-- appeared in the October 2010 issue of the OSLE-India newsletter --
A new book titled Moral Ground and subtitled ‘Ethical Action For A Planet In Peril’ has been published by the Trinity University Press. The Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu, in is foreword, comments that all ‘the articles in this book tell us the oral ground we stand on.' He writes: “They are a clear call to action. We are called to understand that climate change is a moral challenge, not simply an economic or technological problem. We are called to honor our duties of justice, to prevent the enormities of climate change, as the price of the lifestyles of the privileged is paid by millions of poor people, in the loss of their livelihoods and their lives. We are called to honor our duties of compassion, to prevent the suffering of millions of innocent people, especially the hungry children.”
Edited by Kathleen Dean Moore, Professor of Philosophy at Oregon State University, and Michael P. Nelson, Associate Professor of Environmental Ethics at Lyman Briggs College at Michigan State
University, ‘Moral Ground brings together the testimony of over 80
visionaries — theologians and religious leaders, scientists, elected
officials, business leaders, naturists, activists, and writers — to present a diverse and compelling call to honor our individual and collective moral
responsibilities to our planet.' The President of OSLE-India, Dr. Nirmal
Selvamony, has contributed to this tome an article titled ‘Sacred Ancestors, Sacred Homes.'
There is a special 40% discount price of $15, excluding shipping at the rate of $6 for the first book and $1 for each additional copy. The 504-page hardback book’s original price is $24.95. A good beginning to combating climate change is to own a copy of this book. ISBN 13: 978-1-59534-066-5.
For further details, check out tupress.org.