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9780742525351

Liberating Faith Religious Voices for Justice, Peace, and Ecological Wisdom

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  • ISBN13:

    9780742525351

  • ISBN10:

    074252535X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-11-14
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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This sweeping new anthology shows how religion has joined with and learned from movements for social justice, peace, and ecological wisdom. Liberating Faith surveys the entire range of religious social activism: from liberation theology and feminist religion to ecotheology and peace activism.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xv
Introduction xvii
Part I. Tradition: Ethical Roots of Spiritual Social Activism
1(32)
Judaism
3(7)
Christianity
10(5)
Islam
15(2)
Jainism
17(1)
Hinduism
18(2)
Buddhism
20(4)
Confucianism
24(2)
Taoism
26(3)
``Nature''
29(4)
Luther Standing Bear
Part II. Precursors of a Liberating Faith
33(50)
Women, Resistance and Revolution
35(3)
Sheila Rowbotham
``Women's Speaking''
38(4)
Margaret Fell
``Abuses and Uses of the Bible''
42(3)
Lucretia Mott
``Feminist Theology, 1880--1900''
45(14)
Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
``Prejudice against the Colored Man''
59(3)
Theodore S. Wright
``The Sin of Slavery and Its Remedy''
62(2)
Elizur Wright
Christianity and the Social Crisis
64(7)
Walter Rauschenbusch
Rerum Novarum: ``The Condition of Labor''
71(8)
Pope Leo XIII
A Letter Concerning Toleration
79(4)
John Locke
Part III. Gandhi, the Exemplar
83(20)
Selections from His Writings
85(11)
Mohandas Gandhi
``Gandhi in the Twenty-First Century''
96(7)
Ronald J. Terchek
Part IV. Overviews of Transformation: The Sacred, the Social, and the Political
103(72)
``The Struggle between Two Voices of God in Torah''
105(12)
Michael Lerner
``The Justice of Transcendence and the Transcendence of Justice''
117(13)
Roger S. Gottlieb
The Silent Cry: Mysticism and Resistance
130(4)
Dorothee Soelle
Qur'an, Liberation, and Pluralism: An Islamic Perspective of Interreligious Solidarity against Oppression
134(11)
Farid Esack
``The Social Teachings of the Buddha''
145(5)
Walpola Rahula
Moral Man and Immoral Society
150(3)
Reinhold Niebuhr
``Jesus of Nazareth/Christ of Faith: Foundations of a Reactive Christology''
153(3)
Carter Heyward
``How Christians Become Socialists''
156(7)
Philip Berryman
``Beyond the Enlightenment Mentality''
163(12)
Tu Weiming
Part V. ``Justice, Justice Ye Shall Pursue''
175(142)
``Letter from a Birmingham Jail''
177(11)
Martin Luther King Jr.
Black Theology and Black Power
188(8)
James H. Cone
A Theology of Liberation
196(7)
Gustavo Gutierrez
``Toward the `Rights of the Poor': Human Rights in Liberation Theology''
203(19)
Mark Engler
``The Martyrs' Living Witness: A Call to Honor and Challenge''
222(9)
Daniel Berrigan
Gaudium et Spes: Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World Second Vatican Council, 1965
231(11)
Economic Justice for All U.S. Catholic Bishops, 1986
242(8)
``Love Is the Measure'' and ``Our Brothers, the Communists''
250(3)
Dorothy Day
Disarmed and Dangerous: The Radical Life and Times of Daniel and Philip Berrigan
253(4)
Murray Polner
Jim O'Grady
``Faith Takes a Seat at the Bargaining Table''
257(2)
Rich Barlow
``Religion and the Fall of Communism''
259(3)
Michael Bourdeaux
``A Catholic Rural Ethic for Agriculture, Environment, Food, and Earth'' The National Catholic Rural Life Conference
262(6)
``Globalization and the Perennial Question of Justice''
268(6)
Mary John Mananzan
``Mammon and the Culture of the Market: A Socio-Theological Critique''
274(10)
Harvey Cox
``Sarvodaya''
284(3)
Joanna Macy
``Alternatives to Consumerism''
287(5)
Sulak Sivaraksa
``Islamic Banking''
292(2)
Rami G. Khouri
``Statement of Indigenous Nations, Peoples, and Organizations''
294(2)
``Voices of the Peoples---Voices of the Earth: Indigenous Peoples---Subjugation or Self-Determination?''
296(9)
Michael Dodson
The Disabled God: Toward a Liberatory Theology of Disability
305(12)
Nancy L. Eiesland
Part VI. The Liberation of Gender
317(116)
``The `Why' and `What' of Christian Feminist Theology''
319(10)
Anne M. Clifford
``Prophetic Tradition and the Liberation of Women: A Story of Promise and Betrayal''
329(8)
Rosemary Radford Ruether
Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism from a Feminist Perspective
337(10)
Judith Plaskow
``In Search of Women's Heritage''
347(8)
Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza
``Islam, Women, and Gender Justice''
355(13)
Asghar Ali Engineer
``The Feminine Critique''
368(3)
Fernando Pages Ruiz
``A Theology of Pro-Choice: A Feminist Perspective on Abortion''
371(6)
Beverly W. Harrison
``Every Two Minutes: Battered Women and Feminist Interpretation''
377(9)
Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
``Ministry to Women: Hearing and Empowering `Poor' Black Women'
386(12)
Cheryl Townsend Gilkes
``Ecology Is a Sistah's Issue Too: The Politics of Emergent Afrocentric Ecowomanism''
398(13)
Shamara Shantu Riley
The Men We Long to Be: Beyond Lonely Warriors and Desperate Lovers
411(9)
Stephen B. Boyd
``Rituals of Healing: Ministry with and on Behalf of Gay and Lesbian People''
420(11)
Anita C. Hill
Leo Treadway
``Resolution on Same-Gender Officiation'' Central Conference of American Rabbis
431(2)
Part VII. The Wholeness of Peace
433(56)
``Religion and Conflict Transformation''
435(6)
R. Scott Appleby
``Jesus' Third Way''
441(9)
Walter Wink
``The Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings of the Order of Interbeing''
450(6)
Thich Nhat Hanh
``The Christian Challenge: Love Your Enemies''
456(3)
Naim Stifan Ateek
The Journey toward Reconciliation
459(4)
John Paul Lederach
``Founding Statement'' Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
463(1)
``Speak Truth to Power'' American Friends Service Committee
464(3)
``Resisting the Forces of Death'' and ``'No' to the Vietnam War''
467(9)
Henri Nouen
``Toward a Theology of Resistance''
476(4)
Thomas Merton
``September 11, 2001: A Pacifist Response''
480(6)
Stanley Hauerwas
``The Meaning of This Hour''
486(3)
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Part VIII. This Sacred Earth: Religion and Environmentalism
489(122)
``Saving the World: Religion and Politics in the Environmental Movement''
491(22)
Roger S. Gottlieb
``Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Environmental Futures''
513(6)
Winona LaDuke
``An Aboriginal Perspective on the Integrity of Creation''
519(4)
Stan McKay
``To Save All Beings: Buddhist Environmental Activism''
523(17)
Stephanie Kaza
``Faith, God, and Nature: Judaism and Deep Ecology''
540(11)
Eric Katz
``Islam and Deep Ecology''
551(14)
Nawal H. Ammar
``The Universe Story: Its Religious Significance''
565(8)
Thomas Berry
``The Trinity and Human Experience: An Ecofeminist Approach''
573(9)
Ivone Gebara
``The Chipko Women's Concept of Freedom''
582(4)
Vandana Shiva
``Race, Sacrifice, and Native Lands''
586(4)
Jonna Higgins-Freese
Jeff Tomhave
The Earth Charter
590(6)
``The Cochabamba Declaration on Water: Globalization, Privatization, and the Search for Alternatives''
596(2)
``Evangelical Declaration on the Care of Creation'' Evangelical Environmental Network
598(3)
Address of His Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
601(4)
``The Theological Basis of Animal Rights''
605(6)
Andrew Linzey
Part IX. From the Heart: Rituals, Prayers, Celebrations
611(26)
``Breaking Ground: A Traditional Jewish Lesbian Wedding''
613(6)
Inbal Kashtan
Worship Resources Earth Day Sunday National Council of Churches
619(3)
``Dance to Heal the Earth''
622(2)
Dee Smith
``Peace Prayers of the People'' Episcopal Peace Fellowship
624(5)
``Remember We Are One''
629(1)
Anwar Fazal
``All That Has Divided Us Will Merge''
630(1)
Judy Chicago
``Please''
631(1)
Dalai Lama
``School Prayer''
632(1)
Diane Ackerman
``When Did We See You Hungry?'' Anonymous Lutheran Prayer from France
633(1)
Peace Seeds
634(3)
Further Study 637(4)
Permissions 641(12)
About the Editor 653

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