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Ecology

"`Nature' was transformed in the european pean mind from a self-organizing, living system to a mere raw material for human exploitation, needing management and control.""    - Vandana Shiva ; Quoted by George E. Tinker in Spirit and Resistance: Political Theology and American Indian Liberation


"Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter the land I am going to give you, the land itself must observe a sabbath to the LORD. For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops. But in the seventh year the land is to have a year of sabbath rest, a sabbath to the LORD. Do not sow your fields or prune your vineyards. Do not reap what grows of itself or harvest the grapes of your untended vines. The land is to have a year of rest. Whatever the land yields during the sabbath year will be food for you—for yourself, your male and female servants, and the hired worker and temporary resident who live among you, as well as for your livestock and the wild animals in your land. Whatever the land produces may be eaten."    - Torah Redactors ; Leviticus 25.2-7


“These metaphors of spirit over nature, mind over body, as male over female, master over slave, also sanction the hierarchies of social domination. They are made to appear to be ‘natural’; not as social constructs but as the tiers of a necessary and divinely created order of things.”    - Rosemary Ruether ; To Chang the World: Christology and Cultural Criticism


“Women must see that there can be no liberation for them and no solution to the ecological crisis within society who fundamental model of relationships continues to be one of domination”    - Rosemary Ruether ; New Women New Earth: Sexist Ideologies and Human Liberation


"Then the land will enjoy its sabbath years all the time that it lies desolate and you are in the country of your enemies; then the land will rest and enjoy its sabbaths. All the time that it lies desolate, the land will have the rest it did not have during the sabbaths you lived in it."    - Torah Redactors ; Leviticus 26.34-35


"When all the trees have been cut down, when all the animals have been hunted, when all the waters are polluted, when all the air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover you cannot eat money."    - Cree Nation ; Cree Prophecy


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