World Environment Day 2014

“Our mistreatment of the natural world diminishes our dignity and sacredness, not only because we are destroying resources that future generations of humans need but because we are engaging in actions that contradict what it means to be human. Our tradition calls us to protect the life and dignity of the human person, and it is increasingly clear that this task cannot be separated from the care and defence of all creation.”

Renewing the Earth: An Invitation to Reflection and Action on Environment in light of Catholic Social Teaching. 1991

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