Monday, May 30, 2011


interesting connection: ESADE, LACAIXA, EARTH CHARTER, NWO

M. Dolors Oller i Sala

is a Doctor of Law at the University of Barcelona, a Professor of Social Ethics in the Institute of Religious Sciences of Barcelona (ISCREB) and a
collaborating Professor in the Department of Social Sciences of ESADE

"This booklet finds its origin in the conference that took
place on March 12th 2007 in Girona, as part of the course
«Beliefs and Society», organised by the Caixa Girona
Foundation and the Diocese of Girona, in the Cultural
Centre of Caixa Girona-Fontana d’Or."

from page 27: "The ecological crisis that we are
suffering now offers us the opportunity
to learn how to live another way,
restoring this fair balance which is also
sought in the Map of the World (b.f.: meaning "Earth Charter"),
a declaration of fundamental ethical
principles and a code of practice, with
the aim of becoming a universal code of
conduct to guide people and nations
towards sustainable development
Globalisation has made us realise
again that we are part of the same
species that share the same biosphere.
And here is another important aspect
that religions could help to develop:
caring; taking care of the human being
and of the eco-system in order to avoid
the excesses of consumerism and the
destruction of the environment. The
social crisis that we are going through is
closely linked to the ecological crisis,
since both have the effect of harming
our shared home, that is the Earth,
opening the door to the destruction of
eco-systems and making it impossible
to live together harmoniously. Together
they share the same origin «the crisis of
human awareness».
It is only through dialogue between
different religious and cultural
traditions that we can find the antidote
to the consuming anxiety facing
western civilisation.
The East has a lot
to say and to teach us on the subject of
caring for and showing respect towards
all of Creation, as well as controlling
our superfluous needs. We should not
forget that Eastern religious traditions
(Hinduism, Buddhism, and other
indigenous religions) place a great
emphasis on the harmony of man and
Nature, while religions from the Semitic
tradition (Judaism, Christianity and
Islam) place the emphasis on man and
lean towards suggesting his dominion
over Nature. Eastern religions and
cultures have a more holistic approach
and put man on the same level as other
living things, always emphasising
harmony and balance. If being a
politician means taking care of people
and their needs, and carrying this out
with justice, we can then understand
the importance of the role of women in
building these new models, as well as
the sensibilities that need to be taken
into account when forming a new type
of politics. The feminine aspect of
caring links perfectly well with the
notion of compassion that is so typical
of Eastern religious traditions, as well as
with the idea of a compassionate and
kind God, whose great mercy is spoken
about in the Old Testament, and also
communicated through the life and acts
Jesus of Nazareth.
Humanity needs to form an alliance
to take care of the Earth and each other.
What would make this alliance possible
is the notion of sustainability
and taking
care, or behaving in a benevolent,
respectful and non-aggressive way
towards Nature which would allow us
to regenerate that which has been
devastated, and go on to proudly take
care of what remains of our natural
habitat, of which we form part, and with
which we share a common destiny "...! LINK

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

all together now! sing kumbaya...