“We don’t want to protect wildlife.
Our mission: Establish a new earth where wildlife doesn’t need protecting.“
- Weldon Lee
Many organizations, for a number of years, have been working to save wildlife. Although there have been successes, the problems still exist. In many instances, they are even escalating. While these efforts are helping, they are not solving the problem.
MISSION: New Earth is taking an entirely new direction. Instead of putting out ‘fires’ as they pop up, we are focusing on the root cause.
What is the root cause? Thomas Berry could not have said it better. He writes, “Our difficulty is that we have become autistic. We no longer listen to what the Earth, its landscape, its atmospheric phenomena and all its living forms, its mountains and valleys, the rain, the wind, and all the flora and fauna of the planet are telling us.”
Children hold the answer to our problems. Again, Mr. Berry has insight to the solution. Here’s what he has to say, “My hope is that all children will become earth literate. That they will experience no separation of spirit and matter! That they will come to know the Story of the Universe as their story! That they will have a deep sense of being a unique expression of the universe and that they are the universe celebrating itself in their songs, dances, and rituals! Finally, I hope that they realize they have a purpose to fulfill and that they are a gift for the whole web of life!”
We at MISSION: New Earth are reaching out to the children . . . feeling our way as we undertake the huge task at hand.