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Mary Evelyn Tucker

Daring to Dream: Religion and the Future of the Earth

Daring to Dream: Religion and the Future of the Earth

by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim

There is a dawning realization from many quarters that the changes humans are making on the planet are comparable to the changes of a major geological era. The scientific evidence says we are damaging life systems on Earth and causing species extinction at such a rate as to bring about the end of our current period, the Cenozoic era, and ushering in the Anthropocene.

Treasure House for Interfaith Climate Activists

The Forum on Religion and Ecology – A Profile

How Faith Communities Are Supporting the Earth

Historian Lynn White, Jr. kick-started a discussion of religion and the environment in 1967 with an article in Science titled “The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis.” Environmental disasters were accelerating in the sixties in America and helped establish an annual Earth Day celebration in 1970. White, a distinguished professor at UCLA, laid the blame for an uncaring, abusive, destructive attitude towards nature on Christianity’s door. White’s brilliance and the audacity of the claim gave rise to a host of discussions, approving and disapproving, that eventually led in many different directions.