Catholic Priest, environmental philosopher, grandfather of the religious ecology movement
by Jay Walljasper, Jon Spayde, and the Editors of Utne Reader
"The natural world is subject as well as object. The natural world is the maternal source of our being as earthlings and the life-giving nourishment of our physical, emotional, aesthetic, moral, and religious existence. The natural world is the larger sacred community to which we belong. To be alienated from this community is to become destitute in all that makes us human."