Religious Perspectives on Climate Change

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The editors of CrossCurrents ( seeks contributions for a special issue on religious perspectives on climate change. The editors welcome scholarly, activist, experiential, and artistic approaches. We will consider: scholarship in the environmental humanities, religious studies, theology, philosophy of religion, history of religions, comparative religion, and related approaches; personal essays, testimony, witness, memoir, and manifesto; anthropological, ethnographic, and eyewitness accounts of climate activism; and artistic responses to local environments in the midst of change. Contributors may wish to engage particular texts, traditions, and rituals; institutional documents, such as Laudato Si', the "Islamic Declaration on Climate Change," and "Climate Change: An Evangelical Call to Action;" or they may focus on sites of struggle, such as Fukushima, Ogoniland, Bangladesh, the Amazon, Alberta, and the Great Barrier Reef; or they may examine activist movements such as Idle No More, Interfaith Power & Light, Reclaiming, Black Lives Matter, the Cowboy and Indian Alliance, and 350. Though CrossCurrents has practiced interfaith dialogue among "world religions," contributions from or about indigenous, Neopagan, and other marginalized traditions are encouraged. Prose manuscripts may range between 500 and 10,000 words, depending on genre. Brief proposals are due by September 15, 2015; manuscripts are due October 31, 2015. Submissions should be sent to Anthony Lioi at with the subject line "religious perspectives on climate change."