Credo -- Logo -- Spirit

         The "Credo" represents the core, or heart, of Amaterra.
It expresses a set of ideals based upon an ecologically
responsible model of our relationship with the Earth. 



                   "I believe in the sanctity and goodness
                of the Whole Earth and all that dwell therein,
                and in the One Web of Life
                in which all are mutually sustained
                and through which all shall find purpose.
                And I believe that
                within the household of the Earth
                where brokenness exists, it is my brokenness;
                where estrangement exists, it is my estrangement;
                where imperfection exists, it is my imperfection.

                And I therefore acknowledge
                that the destiny of my life
                and the destiny of all other life
                are one and inseparable:
                and I seek a future
                in which the broken shall be restored,
                the estranged shall be reconciled,
                and the imperfect shall find perfection,
                for myself and all other members
                of the Household of the Earth."

                                  - Roger Irwin, © Amaterra 1982



Amaterra Logo          At first glimpse, the Amaterra logo looks somewhat like the traditional Chinese Yin-Yang symbol which expresses a balance between opposing forces.    A  closer inspection, however, reveals an asymmetry that results from introducing the heart.  The heart has its own logic and seeks its own path through the universe.  This heart represents not only the human heart but also the Heart of the Earth, both dynamically engaged in a great work of reconciliation, moving together toward ultimate wholeness.

    The Amaterra logo has the power to speak directly to the human psyche of restoration, reconciliation, and perfection.  It is our gift to you, and all people, for the promotion of love for the whole Earth.


The spiritual side of ecology

            Amaterra has always sought to increase public awareness of spiritual paths that, as part of their core beliefs and practices, promote a sensitivity to the protection of the Earth.  Currently, we provide web links to some of these sites.  We believe that spiritual paths impacting the environment in a positive fashion  encourage a deeper human connection to the Earth.   A fine  example from the Jewish faith is The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL).  One of their goals is to, "Explore nature from a Jewish perspective and rekindle connections between nature, spirituality and Judaism."  Two excellent resources for Christians concerned about the environment and Christian approaches to ecology are the >Fund for Christian Ecology< and The Christian Ecology Link.  Another useful site, Web of Creation, provides ecology resources to transform faith and society. An excellent Muslim source is "Kaleafa." Two Buddhist resources are: Karida Buddhist Sangha and Earth Sangha.


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