Honoring God’s Precious Gift: Nature
“A true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.” -Laudato Si (49)
The pursuit of economic development often results in the neglect of the environment. While there are some who profit from the exploitation of nature, the whole of creation is adversely affected by the consequences of environmental abuse- increased levels of pollution, loss of biodiversity, loss of natural resources, destruction of life-sustaining ecosystems, etc.
Must this so-called ‘development’ be pursued at the expense of the environment? How can we realize economic and social growth without destroying nature? Who is responsible for maintaining the integrity of creation for all life yet to come?
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