A degraded habitat will produce degraded humans. If there is to be any true progress, then the entire life community must progress.
Thomas Berry

The Rights of All Beings

The Rights of All Beings

Apr 2, 2023-- "The UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights, inspired by Franklin D Roosevelt's four freedoms, outlines the rights to which humans are equally and inalienably entitled: of speech and religion, from want and fear. They are our global guiding principles for protecting humans from humans essential in establishing the legal frameworks within which humanity can operate freely to express ourselves, move privately, own property, and gather lovingly. Thomas Berry, the eco-spiritual visionary, found such declarations fundamentally flawed. They reserved all rights for humans and recognized none for nature. The great body of scientific inquiry uncovered a clear problem with this anthropocentric framework: there is a deep interconnectedness between all natural systems in which we humans are inseparably included. But operating freely in our own interest, disconnected from nature, we tend to pollute and disrupt the natural world..." More in this piece by Eric J. Krans (1339 reads)


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