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

(Andrea Cohen-Kiener). Skylight Paths Publishing, 2009.

The faith community has a sacred calling to care for the earth, according to rabbi and environmental leader, Cohen-Kiener. It is a calling which transcends denomination and creed. This collection of essays extends an urgent call for cooperative action among disparate faith communities, with insights and guidance from contemporary activists, theologians and eco-organization leaders such as Eboo Patel, Tom Carr, and Margaret Bullitt-Jonas. Even as they acknowledge the difficulties inherent in a cooperative approach to positive change, the authors offer steps that individuals and groups can take to make a difference. Appendices include a study guide, a checklist of action suggestions, and a comprehensive list of interfaith resources. This collection is aimed at staff and lay leaders, leadership teams and study groups with mainline Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and evangelical Christian perspectives.