RELG-371: Theological Investigations
Environmental Health and Protection | Natural Resources and Conservation | Religion
Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement
The interconnections of climate justice and social inequalities are paired together in a concept named 'Ecowomanism'. Originally inspired by Melanie L. Harris, ecowomanism uses spiritual theologies, experiences, and memories to discuss the post-modern struggles that women of African and indigenous descent face in society, which can then find solutions to such injustices in a reconnection to nature. In this paper, I argue that adopting an environmental paradigm inspired by the spiritual theology of ecowomanism in the United States, which acknowledges the connection between oppression and violence against communities of color to the violence and domination of the environment, a more inclusive and effective methodology can be used to solve the problems of social and earth injustices.
Augustana Digital Commons Citation
Karon, Alexis K.. "Ecowomanism: A Solution to Climate and Social Injustice" (2020). Religion: Student Scholarship & Creative Works.