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Vol. 7 No. 2 (2016)

Vulnerable Waters, Anti-fracking Solidarities, and Blue Theologies: Toward a New Brunswick Case Study between the Global and the Local1

January 5, 2017


This case study explores the spiritual dimensions of environmental activism in the context of water security and the political economy of shale gas industrialization in the overlapping territories of the Wabanaki nations and the province of New Brunswick during the period 2011–14. The findings stress the importance of taking spiritual dimensions of cultural narratives into account when public conflicts arise on how to negotiate the ongoing partnership between the environmental and economic values that are both needed to support the public interest in a sustainable future. The findings also stress the importance of further research in blue theologies.