Thursday, October 7th
Liturgy, October 3, 2021
Mark's central point is that modern Eco philosophy, Pope Francis and others are all pointing to the intrinsic value of our fellow beings and of nature itself and to the sacredness of nature.
This is a shift from traditional progressive church leadership, which pointed to humans as "stewards of the earth". This move to respect the inherent value, sacredness and personality of nature also moves us closer to traditional Indigenous beliefs.
It is a great source of hope and optimism that we can transform our society into one in greater harmony with nature and the environment, and one that motivates us in the spiritual and activist life.