Fred Bahnson on Christianity and Climate Change

Climate change raises existential questions—ones that, some argue, exist more comfortably in the realm of morality than science. So might the world’s religious traditions help us face the challenges of the Anthropocene in a new, and sustained, way?  Listen to author Fred Bahnson speak with Orion editor Helen Whybrow about “The Ecology of Prayer,” his essay in the 35th Anniversary issue of the magazine, and about his effort to reclaim Christianity as an “earthier” faith.

Fred Bahnson is the author of Soil and Sacrament. His essays have appeared in Harper’s, Oxford American, Image, Orion, The Sun, Washington Post, and Best American Spiritual Writing. He teaches at Wake Forest University School of Divinity.