Earth: Our Home
Welcome to the weekly CVA blog! In it you will find famous quotes,
news and commentaries.
1. Endangered Aquatic Life
2. Famous quote – Havelock Ellis (1859 - 1939), British
doctor, sexual psychologist and social reformer.
3. Presidential Candidates on Climate Change
4. Bible verse – 2 Corinthians 5:18-20
5. Eat This!
6. So Many Reasons to Be a Vegetarian!
1. Endangered Aquatic Life: Once again, we
learn about the devastating effects of the fishing industry on rivers
and oceans. In this case, Greenpeace is calling for immediate actions in
Greece to replenish depleted fish stocks in the Aegean and Ionian seas
after the European Union (EU) announced lower-than-expected cuts for
2008 catch quotas. Greece has among the largest fishing fleets in the EU
by numbers and in 2006 Greeks fished about 90,000 tons, about half the
amount compared to 1994, mainly due to depleted stocks.
To read the full article please visit
Greece must act to replenish fish stocks: Greenpeace
The devastating effects that the fishing industry is causing in God’s
Creation are pushing us closer to a point of no return. Unless consumers
stop supporting the fishing industry, any change is unlikely to happen.
Being mindful of how our diet affects other creatures and the
environment reflects good stewardship of God’s Creation.
2. "The sun, the moon and the stars would
have disappeared long ago... had they happened to be within the reach of
predatory human hands." ~ Havelock Ellis (1859 - 1939), British
doctor, sexual psychologist and social reformer. From The Dance of Life,
3. Presidential Candidates on Climate Change:
There are many issues to ponder at the time of casting our vote this
year, and climate change is one of them. This article summarizes the
position of some presidential candidates on this issue.
To read the full
article please visit
Factbox: US Presidential candidates on climate change
4. (RSV) 2 Corinthians 5:18-20
"All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself
and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was
reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against
them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. So we are
ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We beseech you
on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God."
Being reconciled to God implies reconciliation with His/Her Creation
as well. By showing compassion, mercy and justice to all creatures, we
are participating in this reconciliation; and therefore, carrying out
5. Eat This! This short, non-graphic,
cartoonish video, exposes the negative effects of raising animals for
food, from environmental degradation to world hunger. It encourages the
audience to be mindful of what we eat and give plant-based foods a
To view the video please visit
6. So Many Reasons to Be a Vegetarian! Pamela
Rice has done an outstanding job at gathering 101 reasons for being a
vegetarian. Some of this might seem very familiar to you, while others
might enrich your knowledge about the tremendous benefits of adopting a
plant based diet, for our health, animals and the environment.
101 Reasons Why I'm a Vegetarian
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