Get Your Copy of Claiming Earth as Common Ground by Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Kiener

Jun 2, 2009 | What's New

with a foreword by the Rev. Canon Sally Bingham
Claiming Earth full cover

We’ve been passing this book around the office all day. Connecticut IPL‘s Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Kiener and all of the brilliant contributors write poetically, and hopefully, about the opportunity for people of faith to come together to heal creation. Get your copy today!

“The people and ideas captured here are at the heart of transforming our tired and broken relationship with the planet we live on. It’s a vital book.”

Bill McKibben, author, Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future

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Can religious people save the environment?
Can the environmental challenge save religion?

Our planet is in trouble, and it will take an amazingly large and powerful force to shift into a more sustainable way of living. Spiritual leader and environmental activist Andrea Cohen-Kiener tells us that people of faith have the numbers, the passion, and the mandate to do it-and that nothing else is strong enough to counterbalance “business as usual.”

In this urgent call to action, 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 God’s creation. Cohen-Kiener and contributors clearly outline the shared values of our faith traditions that drive our commitment to care for the earth. Acknowledging the challenges in working together to implement positive change, they present steps-both big and small, for individuals and groups-for reversing our direction from consumption to sustainability.

Contributors  include:

  • Rev. Woody Bartlett, founder, Georgia Interfaith Power and Light
  • Rev. Tom Carr, National Council of Churches Working Group on the Environment
  • Rev. Donna Schaper, senior minister, Judson Memorial Church, New York City
  • Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, Religious Witness for the Earth
  • Eboo Patel, executive director, Interfaith Youth Core
  • Dr. Lowell “Rusty” Pritchard, national director of outreach, Evangelical Environmental Network

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