“What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us?”
Ka mate te whenua, ka mate te tangata.
Ka ora te whenua, ka ora te tangata.
If the earth dies, the people die.
If the earth lives, the people live.
As Pope Francis has noted, there is an intrinsic connection between the way we treat the environment and the way we treat those who are most vulnerable at the beginning and end of life. The social and the natural, the human and the environmental are closely entwined.