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Replenishing the Earth: Spiritual Values for Healing Ourselves and the World
Replenishing the Earth: Spiritual Values for Healing Ourselves and the World | Wangari Muta Maathai
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An impassioned call to heal the wounds of our planet and ourselves through the tenets of our spiritual traditions, from a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize It is so easy, in our modern world, to feel disconnected from the physical earth. Despite dire warnings and escalating concern over the state of our planet, many people feel out of touch with the natural world. Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai has spent decades working with the Green Belt Movement to help women in rural Kenya plant--and sustain--millions of trees. With their hands in the dirt, these women often find themselves empowered and "at home" in a way they never did before. Maathai wants to impart that feeling to everyone, and believes that the key lies in traditional spiritual values: love for the environment, self-betterment, gratitude and respect, and a commitment to service. While educated in the Christian tradition, Maathai draws inspiration from many faiths, celebrating the Jewish mandate "tikkun olam" ("repair the world") and renewing the Japanese term "mottainai" ("don't waste"). Through rededication to these values, she believes, we might finally bring about healing for ourselves and the earth.
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Happy Earth Day! Enjoying the beauty of Mother Nature as I took an #audiowalk at a public garden. Listening to a podcast interviewing Wangari Maathai, an Kenyan woman author, biologist and activist who planted thousands of trees. She was the first African woman and the first environmentalist to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Want to read the selected book written by her. #litsywalkers

erzascarletbookgasm Beautiful! So much greenery 🌳🌱 6mo
Soubhiville So pretty! 6mo
Wife 🌹 6mo
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