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Hospitable Planet: Faith, Action, and Climate Change.

Stephen Jurovics, Ph.D.

2204, 2020

A Biblical Perspective on the Oceans

By |April 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

A realization that many of the diverse efforts to improve the environment are supported by both biblical texts and scientific findings has motivated many people of faith to act on these efforts for those dual [...]

2003, 2020

“Dominion” in Genesis 1 Is not an Obstacle

By |March 20th, 2020|0 Comments

“Dominion is an obstacle,” said Bishop William Barber (www.breachrepairers.org) as we shook hands in the hallway. “Yes,” I replied, “I covered that extensively in my book.” “I know,” he said, and walked on.  With “dominion” [...]

304, 2019

Testimonial from Vincent dePaul Professor

By |April 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

I was delighted to receive an e-mail from a Vincent dePaul Professor at DePaul University in Chicago who used Hospitable Planet in a seminar on ethics and ecology. The professor wrote: I wanted to let [...]

2403, 2019

West Raleigh Presbyterian Church

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810, 2018

Climate Change and the Midterms

By |October 8th, 2018|0 Comments

The vast majority of Americans who want to mitigate the effects of climate change can make that happen: they just need to vote in accord with that desire.

1007, 2018

Stephen Jurovics speaking at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Raleigh, NC.

By |July 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Video clip filmed at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Raleigh, NC. Video is opening of talk about book, Hospitable Planet: Faith, Action, and Climate Change. Find out more at http://hospitableplanet.com.

Endorsements

Hospitable Planet: Faith, Action, and Climate Change seeks to fill the gap in religious and secular texts by providing both a compelling biblical case for action on climate change and by identifying substantive measures to mitigate climate change and how to achieve their implementation.

Churches can massively reduce their impact on God’s good earth if they understand the Bible’s mandate to care for creation and develop practical skills to decrease their energy use. This book hits the target directly on both counts.

Stephen Jurovics’ book is an important work of witness: faith and connection to God should lead us to save and heal our planet from a looming environmental catastrophe. Based primarily on the Five Books of Moses, sacred to both Christians and Jews, this book is written with passion, wisdom, and intelligence. The author’s sensitivity enables him to speak movingly to people of faith, offering a handbook on the Bible’s greatest mandate for mortal existence – to choose life for the earth (which is the Lord’s) and all its inhabitants.

As a pastor for 30 years, a psychologist, and a civil rights activist for 55 years I am convinced that Hospitable Planet has provided a powerful objective strategy for why we all must work together (i.e. science, faith, business, politicians, community folks) to ensure that climate change, global warming, and environmental justice are the civil rights issues for this century. Read this book. Share its message. Now – get involved!! We can and must make the difference!!

Take action – it starts with you.

“The book seeks to enroll a hitherto under-represented, though large and influential, portion of the U.S. population in addressing climate change: committed American Christians, of all denominations. If members of this faith community not yet involved in mitigating climate change began demanding a forceful response, I believe it would bring the country to the tipping point of full engagement. If America engages, most of the world community not yet committed will follow and a de-fusing of the climate change crisis will be underway.” – Excerpt from the Overview of Hospitable Planet: Faith, Action and Climate Change

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