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I attended the COP20 meeting in Peru as part of the World Council of Churches delegation.

One important climate change event was held at Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya, in Lima Peru, where Dr. Jeffrey Sachs (director of the Earth Institute, Columbia University) was the plenary speaker.

At the University, I presented a paper, “Chi and Sophia: Saving Creation and Each Other.”  

It is now published in the University’s journal, Silex, 4(1) 2015, enero-junio, 145-157. Below is a section of my article.

 

Abstract

B4bbyVDIQAEp8iZChristians reflect on Spirit and Wisdom and recognize the multifaith aspect and component of these two important terms within Christian discourse. In this global world, we must understand that there are multiple layers of spirituality at work in this world.

Despite the Christian claims that they have the “one true Spirit,” there may be a possibility that Christianity does not have the complete answer when it comes to explaining and experiencing the Spirit. In a similar way, when we talk about Wisdom, we must recognize the presence of wisdom in different cultures and religions around the world which is similar to the Christian understanding of Wisdom. Spirit and Wisdom are redemptive in how Christians move towards interfaith dialogue and in how we can move towards saving the earth.

Introduction

The world is getting smaller and  smaller with the rise of globalization,  colonialism, and empire. As different worlds collide, new cultures, religions and ideas emerge. As Christians reflect on Spirit and Wisdom, it is important to recognize the multifaith aspect and component of these two important terms within Christian discourse. In this global world, we must understand that there are multiple layers of spirituality at work. Despite the Christian claims that they have the “one true Spirit,” there may be a possibility that Christianity does not have the complete answer when it comes to explaining and experiencing the Spirit….

(for the rest of the article, please see Silex, 4(1) 2015, enero-junio, 145-157.)

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BN7A3104-MGrace Ji-Sun Kim is an Associate Professor of Theology at Earlham School of Religion. She is the author of  Embracing the Other(forthcoming); Here I Am; Christian Doctrines for Global Gender Justice co-edited with Jenny Daggers; Theological Reflections on “Gangnam Style” co-writtenwith Joseph Cheah; Reimagining with Christian Doctrines co-edited with Jenny Daggers; Contemplations from the Heart; Colonialism, Han and the Transformative Spirit; The Holy Spirit, Chi, and the Other; and The Grace of Sophia. She is a co-editor with Dr. Joseph Cheah for the Palgrave Macmillan Book Series, “Asian Christianity in Diaspora”.

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