It was through my association with the Columban Sisters that I began to learn just how crucial the Subanen culture is as a voice on behalf of a renewable Earth. The Subanens regarded their habitat as a sacred community to be cherished, not as a collection of resources to be exploited.Articles, environment, portal
A new spirituality of creation is emerging, one deeply tied to the fate of the Earth. The stakes – the fate of the Earth and future generations – are high. Indigenous communities and women play a crucial role. The spirituality of creative nonviolence is deeper and more holistic, rooted in the gift of creation.Articles, environment, portal
Columban representatives Scott Wright (left), Peter Hughes (right) and Amy Echeverria (centre) at the Pre-Synod Conference on the Amazon at Georgetown University with Archbishop Bernardito Auza and Luis Cardinal Tagle, from Manila.
We all have moments in our lives, like my daughter’s birth, when we feel both the immensity and intimacy of life tightly wound together. The Synod on the Amazon is one of those moments in the life of the Church – a moment when the Church, the people of God, and all of Creation are totally universal and utterly unique at the same time.Articles, environment, portal
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Indigenous leaders from across the Amazon Basin met in Bogotá calling for the consolidation of the biggest environmental and cultural corridor in the world (Cesar David Martinez/Avaaz).
Sirito’s grandfather was a spiritual leader for his indigenous community, whose ancestral land is on the coast of Suriname in the Pan-Amazon region. When colonial hunters came to their land, Sirito’s grandfather prayed for the sea turtles and all the animals. Later, when the tourists came and polluted the local rivers, Sirito’s grandfather performed a ritual asking for the water’s forgiveness.
"What was the most significant event in history?" Miss Cahill seemed agitated when she strode into the class for her lesson, and started pointing to each girl in turn, speedily going round the whole class. "The industrial revolution" the first blurted out, and this was echoed by the rest of that row. Halfway down the second row, with Miss Cahill looking displeased, one girl remembered how religious she was and said, "The Birth of Christ". She seemed less severe.
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