When I found out that the current issue of Unbound focuses on“Hope for Eco-Activists: Discovering an Environmental Faith,” I joyfully, yet naively thought, “of course, another article on faith and the environment.”
I say “naively” because while I work day-in and day-out on the intersection(s) of climate change and faith, sometimes I forget that the rest of the human population isn’t doing the same. That’s not say that the world isn’t full of diverse issues that need our attention but rather that I find myself so immersed in “my work,” that when a journal such as this finds its way to my desk, my first reaction is, “Of Course! Of course this is a journal about environmental issues and faith. Isn’t that what all journals are about?” And then I remember, feeling somewhat saddened, that my reaction reflects my perspective on how things should be, not how they actually are. In fact, religious journals such as these completely focused on environmental issues are a rarity, a true gem, in my line of work.