Matthew Fox on Waking Up to Climate Change
Matthew Fox is a theologian and Episcopal priest who was a Dominican friar for 34 years. His 32 books have been translated into 58 languages, including his recently revised “Confessions: The Making of a Post-Denominational Priest.” The following is a segment from Fr. Fox's 2015 article, Why Battling Climate Change Requires a Spiritual Rebirth:
I define spirituality as “waking up” and I am not alone in this — the great Indian mystic of the 15th century, Kabir, said: “You have been sleeping for hundreds of millions of years. Why not wake up this morning?” Both St. Paul and Jesus talk about “waking up.” We humans have been in a deep sleep, especially in the West, mesmerized by our own doings and gadgets and projections, but the crisis at hand is a wake-up call.
Our religions must change and be part of the solution and not the problem. My work for 45 years in bringing back the creation spirituality tradition has obvious implications for renewing Western religion but also for other religions as well.
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