Starting in 2018, students in ENR 3470, Religion and Environmental Values in America, were given the option to focus their term papers on writing a sub-chapter for this book. The first printing of the book in autumn of 2019 includes Natalie Pax’s sub-chapter and Sophie Manaster’s co-authored main chapter (chapter 6). Eight more student chapters are currently under review for inclusion in December of 2019, under the editorship of Dr. Hitzhusen. The titles of these forthcoming sub-chapters are found in the table of contents, and the text of these chapters will be added when the review process is complete. If other readers or students would be interested to submit a sub-chapter for possible inclusion in the book, please contact Dr. Hitzhusen. It would be wonderful for this book to increasingly resemble the larger dialogue that will be needed with everyone if we are to collectively meet the challenges of sustainability and flourishing that face all life on Earth, so contributions from far and wide are most welcome.
The topic of religion and the environment is almost infinitely diverse, and no one book could ever cover all of the worthy and interesting topics connected to this subject, but these student chapters can add a measure of the much wider dialogue and range of ideas that make up the landscape of religion and environmental values in America and beyond.