Responsibility is an inherent aspect of any relationship in which human beings
are involved. This capacity to act responsibly in a conscious, independent,
unique and personal manner is an inalienable creative quality of every human
being. There is no limit to its scope or depth other than that established by
each person for himself. The more activities human beings take on and become
involved in, the more they will grow and derive strength.
Of all living creatures, human beings have the unique capacity to decide
consciously whether they are protecting or harming the quality and conditions of
life on Earth. In reflecting on the fact that they belong to the natural world
and occupy a special position as participants in the evolution of natural
processes, people can develop, on the basis of selflessness, compassion and
love, a sense of universal responsibility towards the world as an integral
whole, for the protection of nature and the promotion of the highest and common
time in history, there are many critical human rights and
environmental issues facing the mankind. In directing their actions towards the attainment of progress in
the society, human
beings have frequently forgotten the inherent role they play in the natural world
and the indivisible human family, and their basic needs for a healthy life.
Excessive consumption, abuse of the environment and aggression between peoples
have brought the natural processes of the Earth to a critical stage which
threatens their survival. By reflecting on these issues, individuals will be
capable of discerning their responsibility and thus reorienting their conduct
towards peace and sustainable development.