This essay describes a relationship between two unlikely groups – a small Baptist Church in South Texas and Tar Sands Blockade in their efforts to fight the construction of the southern section of the Keystone-XL pipeline. Data were primarily collected from published data sources. It is argued that this relationship was made possible because each group held relatively non-gnostic commitments about social justice. This was true even though they had very different religious views. Gnosticism as a social phenomenon is explored, and it is suggested that modern idealism with its disregard for the environment is a type of “secular gnosticism.”
Williams, Jerry L.
"Fighting the Keystone-XL Pipeline: Unlikely Partners,"
The Journal of Faith, Education, and Community: Vol. 1
, Article 1.
Available at: http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/jfec/vol1/iss1/1