Troubled Waters: Religion, Ethics, and the Global Water Crisis

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2008 - Nature - 227 pages
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Water although it covers more than two-thirds of the earth's surface, clean, potable water is in critically short supply. As more and more people globally show greater interest in what their religious traditions say about our natural world, Troubled Waters: Religion, Ethics, and the Global Water Crisis examines the central role of water in various traditions and rituals, arriving at creative new ways to approach the growing water crisis worldwide. Chamberlain outlines many of the current water problems and lays out clear principles for action that engaged citizens from various traditions can undertake to meet the growing water challenges through conservation and water management policies. The book describes many religious practices from around the world that help sustain and restore water by using new technologies and reviving old ones. Offering creative suggestions for both personal practices and group action, Chamberlain advocates conservation, preservation, and restoration of our troubled waters."
  

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This book helped me out a lot with my Religion Paper on water's impact on religion. Thanks so much to Gary Chamberlain!

Contents

Introduction
1
Water in Indigenous and Asian Traditions
11
Water in Abrahamic Western Traditions
39
Water A Biography
63
Water and the Human Cycle
79
A Tenuous Relationship Human Need and Water Resources
93
Water Management Privatization Problems and Resistance
115
Rights to Water and a New Water Ethic
131
I Like Fountain Flow Religion Revisited
155
Where Do We Go from Here?
177
Selected Bibliography
199
Web Resources
211
Index
215
About the Author
227
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\Gary Chamberlain teaches in both the environmental studies and religious studies departments at Seattle University. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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