Mining for Christ

Eco-Justice in Contexts of Resource Extraction

  • Jan Hendrik Pranger Concordia College
Keywords: resource extraction, indigenous peoples, social ethics

Abstract

This article discusses the social and ecological impacts of fracking for oil on religious communities in Western North Dakota. Attention is furthermore given to racial tensions between the settler and indigenous communities that have become pronounced within churches in relation to the repudiation of the discovery doctrine and the protests at the Standing Rock Reservation against the North Dakota Access Pipeline in the fall of 2016.

Author Biography

Jan Hendrik Pranger, Concordia College

Jan Hendrik Pranger is Associate Professor for World Christianity, Department of Religion, Concordia College, USA.

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Published
2019-04-05
How to Cite
Pranger, J. H. (2019). Mining for Christ. Interreligious Studies and Intercultural Theology, 3(1-2), 125-148. https://doi.org/10.1558/isit.38336
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