Just over twenty years ago, the David Suzuki Foundation came up with the Declaration of Interdependence that I've copied below. It affirms the interdependence of all species, acknowledges the mistakes that human beings have made, and expresses the desire to live in harmony with all of creation:
weaving the thin layer of life enveloping the world.
so as not to break the web of life that connects all living things.
You're most welcome to join me in this exercise... Now, I think I'll go cook a vegetarian meal.
“Our present ecological crisis, the biggest single practical threat to our human existence in the middle to long term, has, religious people would say, a great deal to do with our failure to think of the world as existing in relation to the mystery of God, not just as a huge warehouse of stuff to be used for our convenience.”Looking for more Simple Suggestions? Try here.
- Archbishop Rowan Williams