Religions worldwide celebrate Earth's abundance and sustenance, and call on humankind to give thanks, practice compassion, seek justice, and be mindful of future generations. Here, leaders from many faith traditions, along with writers who hold nature sacred, articulate the moral and spiritual imperative of stewardship and share personal stories of coming to understand humans' unique power and responsibility to care for creation. Holy Ground features essays, sermons, and other short pieces from, among others, Pope Benedict XVI, Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I, Islamic scholar Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Rabbis Zoe Klein and Arthur Waskow, Evangelical pastors Joel Hunter and Brian McLaren, environmental justice proponents Allen Johnson and Kristin Shrader–Frechette, Native American novelist Linda Hogan, and writers Wendell Berry, Gary Snyder, Terry Tempest Williams, and David James Duncan. In a world polarized by "culture wars," religious extremism, and political manipulation, this collection is a sure sign of hope.
About the Author
Lyndsay Moseley is the Director of Advocacy for the American Lung Association's Clean Air Campaign. From 2005-11 Moseley worked at the Sierra Club as a Federal Policy Representative for the Beyond Coal Campaign and as a Faith Partnerships Coordinator with the Environmental Partnerships project. Prior to that she was a program associate with the Interfaith Climate and Energy Campaign for National Religious Partnership and a research assistant at the University of Tennessee's Energy, Environment, and Resources Center. She worked as a lay leader and pastor at Georgetown Community Church form 2003-06. Moseley is co-editor of Holy Ground: A Gathering of Voices on Caring for Creation and a board member of Grace and Race Ministries, Inc. She holds a BA in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, a Master of Public Administration from the University of Tennessee, and a certificate in spiritual formation from Wesley Seminary.