As we experience climate change, it is ever more important to take our environmental changes more seriously and with priority.
President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate agreement makes this ecumenical volume on climate justice especially timely. The World Council of Churches (WCC) has been at the forefront of faith-based climate justice advocacy effort for more than twenty years. The WCC Working Group on Climate Change, of which editor Grace Ji-Sun Kim is a member, holds special standing with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change negotiations, advocating for indigenous voices, future generations, and other marginalized perspectives.
The book’s title comes from a 2011 WCC Peace Convocation statement that there can be “no peace on earth without peace with the earth.” Authors representing churches from around the world offer local and global perspectives on the urgency of climate justice for global peace, including case studies and theological insights.
Art for the book’s cover by Lucy d’Souza-Krone of India depicts the eye of God’s care watching over the Earth, symbolized by the four seasons. Her chapter on “Art for Climate Justice” features evocative commentary on the biblical texts upon which she based her exhibit for the 2013 Assembly of the WCC in Busan, South Korea.
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