Listen to a short interview with Sarah McFarland Taylor Host:
Chris Gondek - Producer: Heron & Crane It is perhaps the
critical issue of our time: How can we, as human beings, find
ethical and sustainable ways to live with one another and with
other living beings on this planet? Inviting us into the world of
green sisters, this book provides compelling answers from a variety
of religious communities.
Green sisters are environmentally active Catholic nuns who are
working to heal the earth as they cultivate new forms of religious
culture. Sarah Taylor approaches this world as an "intimate
outsider." Neither Roman Catholic nor member of a religious order,
she is a scholar well versed in both ethnography and American
religious history who has also spent time shucking garlic and
digging vegetable beds with the sisters. With her we encounter
sisters in North America who are sod-busting the manicured lawns
around their motherhouses to create community-supported organic
gardens; building alternative housing structures and hermitages
from renewable materials; adopting the "green" technology of
composting toilets, solar panels, fluorescent lighting, and hybrid
vehicles; and turning their community properties into land trusts
with wildlife sanctuaries.
"Green Sisters" gives us a firsthand understanding of the
practice and experience of women whose lives bring together
Catholicism and ecology, orthodoxy and activism, traditional
theology and a passionate mission to save the planet. As green
sisters explore ways of living a meaningful religious life in the
face of increased cultural diversity and ecological crisis, their
story offers hope for the future--and for a deeper understanding of
the connections between women, religion, ecology, and culture.
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