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11th January 2013

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Indigenous African thought on the sacredness of Earth and the necessity of environmental stewardship

kamaurashid:

“There are many enemies of the Earth, especially in Western societies. To think of the Earth as a place to be exploited is like stealing the precious things that belong to the Orisa. Since we feel that the Earth is an Orisa, we do not believe in a shameless exploitation of the Earth.

A Yoruba proverb says,…

The child of the owner of a piece of land

walks gently on top of the soil,

Whereas a visitor just runs rough shod on it.”

-Wande Abimbola, Ifa Will Mend Our Broken World

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