Advancing Nonviolence and Social Transformation - New Perspectives on Nonviolent Theories - Heather Eaton

Advancing Nonviolence and Social Transformation - New Perspectives on Nonviolent Theories - Heather Eaton

Current Trends and New Perspectives on Nonviolent Theories

Advancing Nonviolence and Social Transformation - New Perspectives on Nonviolent Theories - Heather Eaton

Heather Eaton [+-]
St. Paul University, Ottawa, Canada
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Heather Eaton is a Full Professor in Conflict Studies program at Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada. She completed an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in ecology, feminism and religion. Dr. Eaton has engaged with inter-religious responses to the ecological crisis, the relationship among ecological, feminist and liberation theologies, and connections between religion and science. She has also been involved in conferences, workshops, teaching and publishing in these areas. Her authored and edited books include: The Intellectual Journey of Thomas Berry: Imagining the Earth Community (2014), Ecological Awareness: Exploring Religion, Ethics and Aesthetics with Sigurd Bergmann (2011), Introducing Ecofeminist Theologies (2005) and Ecofeminism and Globalization: Exploring Religion, Culture, Context (2003) with Lois Ann Lorentzen. She has also published numerous academic articles. She is on the board of the journal Worldviews: Global Religions, Environment and Culture, the steering committee of the Religion and Ecology session of the American Academy of Religion, and past president of the Canadian Theological Society. Her recent work includes: a) the intersection of religion, science and ecology and specifically among evolution, Earth dynamics and religious imagination; b) peace and conflict studies on gender, ecology, religion; c) animal rights; and d) nonviolence.

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This introduction to the volume poses the question of how to best talk about nonviolence in the current geopolitical context and outlines the goals of this book, which are to affirm and expand the thinking on nonviolence. The viewpoint is that nonviolence is both a theoretical and practical option for resisting violence and for constructive social change. The chapter also relates the origins of the book.

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Eaton, Heather. Current Trends and New Perspectives on Nonviolent Theories. Advancing Nonviolence and Social Transformation - New Perspectives on Nonviolent Theories. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 1-15 Nov 2016. ISBN 9781781794722. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=31985. Date accessed: 17 Jun 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.31985. Nov 2016

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