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

 

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God's Trees (1974)

By Derek Abbott

Catholic Herald (18/1/74)

In an age when it is increasingly recognised that ecological concern is vital to human survival, it seems churlish of Douglas Brown (December 28) to attribute paganism and tyranny to the harmless conifer.

Surely all trees from the Arctic to the Equator are the work of God. They should be used to celebrate Christmas together with the Cross, the Crib, and more realistic but less abstract forms of symbolism beloved by the Portugese and other Latin peoples.

Reproduced with thanks.

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