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‘Nature has rights,’ synod participant says at press briefing

October 18, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: “Humanity cannot destroy ecosystems in the name of progress,” said Felicio de Araujo Pontes, Jr., an auditor at the synod. Other participants in the October 17 press briefing (video) discussed inculturation and education.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Oct. 18, 2019 5:54 PM ET USA

    "Nature has rights"? A strange thing to say if he actually said it as quoted. As responsible stewards of creation, we have an obligation to manage our environment (earth and space) in a manner most beneficial to the health and dignity of mankind. We are to choose God over avarice, custody over lustful exploitation, justice over arrogant neglect.