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IMG_6265My new forthcoming book, Making Peace with the Earth: Action and Advocacy for Climate Justice is now at the Press and should be published by the end of March.

Please Pre-order the book on Amazon!


I have been on the World Council of Churches Climate Change working group for several years. The working group consists of members from around the world who work for national churches and advocacy groups on climate justice. This book, Making Peace with the Earth emerges from this WCC working group.

new book imageMany of the contributors to this book are part of this WCC working group.  In addition, some of the contributors are scholars and activists who work for climate justice.

Please do pre-order this book and use it in your advocacy groups, church groups and for reading pleasure.

Thank you to the many contributors of this book. They are hard working climate activists and scholars. Also, thank you to the World Council of Churches for their continuous work and advocacy on climate justice. The WCC played an important role in Paris at COP21.

Dr. Guillermo Kerber who is the Director of Climate Justice at the WCC wrote a generous Foreword for the book. I especially thank Michael West, the editor at WCC who turned a difficult manuscript into a wonderful book.

From Amazon Book Description:

The greatest untapped natural resource for addressing the world’s most pressing problems comes from the energy of religiously committed people. This book gathers the expertise of activists, theologians, and faith-based organizations to inspire and encourage churches everywhere in grassroots work and advocacy for climate justice. No issue so violates the core of Christian convictions as the jeopardizing of human life and creation through climate change.

Writing from the concrete experiences and efforts of churches in Greece, Scotland, Sweden, Finland, Germany, tropical Africa, Latin America, and the Pacific Islands, the book’s contributors also address related issues of health, human rights, land and deforestation, food security, migration, divestment, as well as creation spirituality and theology. The book points out that making peace with the earth will not be easy, but now is the time for religious leaders, church people, and organizations to make the climate their priority. [Subject: Religious Studies, Christianity, Environmental Studies]



The above pictures are from COP21 in Paris. Some of those pictured are contributors to the book.



BN7A3104-MGrace Ji-Sun Kim is an Associate Professor of Theology at Earlham School of Religion. She is the author of  Embracing the Other; Making Peace with the Earth; Here I Am; Christian Doctrines for Global Gender Justiceco-edited with Jenny Daggers; Theological Reflections on “Gangnam Style” co-written with Joseph Cheah;Reimagining with Christian Doctrinesco-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”.