Animists are people who recognise that the world is full of persons, only some of whom are human, and that life is always lived in

relationship with others. Animism is lived out in various ways that are all about learning to act respectfully towards and among other

persons. Persons are beings, rather than objects, who are animated and social towards others. Animism…is more accurately understood

as being concerned with learning how to live in a respectful relationships with other persons” (Harvey 2005).