La Causa and Environmental Justice: César Chávez as a Resource for Christian Ecological Ethics

  title={La Causa and Environmental Justice: C{\'e}sar Ch{\'a}vez as a Resource for Christian Ecological Ethics},
  author={K. O’Brien},
  journal={Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics},
  pages={151 - 168}
  • K. O’Brien
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics
CHRISTIAN ECOLOGICAL ETHICISTS INCREASINGLY RECOGNIZE THAT MORAL response to contemporary problems such as mass extinction and climate change must incorporate and build upon established movements for social justice. This essay contributes to that work by learning from the twentieth-century union organizer César Chávez and his advocacy for justice and environmental health among farm workers. I argue that understanding key themes of Chávez’s morality in his context, particularly the universality… Expand
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