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Australians' ecological footprints are among the heaviest on earth. Australia is a combatant in its longest running war. Despite this, ecological, economic and military crises and are largely absent from public discourse and most Australians continue to live, and our governments continue to operate, as if the earth had no limits and the war did not exist. Situating questions of war and peace in an ecological framework, contributors use varied faith perspectives and approaches to highlight the interconnectedness of all life and the interrelationships between war and violent economic systems that normalise destructive commercial-industrial practices and promote irresponsible patterns of consumption and waste production. Ecological Aspects of War has the potential to help us muster the collective spiritual, moral and cultural resources needed to come to grips with the ecological, economic and military crises in which we are complicit and to imagine and create non-violent life-giving alternatives. It is a timely and important contribution.