Pluralities, Faith, Social Action

The contributions to this dossier try to address the challenges facing us in plural ways. The crisis is multi-pronged- at once economic, social, cultural, political, ecological and spiritual. Individual authors have offered their own distinctive lens for the reader.

Radical Vision
I call for a rejection of the homogenising tendencies of capitalism that reduces natures (including humans) to the category of a resource, whose main goal then becomes serving capitalism’s profiteering logic. Rather, I argue for recognition of the plurality of natures surrounding us and of the ways in which it is possible to live - with and in - them.
Annie James
Cultural Practices and Plural Imagination
Many major religions remain anthropocentric, but this shift in sensibility towards a more ecological world view is of profound significance, given the huge numbers of adherents that each of these religions claims and their impact on thinking and behavior.
John Clammer
Faith and Social Action
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”
Charles Dickens (The tale of two cities)