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The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the first major Christian leader to make the environment a moral imperative, is a man on a spiritual mission to save our earth, save God's creation. This intimate portrait of the 270th successor to the Apostle Andrew follows him from the Patriarchate in Istanbul across the globe where he continues to gather members of the scientific community and representatives of the world's religions to join in constructive dialog and silent prayer for the planet.

Like Al Gore, who named him the "Green Patriarch," the Ecumenical Patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church is a prominent leader in the environmental movement. Since 1997, he has been bringing principal scientists, environmentalists, religious leaders from all faiths, and policy makers from all over the world together to work on the ecological crisis.

This film looks at the ecological consequences of the historical split between science and religion, how we came to see ourselves as separate from nature, and how our consumer based economy found its moral justification in a Judeo-Christian view that humans have dominion over the planets resources. At the same time it also explores how Bartholomew's activism is inspired by the Orthodox position that we are part of nature, and that Gods intention for humans is to be stewards, or caretakers, of all creation.

In a world of unprecedented consumption of the earths natural resources, Patriarch Bartholomew shows by example how saving the planet is finally a moral issue, not solely a technological one. And as this film follows him on his trips to the most ecologically threatened areas of the planet, it also illustrates why these views are so controversial.

 

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