Originally published in the Huffington Post, September 23, 2014
by Jonathan Granoff
I had the privilege of joining with several hundred thousand people who love the planet and all its inhabitants on September 21, 2014, in New York City. We walked through Manhattan Island singing, sharing, praying, debating, and generally having a wonderful time expressing our shared concern. I would like to share some of my personal concerns from a perspective not commonly found in the news reports.
We have seen the outrage that erupts when someone burns a Bible, a Quran, or any holy book. It is an act of profound violence.
For many, God’s creation itself is a Holy Scripture as well. His species, His oceans, His climate, the delicate balance that nourishes all the living systems of our Mother Earth constitute a profound scripture written directly without human intervention. The Sacred Mystery of Life lives in every miraculous page.
Jonathan Granoff is the President of the Global Security Institute, a representative to United Nations of the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates, a former Adjunct Professor of International Law at Widener University School of Law, and Senior Advisor to the Committee on National Security American Bar Association International Law Section.