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Climate Politics and the Power of Religion

Edited by Evan Berry

Contributions by Andrew Thompson, Ken Conca, David T. Buckley, Kelly D. Alley, Ana Mariella Bacigalupo, Roger-Mark De Souza, Neeraj Vedwan and J. Brent Crosson

Published by: Indiana University Press

304 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in, 1 b&w photo

This book can be purchased from this website 60 days before the publish date

  • Paperback
  • 9780253059062
  • Published: March 2022

$40.00

This book can be purchased from this website 60 days before the publish date

  • Hardcover
  • 9780253059055
  • Published: March 2022

$80.00

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  • eBook
  • 9780253059086
  • Published: March 2022

$39.99

How does our faith affect how we think about and respond to climate change?

Climate Politics and the Power of Religion is an edited collection that explores the diverse ways that religion shapes climate politics at the local, national, and international levels. Drawing on case studies from across the globe, it stands at the intersection of religious studies, environment policy, and global politics.

From small island nations confronting sea-level rise and intensifying tropical storms to high-elevation communities in the Andes and Himalayas wrestling with accelerating glacial melt, there is tremendous variation in the ways that societies draw on religion to understand and contend with climate change.

Climate Politics and the Power of Religion offers 10 timely case studies that demonstrate how different communities render climate change within their own moral vocabularies and how such moral claims find purchase in activism and public debates about climate policy. Whether it be Hindu nationalists in India, Catholic priests in Peru, or working-class activists concerned about an injured Gaia in Trinidad—religion affects how they all are making sense of and responding to this escalating global catastrophe.