"We are all connected," writes Katharine Jefferts Schori, "as human beings with each other, as one nation with all other nations, and as the human species with the whole of our environment. At a population of 7 billion we can no longer, if we ever could, afford to ignore those interconnections. The welfare of the least among us and around us will eventually be our own."
In this book, Jefferts Schori explores those connections as she looks at the intersections of faith with the major issues of our day: poverty, climate change, the economy, health care. How does faith speak to those issues, and what is the faith response? How can believers from an astonishing variety of faith traditions find common ground while honoring the divine, serving one another and creating a deeper community? The Heartbeat of God will be an up-close look at the "secular" issues of our day that have profoundly religious roots.
Adapted from Bishop Jefferts Schori's many speeches and sermons delivered around the country and around the world, the chapters in The Heartbeat of God will look at the many ways our faith and our lives are intimately woven together. The author of course writes from the perspective of her Christian tradition, but also reaches out with sensitivity and grace to an interfaith audience.