Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation
This is a grand prophetic book motivated by love and focused on justice – social justice, ecological justice and dignity for “the least of these.” Don’t miss it!
– Cornel West
Cynthia Moe-Lobeda’s Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological and Economic Vocation takes the form of a powerful contribution to Christian ethics, but in fact it is also a major contribution to anyone in any religious or spiritual tradition who seeks to maintain both a commitment to God and to global… [ read more ]
– Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor, Tikkun
Cynthia Moe-Lobeda’s book is one of the strongest statements yet to be made on the intricate connections between ecology and justice. The powerful stories and persuasive arguments lay the groundwork for the necessary transformations ahead. it will be a catalyst for change!
– Mary Evelyn Tucker, Director, Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology
“Those of us (myself included) who know our excessive consumption is causing ecological and economic disasters should read Professor Moe-Lobeda’s new book. It is the best one-volume analysis of our moral dilemma I know of and, even better, it suggests principles and practices to help deal with it.”
– Sallie McFague, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Theology Emerita, Vanderbilt
About the book
The increasingly pressing situation of Planet Earth poses urgent ethical questions. The earth crisis cannot be understood apart from the larger human crisis—economic equity, racial justice, social values, and human purpose are bound up with the planet’s survival. With climate change, humankind hovers on a precipice. A “great work” is before us: To forge ways of living together that allow Earth’s life-systems to flourish and that diminish the soul-shattering gap between those … [ read more about the book ]
About the author
Cynthia Moe-Lobeda has lectured or consulted in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and many parts of North America in theology and matters of climate justice, economic justice, environmental racism, economic globalization, moral agency, public church, and eco-feminist theology. She is author of Healing a Broken World: Globalization and God (Fortress, 2002), Public Church: For the Life of the World(Fortress, 2004), and numerous articles and chapters. She is co-author of The Bible and Ethics: A New Conversation (Fortress, 20187), Francis and the Foolishness of God (Orbis, 1993), and Say to this Mountain: Mark’s Story of Discipleship (Orbis, 1996).