Stretching the notion of neighbor

Hoekenga, Christine
November 2007
High Country News;11/26/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 22, p8
An interview with Reverend Peter Sawtell, founder of a nonprofit organization called Eco-Justice Ministries is presented. When asked about the relation of eco-justice in Christianity, he refers to a theological principle that combines social and economic justice with ecological sustainability. Sawtell emphasizes the passage of the Bible informing to love God and neighbors through developing ecological balance. He believes that science and religion have to exist together to strengthen morality.


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