What does it mean to love our neighbours in a world that is warming? That is just one of the questions dealt with in A Climate of Justice. Justice, we are reminded, is important to Christians because justice reflects God’s character. There are many issues of justice that currently concern Christians: the refugee crises and the treatment of asylum seekers; the ways in which indigenous people around the world are treated, including the way in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples lag behind non-indigenous Australians. Dr. Mick Pope examines these and other justice issues through the lens of the Parable of the Good Samaritan, as well as within the context of climate change. What will come as a surprise to many is the role climate change is found to play in addressing these key issues of justice.
Dr. Mick Pope serves as Professor of Environmental Mission, in the School of Ecological Mission and Ecotheology and Ecomissiology Specialist in the School of Theological Studies at Missional University. His credentials include a B. S. (Honours) from Monash University (AU); M.S. in Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Sydney (AU); Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training, Australian Institute of Management (AU); Scholar in Theology Certificate, Tyndale College (AU); Graduate Studies, South African Theological Seminary, (ZA); and a PhD in Meterology from Monash University, (AU). He is coordinator of Ethos Enivonment, the environmental working group of Ethos: EA Centre for Christianity and Society and has published papers on ecotheology and ecomissiology in leading academic journals.