Wednesday, April 8, 2009
The web of life
Minato talks of growing up in a large Catholic family and sharing everything with her siblings. Her parents sent all seven of their children to Catholic school. "A Catholic education, in their opinion, came before stuff. And Catholic training reinforced the idea that people are connected, that what happens to a prisoner across the world is our business. Later I expanded the web to include nature. Eroded soil anywhere, I concluded, concerns me." This idea also one of seven the basic principles of Unitarian-Universalism - respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.