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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


“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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