I give thanks this day for all those who understand what it means to live on a planet that gave birth to life and allowed us to come into being. I give thanks for all those who work each day to nurture that reality, to protect it from harm, to defend their “places,” to work for social and eco-justice, who struggle against racism and all forms of discrimination because they (we) see that every part of life is precious, given, to be honored and respected.
“The goal of our collective recovery is the tearing down of fences and the dismantling of the mechanistic ways that characterize the dissociated state. The objective is the reunion of our ‘tame’ conscious selves with our ‘wild’ unconscious knowings; the integration of the unforgettable fact of trauma that has overpowered our consciousness and defined our relationships with the world with our lost sense of belonging, integrity, and communion. It is the creation of a world in which we human beings can place our feet upon the Earth once again, lightly and with dignity, and return to the great web of life.”
~ Chellis Glendinning, from, My Name Is Chellis & I’m in Recovery from Western Civilization
What would it mean to create the world anew? Right now, our challenge is no less than this. Spirituality and Ecological Hope invites you to join us in the journey into that question. We don’t have the answers, what we have is a deep commitment to explore this moment of ecological crisis with passion, honesty, the urgency it requires, and an ethic rooted in compassion and solidarity with all living beings. We invite you to accompany us as we seek together our way through the crisis, or as the book says, through and beyond ‘the end of the world.’
October 31, 2011 radio interview with Ken Rose on his program, “What Now.” To listen, click here, then scroll down the right column to 10-31-11 where you will find the listing for Margaret Swedish
Why should the Laws of Thermodynamics matter to you!?!?!
Well, because they instruct us about ecological limits and what it means to go beyond them. To learn more, visit our online Zine for essays by Prof. Michael Swedish, Ph.D., an energy and thermodynamics expert at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Yes, he’s my brother, and he keeps me honest on energy issues. Nothing like having an expert in the family. Don’t miss these essays!!
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