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 inspired by Liberation Theology, it seeks to contribute to practices of climate justice by inspiring the development of socially and economically just ways of living in global, interspecial community.
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.