Doing Climate Justice

Theological Explorations


The struggle against the climate crisis and for a livable future on earth raises profound questions of justice that call for theological engagement. Anchored in concrete situations of climate vulnerability and responsibility, this volume investigates the theological epistemologies, practices and imaginaries that have profoundly shaped climate politics in the past and explores possible theological reformulations that can open up sustainable and just futures. With these critical and constructive theological reflections inspired by Liberation Theology, it seeks to contribute to practices of climate justice by inspiring the development of socially and economically just ways of living in global, interspecial community.

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Jan Niklas Collet is research assistant for systematic theology at the Institute for Catholic Theology, University of Cologne, Germany. His research focuses on political theology and liberation theology in dialogue with critical development research, theological understandings of and contestation to the global rising of far-right policies, and theological approaches to climate justice.
Judith Gruber is professor of systematic theology at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and the director of KU Leuven's Centre for Liberation Theologies. Her research focuses on the intersection of systematic theology and critical cultural studies, with particular specializations in intercultural theology and postcolonial theology.
Wietske de Jong-Kumru holds a Philosophiae Doctor in Theology from the Protestant Theological University in Amsterdam. Until 2020, she was a Professor for Protestant Theology at Europa-University Flensburg, Germany. Her main research interests are religion, postcolonialism, and gender.
Christian Kern is research assistant at the Institut for Catholic Theology, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany. His research combines systematic theology and performative political theories.
Sebastian Pittl is head of the Department of Dogmatics at the Faculty of Catholic Theology, University of Tübingen, Germany. His research focuses on liberation theologies, postcolonial theologies, political theologies, and the relationship of theology and university.
Stefan Silber is professor of Systematic Theology at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences in Paderborn, Germany, and visiting professor at various universities in Latin America. He specializes in Liberation and Postcolonial Theologies.
Christian Tauchner studied Theology at the Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule St. Gabriel and is a Divine Word Missionary from Austria.
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