The Sisters of Loretto Share a Kinship With the Earth
An anthropologist looks to a religious community of women in rural Kentucky for scientifically informed lessons in land stewardship. Could they be a model for activists and policymakers to move beyond partisan approaches to climate change?
Published by Sapiens Anthropology Magazine on 11/11/2021
Lorettos offer a way of talking about climate change as a social problem to which science can provide a clear, supportive lens. Their approach doesn’t rely on every member of the public having to parse the meaning of a carbon dioxide measurement in parts per million. Instead, it says: The seeds of a resilient planet are already all around, and by first recognizing and then strengthening the community of life, humans—and the planet—are better off.
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