A Golden Rule for God’s Green Earth

September 3, 2009
By Clark Strand
The Washington Post

The Golden Rule (“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”) is the foundation of Christian moral teaching. But lately I’ve begun to wonder if that gold standard of ethical behavior really equips us for an age of global environmental concerns. Jesus teaches us to include other people in our prayers–even our enemies. But what about other species of plant and animal life? What about the atmosphere? What about the Earth?