Not only for the sake of man: Asian feminist theological responses to Laudato Si'

Sharon A. Bong

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    n this chapter, I foreground the voices of Asian Catholic feminist theologians and activists from the Ecclesia of Women in Asia (EWA), who value the intersection of climate justice and gender justice. I bring their voices into conversation with Pope Francis in his latest encyclical letter Laudato Si’ on climate justice.¹ Although these voices are not a direct response to the encyclical, they nevertheless offer not only a gendered but, more importantly, a feminist counterpoint to the church’s teachings on humanity (anthropology) and, more specifically, on the nature-human relationship that is intrinsic to an appraisal of a much-anticipated encyclical.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPlanetary Solidarity
    Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Women's Voices on Christian Doctrine and Climate Justice
    EditorsGrace Ji-Sun Kim, Hilda P. Koster
    Place of PublicationMinneapolis MN USA
    PublisherFortress Press
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)9781506408934
    ISBN (Print)9781506432625
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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