The book is the final result of the 5th Pan African Conference by the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians (The Circle) that took place in Botswana Gaborone in July 2019. The book centers on the growing global ecological crisis and how different stakeholders are impacted by it. For example, climate change has and will continue to have a major impact on African women who primarily depend on the land for their livelihoods. Contributions therefore re-imagine and re-interpret human relationships with Earth by interrogating how religious and cultural constructions that connect gender to Earth impact the lives of African women. Each contribution probes these constructions and re-imagines them for the empowerment of Earth, African continent, African women, and their communities.
Contributions are by scholars from religious studies, theology, environmental law and policy, tourism, Agricultural science, national resources, and economics who explore life-affirming and life-enhancing human relationships to Earth in the face of a growing global environmental crisis. It is divided into three parts namely: Creation, the Trinity, and Mother Africa; Caring for Mother Africa; Mother Africa, her daughters’ In/fertility, and gender relations. The significance of this book lies therein that it sheds light on the lived (and unseen) realities of individuals while contributing meaningfully to the scholarly community, policymakers, faith-based organizations, and the general public.