Return Blessings | Ecofeminist Liturgies Renewing the Earth (Neu)
Blessing the Earth that Blesses Us
Return Blessings probes the interrelatedness of ecology and feminism. It vividly describes how ecofeminism values women and nature, and seeks to resist their associated exploitation and domination.
Using the framework of the four seasons, Dianne L. Neu presents sixteen liturgies that are designed to celebrate the sacred power that originates and emanates from the Earth. The author prompts readers to reflect on issues of ecojustice, and invites participants to pray and work for the healing of the Earth in order to free all creation from the devastation of racism, colonialism, classism, and gender privilege.
About the Author
Dianne L. Neu is the co-founder of W.A.T.E.R. - Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual - in Silver Spring, Maryland. The liturgies were created with W.A.T.E.R.'s feminist liturgy community and various international feminist and justice gatherings.
Paperback: 250 pages