https://www.youtube.com/movie/home-english-with-subtitles The video we watched telling us that de-creation is a serious problem for humankind.
How Humans are destroying our planet: The worlds largest rainforest, the Amazon, has been reduced by 20%. 95% of the soy beans grown where the Amazon used to be is being fed to livestock and poultry – forests are being turned into meat. Oil palms are taking over the bio diverse environment in Borneo. Paper […]
“We have shaped the earth in our own image. As Catholics we should shape the Earth in God’s image”
Humans have encouraged the development of pesticides, which are intended to kill pests, but could also harm us. Humans have put cattle in unnatural settings such as cattle-yards, feeding them grain, not grass. Agriculture is oil powered. Digging up the planet for oil. Crowded cities. More cars, more oil needed, more pollution. Wasting energy, by […]
Task Eleven: Read the above stories and complete the following summaries of them by choosing the correct word from the box: Noah sky boat nights city Babel pleased murder alive language offering wickedness tower forty animal God understand brother flood male Cain commits the first murder when he kills Abel, his brother, because he is […]
Focus: De-Creation is a result of humankind’s decision to operate apart from Te Atua.An important aspect of de-creation is humankind’s separation from the rest of creation. The devastation of the earth’s environment by humankind is the most obvious example of the physical destruction of God’s creation. God’s covenant with Noah is a sign that Te […]
Focus Points: People from different cultures and countries have their own creation stories which explain how the world and everything in it came to exist. The best known creation story of Aotearoa is Te Wehenga o Rangi; Raua Ko Papa (The separation of Rangi and Papa). WORDS TO UNDERSTAND Sa•cred Pronounced: [sey-krid] Adjective 1. […]
How Maui Fished up Aotearoa In the story, Maui is fishing for food and throws the fishhook into the water. He waits for a long time because no fish are eating the bait off the line. After a long time Maui catches a huge fish resembling a stingray and brings it up to the surface of […]