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As the field of ecotheology grows, I often find myself asking the question, “That sounds good in theory, but how does it work in practice?” Does the lofty theoret- ical work of ecotheologians translate to the local level, and if so, how are local faith communities implementing environmental concerns as an expression of their faith? Therefore, I noted the publication of Making Peace with the Earth: Action and Advocacy for Climate Justice, edited by Grace Ji-Sun Kim, with anticipation. A publication of the World Council of Churches, this volume offers a range of global theological perspectives, case studies, and activist stories which provide insight into what it is like to put climate justice into practice in faith communities. Most of the work focuses on Christian expressions of ecotheology. The final three chapters address working in interfaith partnerships, as well as the basis for climate activism through indigenous and Hindi spiritualities in India. Several other chapters also include sections on interfaith projects.


Originally published in Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology 23:2 (May 2019): 191–194.

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