"Meeting the new environmental crisis clearly will necessitate some dramatic modifications in our attitudes about man's role on this planet. Historically, the Church has been the leading force in interpreting and shaping the ethics of our society. With the environmental crisis, the Church has a great opportunity - indeed a responsibility - to take the lead again in debating and helping evolve the ethical basis for a harmonious relationship between man and nature.
"It is heartening to see the Church already awakening to this challenge, with the excellent and thought provoking papers in this book... as just one example."
- Senator Gaylord Nelson