Ecology and Christology

  title={Ecology and Christology},
  author={Kwok Pui‐lan},
  journal={Feminist Theology},
  pages={113 - 125}
  • K. Pui‐lan
  • Published 1 May 1997
  • Environmental Science
  • Feminist Theology
About three hundred years ago, several hundred members of the Bishnoi community in Rasjasthan, led by a woman, Amrita Devi, attempted to save their sacred Khejri trees by clinging to them. Thus began the Chipko movement, a women’s grassroots movement in India to save the forests for food and fuel for their poor communities.l The word ’chipko’ means to hug or to embrace. Today, the situation of poor women is even worse than three hundred years ago. The world’s population has since multiplied… 

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