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Forgive Me, Father, for I Have Polluted

by Staff


Tags: Latin America, liberation ecology, Catholic, green, Sierra, Marilyn Berlin Snell, Keith Goetzman,

In crucifix-festooned Latin America, it helps to get the Catholics on board if you want to accomplish anything. So it’s encouraging to read in Sierra that “growing number of Catholic clergy throughout Latin America have come to see protection of the land and water as God’s work, their duty to the region’s 500 million Catholics.” With her exploration of the “liberation ecology” movement, Sierra senior writer Marilyn Berlin Snell offers a glimpse of green hope south of the border. —Keith Goetzman