Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Religious Environmental Movement

The Renewal documentary shows how Americans from the Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and Muslim traditions are starting to become caretakers of the Earth.

"RENEWAL offers a comprehensive overview of what different religions are doing about the awesome devastation of Earth’s life systems now taking place. The filmmakers’ vision of the problem and understanding of viable solutions show rare depth of perception and are matched only by their sense of the urgency of action if we are to realize our hopes for the future."—Thomas Berry, who died this year, speaks powerfully in a video linked here.

In an interview a few years ago, Berry stated “From here on, the primary judgment of all human institutions, professions, programs and activities will be determined by the extent to which they inhibit, ignore or foster a mutually enhancing human-Earth relationship.” Thomas Berry's essays resonate today. You may enjoy reading them at his foundation website.

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