Community of Life: Ecological Theology in African Perspective

Article by Harvey Sindima

That Christian theology throughout its history has been transformed by sources outside of Christianity is a well-known fact. That it should be open to transformation through the insights of the various traditions, that it should be open to the possibilities of creative transformation by contact with the wisdom and vision of other sources, is highly …

Cynics, Martyrs and the Importance of Energy Conservation

Article by Peter Penner

Since 1973, most of us have heard so much about “the energy crisis” that the phrase has lost all meaning. We have lived through a steady stream of energy price increases, presidential proclamations, severe-weather energy shortages and raging debate on the various energy-supply technologies. Life remains tolerable and changes slowly for most Americans, and huge …

Driving Global Warming

Article by Bill McKibben

Up until some point in the 1960s, people of a certain class routinely belonged to segregated country clubs without giving it much thought — it was “normal.” And then, in the space of a few years, those memberships became immoral. As a society, we’d crossed some threshold where the benefits — a good place to …

Eco-minded: Faith and Action

Article by Charles Pinches

BOOK REVIEW: Earth Community, Earth Ethics,b y Larry L. Rasmussen. Orbis, 425 pp., $30.00. In an article published in Science in 1967, Lynn White called Christianity the root historical cause of our ecological crisis. This infamous indictment has now been qualified by the response of many theologians who, while admitting Christianity’s complicity in our environmental …