When God Isn't Green: A World-Wide Journey to Places Where Religious Practice and Environmentalism Collide

When God Isn't Green: A World-Wide Journey to Places Where Religious Practice and Environmentalism Collide

Jay Wexler


In this vigorous, round-the-world journey, legislations professor and stand-up comedian Jay Wexler explores the intersection of faith and the environment.

Did you recognize that

   • In Hong Kong and Singapore, Taoists burn paper cash to soothe “hungry ghosts,” filling the air with smoke and unsafe pollutants?
   • In Mumbai, Hindus hold twenty-foot-tall plaster of Paris idols of the elephant god Ganesh into the ocean and depart them at the ocean ground to represent the impermanence of lifestyles, extra polluting the scarce water assets of western India?
   • In Taiwan, Buddhists working towards “mercy unencumber” catch thousands of small animals and unencumber them into beside the point habitats, killing the various animals and destroying ecosystems?
   • In crucial the US, palm frond revenues to US shoppers for Palm Sunday celebrations have helped decimate the rain forests of Guatemala and southern Mexico?
   • In ny, Miami, and different huge US towns, Santeria fans sprinkle mercury of their residences to fend off witches, poisoning these houses for future years?
   • In Israel, on Lag B’omer, a vacation commemorating a recognized rabbi, Jews make such a lot of bonfires that the smoke should be obvious from house, and journeys to the emergency room for bronchial asthma and different pulmonary stipulations spike?

Law professor and stand-up comedian Jay Wexler travels the globe so one can comprehend the complexity of those difficulties and learn the way society can top tackle them. He feasts on whale blubber in northern Alaska, bumps alongside at the back of a battered jeep in Guatemala, clambers down the crowded shores of Mumbai, and learns tips on how to pluck a lifeless eagle in Colorado, all to respond to the query “Can non secular perform and environmental safeguard coexist?”

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