Troubled Waters: Religion, Ethics, and the Global Water Crisis / Edition 1
Wateralthough it covers more than two-thirds of the earth's surface, clean, potable water is in critically short supply. As more and more people globally show greater interest in what their religious traditions say about our natural world, Troubled Waters: Religion, Ethics, and the Global Water Crisis examines the central role of water in various traditions and rituals, arriving at creative new ways to approach the growing water crisis worldwide. Chamberlain outlines many of the current water problems and lays out clear principles for action that engaged citizens from various traditions can undertake to meet the growing water challenges through conservation and water management policies. The book describes many religious practices from around the world that help sustain and restore water by using new technologies and reviving old ones. Offering creative suggestions for both personal practices and group action, Chamberlain advocates conservation, preservation, and restoration of our troubled waters.
Chapter 1 Water in Indigenous and Asian Traditions Chapter 2 Water in Abrahamic, Western Traditions Chapter 3 Water: a Biography Chapter 4 Water and the Human Cycle Chapter 5 A Tenuous Relationship: Human Need and Water Resources Chapter 6 Water Management: Privatization, Problems, and Resistance Chapter 7 Rights to Water and a New Water Ethic Chapter 8 "I Like Fountain Flow": Religion Revisited Chapter 9 Where Do We Go from Here?