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In this article we seek to question assumptions about territorial ownership and nation-state sovereignty over the use and exploitation of land as a first step towards doing environmental justice, turn to Christian sources prompting fresh thinking about land and human relationship to the natural environment, bring biblical and patristic thought into conversation with two contemporary Christian environmental justice responses calling us back to our creaturely connection to land, and, finally, rationalize an eco-theology and its implications for an ethic in which right relationship with God and neighbor demands a right and just relationship with the creation.

In: Doing Climate Justice
Anchored in concrete struggles for climate justice, this volume offers constructive theological contributions to the development of just ways of living in an inter-special community.
The struggle against the climate crisis and for a livable future on earth raises profound questions of justice that call for theological engagement. Anchored in concrete situations of climate vulnerability and responsibility, this volume investigates the theological epistemologies, practices and imaginaries that have profoundly shaped climate politics in the past and explores possible theological reformulations that can open up sustainable and just futures. With these critical and constructive theological reflections, it seeks to contribute to practices of climate justice by inspiring the development of socially and economically just ways of living in global, inter-special community.

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Liberating theologies focus primarily on the poor and the relationship between reality and faith perspectives. The editors of this volume present their shared views while sticking to their different theoretical approaches regarding universality and particularity, epistemology, culture and economy. Taking reality and particularly climate issues seriously as well as the consequences for the poor, different social actors, including academia are seen in their different roles in the engagement for a world the humans share with other kinds of being.

In: Doing Climate Justice