reporting from Montreal
Tonight we heard a keynote address from Dr. Jenny Plane Te Paa, and she addressed the issue of Indigenous persons in relation to issues of sustainability. She focused on the need for sustainable relationships in order to begin the work of sustainable living. I agree wholeheartedly. If we don't have relationships and communities that can support us then it is difficult to make the sacrifices and hard choices that are needed to live more responsibly in the face of environmental crises.
This is a fascinating context in which to address these issues since it is an ecumenical environment. I'm finding myself contemplating denominationalism and its outcroppings. Are we more post-denominational than ecumenical these days? How much do denominations define us? Why are they and aren't they important? When we can unite in wise practices of living, does it matter what we believe or how we believe what we believe?
What do you think?