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"I am involved in the project of caring for nature — this gift that God has given us, from the furthest star to the closest little animal," explains campesino, catechist and environmental activist Antonio Joel Díaz Paz (right, with Jacinto Santiago, left), who has been working in his community of Tlacolula, Oaxaca, for 15 years to raise awareness about the environmental degradation of God's creation. The Social Pastoral School has given him ideas and direction to strengthen this work, he said. (Tracy L. Barnett)