The Fellowship of Life
a Christian-based vegetarian group founded in 1973


We have to care for and respect life on our planet

The current attitude to abortion being expressed by so many politicians is totally in conflict with an ecological view of creation.

The manifold cruelties we inflict on our fellow creatures, human or otherwise, stem from views that other life can be treated as merely a means to an end.

The ecological destruction ravaging the planet reflects the view that a tree, a species, a rainforest, or the earth itself is of no intrinsic value, and suitable for sacrifice of economic, political or social purposes.

We are often told that the criterion for life is 'independently viable existence'.

Independent of what, may I ask? All life on earth is interdependent, something we seem all too eager to ignore.

We depend on our own and on other species and on the biosphere for our existence.

I don't expect my life would be viable for very long independent of other people, not to mind the planet itself.

As individuals and as a society, we would do well to lose some of our human-centred, egocentric arrogance and replace it with a respect and care for all life.

Coun. David Healy,

(Green Party - Dublin)

The Universe

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