I don’t really know why I care so much. I just have something inside me that tells me that there is a problem, and I have got to do something about it. I think that is what I would call the God in me.
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet. It must be this voice that is telling me to do something, and I am sure it’s the same voice that is speaking to everybody on this planet – at least everybody who seems to be concerned about the fate of the world, the fate of this planet.
— Wangari Maathai in the article ‘Wangari Maathai: “You Strike The Woman …”‘ by Priscilla Sears in In Context, Volume 28, “Making It Happen”, (Bainbridge Island, Washington: Context Institute, Spring 1991), p. 55.