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Solidarity Ethics: Transformation in a Globalized World

Solidarity Ethics

Transformation in a Globalized World

Rebecca Todd Peters (Author)


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Rebecca Todd Peters argues for an ethic of solidarity as a new model for how people of faith in the first world can live with integrity in the midst of global injustice and shape a more just future.

Addressing the economic and social structures of our globalized context, Peters shows how a concrete ethics rooted in the Christian tradition of justice and transformation is deeply informed by solidarity and relationality. Utilizing these theologically rich resources, an ethics of relational reflection, action, and construction is provided as an avenue for building viable strategies for social transformation.
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9781451465587
  • eBook ISBN 9781451469875
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 160
  • Publication Date January 1, 2014


"Rebecca Todd Peters has probed deeply the social and economic structures of global divisions and injustices. She proposes an ethic of solidarity to link first- and third-world societies and to help build a more just world."
—Rosemary R. Ruether
Claremont School of Theology
"Rebecca Todd Peters offers us a transformative faith, grounded in ways to eat, work, buy, live, and love each other so that we can move toward a just, peaceful, sustainable earth. It is a must-read for those who seek solidarity across lines of difference and know salvation must include the whole people of God and creation itself."
—Rita Nakashima Brock
Brite Divinity School
“An ethics of solidarity is our salvation from the globalization of the economy, which creates wealth for the very few at the cost of stomach-wrenching poverty for the many. This is why Rebecca Todd Peters' book must be read by all interested in theologically-based models that bring liberation to the least of these. In the hopelessness caused by neoliberalism, Peters helps us imagine what we can do to move closer toward an economically just global society.”
—Miguel A. De La Torre
Iliff School of Theology
"Authentic religions are born in a burst of moral energy, stoked by a passion for compassion and justice. If Christianity is sliding into irrelevance it is because fiery prophetic voices like that of Rebecca Todd Peters have not reached into the chilled hearts of those who without moral warranty call themselves Christians."
—Daniel C. Maguire
Marquette University
"Solidarity Ethics is a model of Christian feminist social ethics—relational, outward-reaching, global, justice-oriented, and spiritually illuminating."
—Gary Dorrien
Union Theological Seminary

“This morally challenging book by Rebecca Todd Peters should be read by all who are concerned about the gross economic disparities in today’s world and what they can do to change them. Solidarity Ethics not only provides a compelling treatise on ‘solidarity’ as a theological and ethical principle but sets forth strategies for how it can be embodied by individuals and communities both here at home and far away.”
Peter Paris
Princeton Theological Seminary

"With meticulous scholarship about economics and Christian ethics offered in easily accessible language, Rebecca Todd Peters has crafted a tour de force account of solidarity ethics. This is a resource teeming with insights for U.S. Christian audiences willing to honestly grapple with what it means to build justice-oriented global relationships in the face of the many structural inequalities and entrenched forms of U.S. imperialism that divide us."
Traci C. West
Drew University