In the next few pages I will discuss the importance of story and myth as well as topics that are connected with humans telling stories—community, worldviews, transformation and spirituality. In that vein, what follows is more than a personal statement; it is a community of voices. My own thoughts on these topics have been influenced by the work of Thomas Berry, David Suzuki, Sallie McFague. Aldo Leopold, Miriam Therese McGillis and Jay McDaniel, so the reflections and associations presented here as "personal positions" are not new or novel, nor do the following pages represent the complexity inherent in any of these topics, but they do represent my position on the interrelationship of humans, nature and religion. Simply stated, ecology is the context in this paper, not simply an issue.



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