Human Uniqueness

“Human beings are part of the vast ecosystem of the planet earth. They cannot live their lives against that system; they must live within it. They must respect the integrity of the nonhuman world, including its inorganic components. Only when this is remembered dare we speak of whatever uniqueness human beings may have.”

  • Lutheran Church in America

Quoted from The Human Crisis in Ecology, an official statement of this church adopted at its 6th Biennial Convention in Dallas, Texas, June 30 – July 6, 1972.

Photograph: Drinking from a clear Norwegian stream. Photo by Ann Petersen (Norway).