Experiencing the ecological awakening
Science and theology offer reliable global insights about the interconnectedness of life and matter in all forms throughout the universe. This enriches our understanding of the world as a source of deep contemplation and sacred activity, calling us to the heart of what it means to be inclusive and reconciled in all ways with the Whole. It challenges us to re-evaluate prior perceptions, previous understanding, and unquestioned practices.
The Asia Pacific Region is home to the most abundant and diverse of animal and vegetative species on the planet. However, we humans have looked at Mother Earth primarily in terms of what we can get from her. We have pillaged her resources and destroyed the balance of nature in the process.
The reality is that those with the fewest natural, environmental, and economic resources are those most harmed by environmental destruction. Those most vulnerable are women and children. Likewise, indigenous communities suffer and are threatened by environmental destruction.
Good Shepherd seeks to view our cosmos anew, with a vision of justice.
A new story of the Universe.
A new understanding that we are not the masters of the earth but just one of the members in the community of life.
A Vision of the web of life as a system of connections where everything is interrelated, interconnected and inter-dependent.