecological Crises through the Lens of Faith

Claiming Earth as Common Ground: The Ecological Crises through the Lens of Faith

by Andrea Cohen-Kiener, Sally Bingham

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ISBN-13: 9781594734519
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/10/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Andrea Cohen-Kiener is director of the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network (Connecticut's Interfaith Power and Light) and spiritual leader of Congregation Pnai Or of Central Connecticut. As a teacher, rabbi, and community organizer, she has practiced the art of bringing a spiritual perspective to problem solving for over three decades.


Rev. Sally Bingham is an Episcopal priest and founder of the Regeneration Project, a nonprofit organization that created a national Interfaith Power and Light Campaign to unite all faiths in efforts to prevent the catastrophic effects of global warming.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Rev. Sally Bingham
Introduction

1• The Making of an Environmental Activist: Waking Up to the Problem
The Terrible Contradiction
Too Good to Be True!
The Spiritual Challenge of a Mountain of Garbage
Agents for Transformation
The Ultimate Common Ground

2• The Makings of a Movement: The Interfaith Imperative and Its Obstacles
The Mountain of God
Obstacles on the Path
God of the Pews or God of the Cosmos?
Leaving Base Camp
The One about the Rabbi and the Evangelical
Getting above the Tree Line

3• The New Wealth: Spirit Matters
What Is Enough?
Old Models for New Wealth
A Living Vision
Tools We Bring to the Table
Transforming Business as Usual
Imagine the Alternatives

4• Working Beyond Class and Race:Yes, We Do Need to Do This Together
We Need to Talk
Getting Beyond "Over There"
Finding Common Cause
Working Together
The Great Light bulb Swap of '06 by Rev. Woody Bartlett
Getting to the Table

5• How Big Is Your God? Theology Meets Earth-Care Activism
Digging Deeper
The Big Context by Rev. Tom Carr

6• The New Eden: Reclaiming the Garden
Seeds of Possibility
Wheat Sheaves and Matza Tales by Elisheva Rogosa
Communion Agriculture by Andrea Ferich

7• The New Sabbath: Less Is More
Unnamed Hungers
Green Sabbath by Rev. Donna Schaper, PhD
Creating New Sabbath Rituals

8• Eco-Conversion: A New Paradigm for a New Earth
Seeing with Green Eyes
Conversion to Eco-Justice by Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, PhD
The Power of Witnessing
Going Forward

Appendix I
Many Small Steps
Appendix II
Creating a Sustainable Civilization: Joanna Macy’s Theoretical Foundations
Appendix III
Thoughts for Discussion and Action: Format for an Eight-week Study Session
Appendix IV
Interfaith Ecological Resources
Acknowledgments
About the Contributors

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