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Saving the 1600-year-old "church forests" of Ethiopia (scroll down for great photos)

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Michie

    Michie Perch Perkins. Catholic reporter. ;) Supporter

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    In America, some fundamental Christians believe that man has a God-given right to use the earth and all its resources to meet their needs. After all, Genesis says so. But across the Atlantic, a different attitude prevails among followers in Ethiopia, which has the longest continuous tradition of Christianity of any African country. Followers of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Churches believe they should maintain a home for all of God’s creatures around their places of worship. The result? Forests ringing churches.

    Continued- http://blogs.plos.org/blog/2011/02/25/church-forest/
     
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