Blessings of nature essay

Theme Resources
Books (non-fiction):
Walden by Henry David Thoreau. A classic text, but not necessarily an easy read.
The Ethic of a Reverence for Life by Albert Schweitzer (available online at -rights-/texts-c/ ) An ethics essay from the early twentieth century that has influenced many.
The Greening of Christianity by Lloyd Geering. Booklet exploring ecological Christianity.
Laudato Si': On Care for our Common Home by Pope Francis. A key text from the Roman Catholic Pope on the need for response to the ecological crisis.
Film (documentaries):
Chasing Ice (2012) Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.
An Inconvenient Truth (2006). Al Gore's lecture on climate change.
Film (for children):
Fern Gully - The Last Rainforest (1992). The Fern Gully rainforest is endangered. Only Chrysta, a little fairy can save this magical world from the evil Hexxus.

It can be little doubted that if the State of Rhode Island was separated from the Confederacy and left to itself, the insecurity of rights under the popular form of government within such narrow limits would be displayed by such reiterated oppressions of factious majorities that some power altogether independent of the people would soon be called for by the voice of the very factions whose misrule had proved the necessity of it. In the extended republic of the United States, and among the great variety of interests, parties, and sects which it embraces, a coalition of a majority of the whole society could seldom take place on any other principles than those of justice and the general good; whilst there being thus less danger to a minor from the will of a major party, there must be less pretext, also, to provide for the security of the former, by introducing into the government a will not dependent on the latter, or, in other words, a will independent of the society itself. It is no less certain than it is important, notwithstanding the contrary opinions which have been entertained, that the larger the society, provided it lie within a practical sphere, the more duly capable it will be of self-government. And happily for the REPUBLICAN CAUSE, the practicable sphere may be carried to a very great extent, by a judicious modification and mixture of the FEDERAL PRINCIPLE.

Blessings of nature essay

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