Monday, May 21, 2007

Reflections on poverty and climate change

Reflections on poverty and climate change
by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori
Before I became a priest, I was a professor of oceanography. One of the things I learned was that oceanographers couldn't just study squid or fish in isolation. We had to study interconnected systems. We had to understand not only the animals' environment, such as the water, but its chemistry and circulation, the atmosphere above the ocean and the geology below it. And that, I believe, is how we must understand our world: We must see everything, and everyone, as interconnected and intended by God to live in relationship.

(Read the whole article at the SF Chronicle, here.)

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