For millions of the worlds poorest people, land is life and affects their food, shelter and very survival. There are close links between the struggle for land, human rights and justice. Dennis Carroll proposes and ethical approach which connects ecology and care for the environment with social justice.
Starting from the Judaeo-Christian tradition the author offers a prophetic vision of the new millennium, interspersed with memories of the land struggle in Irish history and similar struggles across the globe today.
This challenging study suggests that our link to the land is part of our common humanity in that we come from the earth and return to it. It reflects on ethical and Christian interpretations of land from a global viewpoint and offers pointer to influence the current debate on land ownership and control.
Dennis Carroll ha s a continuing interest in justice and environmental issues and was for many years a member of TrÃƒÂ³caireÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Executive. At present, he teaches historical theology at Trinity College Dublin. He has written What Is Liberation Theology? And Towards A New Story of the Earth. In 1998, he published a collection of biographical essays on radical Irish clergy entitled Unusual Suspects.