Environmental Ethics

Publications: 14

Climate Crisis and Creation Care
Environmental Ethics

Climate Crisis and Creation Care In Response to the Call from Halki 111

български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски On the publication of Climate Crisis and Creation Care: Historical Perspectives, Ecological Integrity and Justice and Climate Crisis and Sustainable Creaturely Care: Integrated Theology, Governance and Justice, both edited Christina Nellist (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2021). Today, it is reasonable to suggest that most people…

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The Green Patriarch and Ecological Sin
Environmental Ethics

The Green Patriarch and Ecological Sin

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the enthronement of Patriarch Bartholomew I to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in 1991. As is well known, Patriarch Bartholomew has been dubbed the “Green Patriarch” for his longstanding commitment to environmental issues. He recently marked the dawn of 2021 by holding the 4th Halki Summit on the…

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Should Orthodox Christians Care about the Climate?
Environmental Ethics

Should Orthodox Christians Care about the Climate?

While the Orthodox Church has gained a reputation internationally as a “green” church, largely due to the environmental initiatives of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the reality is much more complicated on the ground. The science behind the human causes of climate change and its catastrophic consequences is settled, but the issue unfortunately remains a sharply divisive…

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Engaging with Appalachia’s Coal Crisis
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Engaging with Appalachia’s Coal Crisis

There’s no whitewashing the dark environmental effects of coal mining and fracking in West Virginia and other parts of Appalachia. Most assuredly, coal is toxic—for the environment, for local economies, and for life more broadly the Mountain State. In “An American Guilt Trip,” his recent article for Public Orthodoxy, Dr. Fr. John Chryssavgis draws on…

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An American Guilt Trip
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An American Guilt Trip

John Steinbeck once wrote: “There is a crime here that goes beyond denunciation . . . There is a failure that topples all our success.” In an effort to witness first-hand the financial, social and personal impact of “black diamonds”—the benefits of which we all enjoy, but the cost of which we all irreproachably disregard—I…

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