By Jay Wexler
In this energetic, round-the-world journey, legislations professor and stand-up comedian Jay Wexler explores the intersection of faith and the environment.
Did you recognize that
• In Hong Kong and Singapore, Taoists burn paper cash to soothe “hungry ghosts,” filling the air with smoke and hazardous pollution?
• In Mumbai, Hindus hold twenty-foot-tall plaster of Paris idols of the elephant god Ganesh into the ocean and go away them at the ocean ground to represent the impermanence of existence, additional polluting the scarce water assets of western India?
• In Taiwan, Buddhists working towards “mercy release” trap thousands of small animals and unencumber them into irrelevant habitats, killing some of the animals and destroying ecosystems?
• In crucial the USA, palm frond revenues to US clients for Palm Sunday celebrations have helped decimate the rain forests of Guatemala and southern Mexico?
• In big apple, Miami, and different huge US towns, Santeria fans sprinkle mercury of their flats to fend off witches, poisoning these houses for future years?
• In Israel, on Lag B’omer, a vacation commemorating a well-known rabbi, Jews make such a lot of bonfires that the smoke could be obvious from area, and journeys to the emergency room for bronchial asthma and different pulmonary stipulations spike?
Law professor and stand-up comedian Jay Wexler travels the globe which will comprehend the complexity of those difficulties and learn the way society can most sensible tackle them. He feasts on whale blubber in northern Alaska, bumps alongside at the back of a battered jeep in Guatemala, clambers down the crowded shores of Mumbai, and learns find out how to pluck a useless eagle in Colorado, all to respond to the query “Can spiritual perform and environmental defense coexist?”
From the alternate Paperback edition.