By Jay Wexler
In this full of life, round-the-world journey, legislation professor and slapstick 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 unsafe pollution?
• In Mumbai, Hindus hold twenty-foot-tall plaster of Paris idols of the elephant god Ganesh into the ocean and depart them at the ocean flooring to represent the impermanence of existence, extra polluting the scarce water assets of western India?
• In Taiwan, Buddhists working towards “mercy unlock” catch hundreds of thousands of small animals and unlock them into beside the point habitats, killing the various animals and destroying ecosystems?
• In crucial the United States, palm frond revenues to US consumers 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 recognized rabbi, Jews make such a lot of bonfires that the smoke may be noticeable from area, and journeys to the emergency room for bronchial asthma and different pulmonary stipulations spike?
Law professor and slapstick comedian Jay Wexler travels the globe so as to comprehend the complexity of those difficulties and find out how society can top deal with them. He feasts on whale blubber in northern Alaska, bumps alongside behind a battered jeep in Guatemala, clambers down the crowded shorelines of Mumbai, and learns the best way to pluck a lifeless eagle in Colorado, all to reply to the query “Can spiritual perform and environmental security coexist?”