"Respect for creation must necessarily result in justice, just as genuine justice necessarily is the achievement of peace.
We understand repentance as a call to be liberated from our perceived need to be God and instead to assume our rightful place in the world as humble beings in the circle of creation with all the other created.
If we believe we are all relatives in this world, then we must live together differently from the way we have. Justice and peace, in this context, emerge almost naturally out of a self-imaging as part of the whole, as part of an ever-expanding community that begins with family and tribe, but is finally inclusive of all human beings and all creation. Such is the spirit of hope that marks the American Indian struggle of resistance in the midst of a world of pain."
George Tinker; The Full Circle of Liberation: An American Indian Theology of Place
From Ecotheology: Voices From South and North; 1994