Cherishing the Earth -- Nourishing the Spirit (Paperback)
This book is intended for anyone searching for a spiritual response to the ecological crisis that confronts us all. The contributors, who include Unitarian ministers, lay people, and children, writing from diverse theological and ethical perspectives, consider what it might mean to live in right relationship with the Earth. Their insights range from the prophetic and political to the practical and intensely personal, but all contributors share a sense of gratitude for the sacred gift of life.
Maria Curtis, the editor and principal contributor, asks what changes we need to make in ourselves and our society if we are to work towards healing the Earth and restoring balance to the global ecosystem: "We need to re-imagine what a healthy relationship between humanity and the natural world might look like, one conducive to the flourishing of all beings on Earth."
The chapters are interspersed with poems, prayers, and short rituals. Each chapter ends with questions for reflection and discussion, providing a resource for small study groups.