Laurel Kearns is Associate Professor of Sociology and Religion and Environmental Studies at Drew Theological School and the Graduate Division of Religion. She received her M.A. and PhD in the Sociology of Religion from Emory University, and has researched, published and given talks around the globe on religion and environmentalism for over 20 years. In addition to helping found the Green Seminary Initiative, now hosted at Drew, she has been a board member of GreenFaith and a recipient of their Honoree award, and served on the American Academy of Religion sustainability task force. She currently serves on the Sustainability Committee of Drew University, the Religion and Ecology group of the AAR and the editorial board of Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture and Ecology. A list of her publications, in addition to EcoSpirit, co-edited with Catherine Keller, can be found on her website. She has contributed chapters to volumes such as The New Evangelical Social Engagement, the Oxford Handbook on Climate Change and Society, the Blackwell Companion to Modern Theology and their Companion to Religion and Social Justice, Religion in Environmental and Climate Change, God’s Earth is Sacred, Love God, Heal the Earth, Earth and Word, the Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature andThe Spirit of Sustainability, as well as a many others.
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