Ecomartyrdom in the Americas: Living and Dying for Our Common Home

Ecomartyrdom in the Americas

By Elizabeth O’Donnell Gandolfo. Explores the meaning of environmental defenders whose care for our common home has cost them their lives. Connects their witness in relation to three recent developments in Catholic theology: the expanded understanding of martyrdom to include those who die in defense of gospel values (justice, concern for the poor); the expansion of Catholic social teaching to include care for creation; and the call for interreligious dialogue and cooperation. Read more.