Miriam Therese MacGillis

Miriam Therese MacGillis is the director of Genesis Farm, which she co-founded in 1980 with the sponsorship of her Dominican congregation in Caldwell, NJ. In 2005 she received the Thomas Berry Award. In 2007 Grist magazine named her one of the world’s top 15 green religious leaders. She lectures extensively and has conducted workshops in North America, Europe, and Asia. (from http://www.genesisfarm.org/about.taf?id=116)
 
One of Miriam's great contributions to the movement is to point out that Earth created itself as it responded to the dynamics of the Universe. With emphasis on self, Earth is:
  • Self-Educating
  • Self-Emerging
  • Self-Fulfilling
  • Self-Governing
  • Self-Healing
  • Self-Nourishing (Agriculture)
  • Self-Nourishing (Economics)
  • Self-Propagating