Suggested Readings on Faith and the Environment
Environmental Justice in a Moment of Danger, Julie Sze
This book explores the ways in which environmental injustices have manifested across racial and class divides in disproportionate ways. By exploring dispossession, deregulation, privatization, and inequality, this book explores environmental justice struggles and offers cautiously hopeful stories for the future.
Love God, Heal Earth, Rev. Canon Sally Bingham, founder of Interfaith Power & Light
Religious leaders from diverse faith communities respond to the most controversial question of our time: Can we save the earth? The answer could hinge on the phenomenon of the fast-growing interfaith religious environmental movement.
Love in a Time of Climate Change: Honoring Creation, Establishing Justice, Sharon Delgado
This book explores the themes of creation and justice in the context of climate change and challenges readers to consider the ways the ecological disruption disproportionately harms the poor, threatens future generations, and damages God’s creation. Delgado argues that love of God and neighbor requires us to honor creation and establish justice for all people.
Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Change, Leah D. Schade and Margaret Bullitt-Jonas
This book includes wisdom from twenty-one faith leaders, scientists, community organizers, theologians, and climate activities who are grappling with the reality of climate change. They share stories of grief, hope, and faith and offer insight and motivation to guide readers toward a more just and sustainable future.
Spirit in Nature: Teaching Judaism and Ecology on the Trail, Matt Biers – Ariel
Through 27 engaging activities, this interactive book awakens hikers of all ages to the miracles of God’s creations along the trail. A special index highlights the connection between key Jewish values and the wonder of nature.
Claiming Earth as Common Ground: The Ecological Crisis through the Lens of Faith, Andrea Cohen – Kiener
In this book, Andrea Cohen-Kiener gathers insights from ecology coalitions, emerging theologies, and spiritual and environmental activists to rally and inspire us to work across denominational lines in order to fulfill our sacred imperative to care for Gods creation.
A Person is Like a Tree: a Sourcebook for Tu Beshvat, Yitzhak Buxbaum
This book is the only sourcebook available for celebrating the Jewish holiday of Tu BeShvat, also traditionally known as the “New Year of the Trees.”
Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible, Ellen F. Davis
This book examines the theology and ethics of land use, especially the practices of modern industrialized agriculture, in light of critical biblical exegesis.
Green Deen: What Islam Teaches about Protecting the Planet, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin
In this book, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin draws on research, scripture, and interviews with Muslim Americans to trace Islam’s preoccupation with humankind’s collective role as stewards of the Earth.