Liberating Faith Religious Voices for Justice, Peace, and Ecological Wisdom

ISBN-10: 074252535X

ISBN-13: 9780742525351

Edition: 2003

Authors: Roger S. Gottlieb, Diane Ackerman, Scott Appleby, Naim Stifan Ateek, Rich Barlow

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This anthology shows how religion has joined with & learned from movements for social justice, peace & ecological wisdom. The contributors survey the whole range of religious social activism, from liberation theology & feminist religion to eco-theology & peace activism.
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List price: $73.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/14/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 680
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.794

Diane Ackerman was born on October 7, 1948 in Waukegan, Illinois. She received a B.A. in English from Pennsylvania State University and her M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. in English from Cornell University. Poet, author, educator, adventurer, and naturalist, she tries to bridge science and art in her writing, exploring questions of who we are, where we come from, and how we fit into the fabric of the world. She has written many books of poetry including The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral; Wife of Light; Jaguar of Sweet Laughter: New and Selected Poems; Origami Bridges: Poems of Psychoanalysis and Fire; and I Praise My Destroyer. Her nonfiction works include A Natural History of the Senses; A Natural History of Love; The Moon by Whale Light: And Other Adventures Among Bats, Crocodilians, Penguins, and Whales; An Alchemy of Mind; and On Extended Wings. She also writes nature books for children including Animal Sense; Monk Seal Hideaway; and Bats: Shadows in the Night. She is coeditor of a Norton anthology, The Book of Love. Her essays about nature and human nature have appeared in Parade, National Geographic, The New York Times, and The New Yorker magazines. She hosted a five-hour PBS television series inspired by A Natural History of the Senses. She received the Orion Book Award for The Zookeepers Wife. Her other awards include the Abbie Copps Poetry Prize, Black Warrior Poetry Prize, Pushcart Prize, Peter I. B. Lavan award, and the Wordsmith award. She has taught at a variety of universities, including Columbia and Cornell.

R. Scott Appleby is Professor of History and the John M. Regan Jr. Director of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of The Ambivalence of the Sacred: Religion, Violence, and Reconciliation and "Church and Age Unite!": The Modernist Impulse in American Catholicism .

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Tradition: Ethical Roots of Spiritual Social Activism
Judaism
Christianity
Islam
Jainism
Hinduism
Buddhism
Confucianism
Taoism
"Nature"
Precursors of a Liberating Faith
from Women, Resistance and Revolution
from "Women's Speaking"
from "Abuses and Uses of the Bible"
"Feminist Theology, 1880-1900"
"Prejudice against the Colored Man"
"The Sin of Slavery and Its Remedy"
from Christianity and the Social Crisis
from Rerum Novarum: "The Condition of Labor"
from A Letter Concerning Toleration
Gandhi, the Exemplar
Selections from His Writings
"Gandhi in the Twenty-First Century"
Overviews of Transformation: The Sacred, the Social, and the Political
"The Struggle between Two Voices of God in Torah"
"The Justice of Transcendence and the Transcendence of Justice"
from The Silent Cry: Mysticism and Resistance
from Qur'an, Liberation, and Pluralism: An Islamic Perspective of Interreligious Solidarity against Oppression
"The Social Teachings of the Buddha"
from Moral Man and Immoral Society
from "Jesus of Nazareth/Christ of Faith: Foundations of a Reactive Christology"
"How Christians Become Socialists"
"Beyond the Enlightenment Mentality"
"Justice, Justice Ye Shall Pursue"
"Letter from a Birmingham Jail"
from Black Theology and Black Power
from A Theology of Liberation
"Toward the 'Rights of the Poor': Human Rights in Liberation Theology"
"The Martyrs' Living Witness: A Call to Honor and Challenge"
from Gaudium et Spes: Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World
from Economic Justice for All
"Love Is the Measure" and "Our Brothers, the Communists"
from Disarmed and Dangerous: The Radical Life and Times of Daniel and Philip Berrigan
"Faith Takes a Seat at the Bargaining Table"
"Religion and the Fall of Communism"
"A Catholic Rural Ethic for Agriculture, Environment, Food, and Earth"
"Globalization and the Perennial Question of Justice"
"Mammon and the Culture of the Market: A Socio-Theological Critique"
"Sarvodaya"
"Alternatives to Consumerism"
"Islamic Banking"
"Statement of Indigenous Nations, Peoples, and Organizations"
"Voices of the Peoples--Voices of the Earth: Indigenous Peoples--Subjugation or Self-Determination?"
from The Disabled God: Toward a Liberatory Theology of Disability
The Liberation of Gender
from "The 'Why' and 'What' of Christian Feminist Theology"
"Prophetic Tradition and the Liberation of Women: A Story of Promise and Betrayal"
from Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism from a Feminist Perspective
"In Search of Women's Heritage"
from "Islam, Women, and Gender Justice"
"The Feminine Critique"
"A Theology of Pro-Choice: A Feminist Perspective on Abortion"
"Every Two Minutes: Battered Women and Feminist Interpretation"
from "Ministry to Women: Hearing and Empowering 'Poor' Black Women"
"Ecology Is a Sistah's Issue Too: The Politics of Emergent Afrocentric Ecowomanism"
from The Men We Long to Be: Beyond Lonely Warriors and Desperate Lovers
"Rituals of Healing: Ministry with and on Behalf of Gay and Lesbian People"
"Resolution on Same-Gender Officiation"
The Wholeness of Peace
"Religion and Conflict Transformation"
"Jesus' Third Way"
"The Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings of the Order of Interbeing"
"The Christian Challenge: Love Your Enemies"
from The Journey toward Reconciliation
"Founding Statement"
from "Speak Truth to Power"
"Resisting the Forces of Death" and "'No' to the Vietnam War"
"Toward a Theology of Resistance"
"September 11, 2001: A Pacifist Response"
"The Meaning of This Hour"
This Sacred Earth: Religion and Environmentalism
"Saving the World: Religion and Politics in the Environmental Movement"
"Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Environmental Futures"
"An Aboriginal Perspective on the Integrity of Creation"
"To Save All Beings: Buddhist Environmental Activism"
"Faith, God, and Nature: Judaism and Deep Ecology"
"Islam and Deep Ecology"
"The Universe Story: Its Religious Significance"
"The Trinity and Human Experience: An Ecofeminist Approach"
"The Chipko Women's Concept of Freedom"
"Race, Sacrifice, and Native Lands"
The Earth Charter
"The Cochabamba Declaration on Water: Globalization, Privatization, and the Search for Alternatives"
"Evangelical Declaration on the Care of Creation"
Address of His Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
"The Theological Basis of Animal Rights"
From the Heart: Rituals, Prayers, Celebrations
"Breaking Ground: A Traditional Jewish Lesbian Wedding"
Worship Resources Earth Day Sunday
"Dance to Heal the Earth"
"Peace Prayers of the People"
"Remember We Are One"
"All That Has Divided Us Will Merge"
"Please"
"School Prayer"
"When Did We See You Hungry?"
Peace Seeds
Further Study
Permissions
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