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Professor Debra Rienstra's Refugia Faith

Professor Debra Rienstra's Refugia Faith

Calvin English professor, Debra Rienstra, has published a new book with Fortress Press titled Refugia Faith: Seeking Hidden Shelters, Ordinary Wonders, and the Healing of the Earth. This recent publication was reviewed in The Christian Century, June 15

Rienstra asks “How must we adapt Christian spirituality and practice in order to become healers of this damaged earth?” The answer she gives is that we must become better citizens. The proverbial 'they' will not think of something. She writes: "‘They’ is us. ‘They’ is me.'"

Other newer books with the same themes of earthkeeping (healing) and human responsibility, from a perspective of faith:

And for more inspiration, tune into the Refugia podcast, hosted by Debra Rienstra.

- Posted July 15, 2022 by Kathy DeMey (2:56 PM)