Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis

Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis

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Overview

Rooted and Rising is for everyone who worries about the climate crisis and seeks spiritual practices and perspectives to renew their capacity for compassionate, purposeful, and joyful action.

Leah Schade and Margaret Bullitt-Jonas gather twenty-one faith leaders, scientists, community organizers, theologians, and grassroots climate activists to offer wisdom for fellow pilgrims grappling with the weight of climate change. Acknowledging the unprecedented nature of our predicament—the fact that climate disruption is unraveling the web of life and threatening the end of human civilization—the authors share their stories of grief and hope, fear and faith. Together, the essays, introductory sections, and discussion questions reveal that our present crisis can elicit a depth of wisdom, insight, and motivation with power to guide us toward a more peaceful, just, and Earth-honoring future.

With a foreword by Mary Evelyn Tucker and a special introduction by Bill McKibben, the book presents an interfaith perspective that welcomes and challenges readers of all backgrounds.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538127766
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/01/2019
Pages: 242
Sales rank: 208,777
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Leah Schade, PhD, is a Lutheran pastor, eco-theologian, author of Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology and the Pulpit, and assistant professor of preaching and worship at Lexington Theological Seminary in Kentucky.

Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, PhD, is an Episcopal priest, author, and climate activist serving as missioner for Creation Care in the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts and Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ.

Table of Contents

Foreword, Mary Evelyn Tucker
A Special Introduction by Bill McKibben
Introduction
Questions to Ponder
A Spiritual Practice
SECTION I: ROOTING IN INTERFAITH FRIENDSHIP
Section I Introduction
1 Living in the Four Worlds: Spiritual Practices in the Midst of Climate Disruption
Rabbi Mordechai Liebling
2 Connecting Faith, Environmental Justice, and Sustainability: An Islamic Reflection
Huda Alkaff
3 Building the Eco-Ethical Ark in the Age of Climate Disruption
Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade
4 Questions to Ponder and a Spiritual Practice
SECTION II: RISING IN LOCAL ACTIVISM
Section II Introduction
5 Praised Be the Flood
Rev. Fred Small
6 The Ground Beneath Our Feet
Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman
7 The End of Hope and the Beginning of Miracle
Jay O’Hara
8 Questions to Ponder and a Spiritual Practice
SECTION III: ROOTING SCIENCE AND POLICY IN FAITH AND SPIRITUALITY
Section III Introduction
9 The Imperative of Hope
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe
10 The View from My Window
Natasha DeJarnett, PhD, MPH
11 The Thing with Feathers
Corina Newsome
12 Questions to Ponder and a Spiritual Practice
SECTION IV: RISING FROM THE MARGINS
Section IV Introduction
13 Not Our First Rodeo: Memory and Imagination Stir Up Hope
Peterson Toscano
14 Confronting Climate Change: Wisdom from a Civil Rights Activist
Rev. Dr. Gerald L. Durley
15 Interview with Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr.
Margaret Bullitt-Jonas
16 Questions to Ponder and a Spiritual Practice
SECTION V: ROOTING IN LITURGY, MORAL VISION, AND VOCATION
Section V Introduction
17 The World as Sacrament
Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis
18 A Letter
Cynthia D. Moe-Lobeda, PhD
19 Fighting Climate Change: Our Responsibility, Our Vocation, Our Salvation
Rev. Dr. Jim Antal
20 Questions to Ponder and a Spiritual Practice
SECTION VI: UPROOTED, REPLANTED, AND RISING
Section VI Introduction
21 The People around Me: Reflections from a Post-Christian Anarchist
Kiran Oommen
22 Interview with Dr. Tink Tinker (wazhazhe/'sage Nation), PhD
Leah D. Schade
23 Working Up Hope
Tim DeChristopher
24 Questions to Ponder and a Spiritual Practice
SECTION VII: GRIEF, LOVE, AND TREES
Section VII Introduction
25 Contemplating Creation: Wisdom from a Sequoia
Christina Leaño
26 Living with Environmental Despair
Roger S. Gottlieb
27 Love Every Leaf
Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas
28 Questions to Ponder and a Spiritual Practice
Bibliography
Scripture Index
Index
About the Contributors

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