Ecology and Justice Series

Ecology and Justice:
An Orbis Books Series on Integral Ecology

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The Ecology and Justice Series published by Orbis Books seeks to integrate an understanding of the Earth as an interconnected life system with concerns for just and sustainable systems that benefit the entire Earth. Books in the series concentrate on ways to:


  1. Reexamine the human-Earth relationship in light of contemporary cosmological thought.
  2. Develop visions of common life marked by ecological integrity and social justice.
  3. Expand on the work of those who are developing such fields as eco-social ecology, bioregionalism, and animal rights.
  4. Promote inclusive participative strategies that enhance the struggle of the Earth’s voiceless poor for justice.
  5. Deepen appreciation for and expand dialogue among religious traditions on the issue of ecology.
  6. Encourage spiritual discipline, social engagement, and the reform of religion and society toward these ends.

Viewing the present moment as a time for responsible creativity, this series asks authors to speak to ecojustice concerns from the Christian community, from the world’s other religious traditions, from secular and scientific circles, and from new paradigms of thought and action.

Advisory board members for the Ecology and Justice Series include: Mary Evelyn Tucker, John A. Grim, Leonardo Boff, and Sean McDonagh.

Books already published in the Ecology and Justice Series include:

  Title Author
Christian Future and the Fate of Earth Thomas Berry
On Care for our Common Home, Laudato Si’:
The Encyclical of Pope Francis on the Environment

Pope Francis, with commentary by Sean McDonagh
Creation's Wisdom: Spiritual Practice and Climate Change*
Daniel Wolpert
Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor Leonardo Boff
Defending Mother Earth: Native American
Perspectives on Environmental Justice

Jace Weaver, ed.
Earth Community, Earth Ethics Larry L. Rasmussen
Earth Ethics James Martin-Schramm, Daniel Spencer, and Laura Stivers
Ecology and Liberation: A New Paradigm* Leonard Boff
Ecowomanism: African American Women and Earth-Honoring Faiths Melanie L. Harris
Fugitive Faith: Conversations on Spiritual,
Environmental, and Community Renewal*
Benjamin S. Webb, ed.


Good News for Animals?* Charles Pinches and Jay B. McDaniel, eds.
Healing Breath: Zen Spirituality for a
Wounded Earth*
Ruben L. F. Habito
Hellfire and Lightning Rods* Frederick Ferré
The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos:
Humanity and the New Story

(revised edition)
Brian Thomas Swimme
Inspired Sustainability: Planting Seeds for Action
Erin Lothes Biviano
Jesus the Wisdom of God: An Ecological Theology*
Dennis Edwards
Just Water: Theology, Ethics, and Fresh Water Crises
(revised edition)
Christiana Zenner
Living Cosmology: Christian Responses to Journey of the Universe
Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, eds.
Loving Water across Religions: Contributions to an Integral Water Ethic
Elizabeth McAnally
Passion for the Earth* Sean McDonagh
With Roots and Wings: Christianity in an Age of Ecology and Dialogue*
Jay B. McDaniel
Sustainability: Economics, Ecology, and Justice* John B. Cobb, Jr.
The Tao of Liberation: Exploring the
Ecology of Transformation

Mark Hathaway and Leonardo Boff
Theology for Earth Community: A Field Guide* Dieter T. Hessel, ed.
A Theology of Dao** Heup Young Kim
Women Healing Earth: Third-World Women on Ecology, Feminism, and Religion
Rosemary Radford Ruether, ed.
Women, the Earth, the Divine* Eleanor Rae
Worldviews and Ecology: Religion, Philosophy, and the Environment Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, eds.

* out of print
** out of print but still available in Kindle format


Global Environmental Justice Documentaries

The Global Environmental Justice Documentaries collection has many films on the topic of ecology and justice. This project is a curated compilation of 25 documentaries selected by faculty who wrote the accompanying teacher's guides. It was first released April 2019 and is now available at 47 colleges and universities. The subscriptions, which support the project, are especially low, thanks to underwriting provided by the Luce Foundation.