An eye-opening look at spiritually motivated action against corporate globalization
Features * Offers an incisive overview and theological analysis of global economic institutions and their effects * Reveals the larger cultural and social import of globalization * Reports stories of nonviolent resistance to corporate globalization and gives examples of sustainable alternatives
Humanity faces a living hell of widespread poverty, social upheaval, repression, war, ecological collapse, and human misery. The destructive forces at work in this crisis are not abstract or irreversible, but emerge from actual institutions that hold political, economic, and military power. This book presents an overview of the workings of the institutional "Powers" that make up the system of corporate globalization, including transnational corporations, rule-making bureaucracies such as the IMF, World Bank, and WTO, and enforcement establishments such as the US military/industrial complex.
This book points toward an alternative future that includes spiritual awakening, reverence for God's creation, faith-led resistance, hope for the earth, and personal and social transformation. It suggests ways that people of faith can join with others to "shake the gates of hell," resisting the horror of a barren, violent, and poisoned future, while developing viable alternatives to help build a peaceful, just, and sustainable world.
Part One analyzes major threats facing humanity that are exacerbated by economic globalization: loss of biodiversity, climate change, toxic pollution, harmful technologies, growing inequity, social disruption, violence, terror, and war.
Part Two provides an overview of the global economy and adroitly sketches the structure, ideology, and functioning of economic globalization and the institutional "Powers."
Part Three asks what people of faith can do about this global crisis, and points to Jesus as one who demonstrates the power of faith-led resistance and hope for transformation.
Sharon Delgado is an ordained United Methodist minister and is founder and Executive Director of Earth Justice Ministries. A longtime activist and advocate for peace, justice, and the environment, she lives in Nevada City, California.
People working together for peace, justice and sustainability.