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Ocean of Love – Science, Policy, and Spirituality of the World Water Crisis

Science, Faith and the Climate Crisis

ISBN: 978-1-83982-987-1, eISBN: 978-1-83982-984-0

Publication date: 17 June 2020


Marc Andrus, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California, argues that the water crisis is in fact a spiritual crisis. He draws together personal experience and scripture, especially the story of the flood in Genesis and the account of Jesus walking on the water in Mark's Gospel, to reflect on the relationship between humanity and the rest of creation. He details some of the devastating consequences of our continued disregard of the earth's delicate ecosystem, including fresh water scarcity, plastic pollution, species loss and endangerment, and climate refugees. He ends with a review of the role of faith bodies in addressing the water crisis, through theological interpretation and practical action.



Andrus, M.H. (2020), "Ocean of Love – Science, Policy, and Spirituality of the World Water Crisis", Myers, S., Hemstock, S. and Hanna, E. (Ed.) Science, Faith and the Climate Crisis, Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 93-113.



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