Reflections

A Magazine of Theological and Ethical Inquiry from Yale Divinity School

Spring 2019 | Crucified Creation: A Green Faith Rising

Among the many challenges we face, one of them threatens every human on our planet: the unsustainability of our current ecological course. Some think this is a scientific and technological problem. It is true that it cannot be addressed without science and technology, yet science alone will not solve the crisis. Gus Speth, former dean of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies at Yale, has been widely attributed to say: “I used to think the top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse, and climate change. But I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed, and apathy.” Speth went on to say that “to deal with those issues we need a spiritual and cultural transformation – and we scientists do not know how to do that.” Speth was right. - Gregory E. Sterling

“This matter of admitting the true nature of a problem before setting about rectifying it, or even pretending to, is of utmost importance.” – Lorraine Hansberry...

It was still dark when I woke to an urgent knocking on the front door and someone calling out. I made my way down the dim hall tugging on my robe and found my neighbor on the...

Amid all the alarming environmental news of our time we need cause for rejoicing, for renewing hope. And there is cause. The work of engaged scholars and theologians along...