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Lynne White, Pope Benedict XVI and the Ecological Crisis

Respect for creation is of immense consequence, not least because “creation is the beginning and the foundation of all God’s works”, and its preservation has now become essential for the pacific coexistence of mankind. Man’s inhumanity to man has given rise to numerous threats to peace and to authentic and integral human development – wars, international and regional conflicts, acts of terrorism, and violations of human rights. Yet no less troubling are the threats arising from the neglect – if not downright misuse – of the earth and the natural goods that God has given us. For this reason, it is imperative that mankind renew and strengthen “that covenant between human beings and the environment, which should mirror the creative love of God, from whom we come and towards whom we are journeying”.-Pope Benedict XVI, If You Want to Cultivate Peace, Protect Creation, 1 January 2010
Good to see that the Pope is taking leadership in this issue, because Christianity is responsible for a desac…