This month, Oxford University Press publishes On Earth as in Heaven: Ecological Vision and Initiatives of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, collecting the theological-environmental works of His All Holiness, Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome, and Ecumenical Patriarch. In this position, Patriarch Bartholomew is the spiritual leader of an estimated 300-million Orthodox Christians worldwide. The Patriarch is also geographically situated to promote understanding and tolerance between Western Christianity, Eastern Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.
Moreover, the Patriarch has championed an approach to environmental issues that combines spiritual command, scientific research, and political action. For more on the Patriarch’s work in this area and specific undertakings, please follow the jump. Continue reading