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What multiple car pile-ups, the emergence of the U.S. as a new global oil power, spreading nuclear contamination in Japan, and replacing more human workers with robots tell us about the need for some “New Creation”

Posted December 9th, 2013 in Blog, Featured 1 Comment

As hundreds of cars spun out of control during Sunday snowstorms, we learned once again the consequences when humans refuse to live within the realities and limits of Nature. We are facing enormous global changes. For our U.S. culture, one of the biggest challenges facing our planet is the emergence of this nation as an oil super-power. This assertion of global dominance is pushing back fiercely at movements intent on defending “places,” homes, farms, communities, threatened by the surge in oil and gas production. We have to learn to live within the limits of snowstorms. We have to learn to relinquish the drive for power and conquest and create the new culture that honors the limits, life, and magnificent balances of creation.

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A look at our work in 2013 and then where we want to go in 2014 – with your support

Posted December 4th, 2013 in Blog, Featured, New Creation News Comments Off on A look at our work in 2013 and then where we want to go in 2014 – with your support

Thick fog envelopes my part of the world today. It settled in last night while the northern part of my state gets buried in snow. And while I love the snow, this fog feels sort of apt for the moment – for the culture, for the state of our world, for this project, for this crucial work of awakening the human community to the ecological crisis into which we are rapidly falling… What we try to do here is clear away some of that fog… And to do that, we need your support.

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If we are really grateful, why do we do so much damage to all that gives us life? A Thanksgiving Reflection

Posted November 25th, 2013 in Blog, Featured 1 Comment

If we were thankful at all for what this Earth has given us, we would stop doing our level best to bring about so much destruction. And those who look at the Earth as a big package of resources to be exploited for human “development,” for profit and power, for human pleasure and selfish satisfaction, would find their way of life rejected by humanity – for the sake of our humanity…

Gratitude, like love or peace, is not a sentiment, not a feeling – it is action, it is something we do, a quality of who we are, an orientation toward the world. We cannot be grateful to someone we love while we beat them to a pulp….

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In the silence, a lot has happened

Posted November 20th, 2013 in Blog, Featured 1 Comment

There is the silence that settles into the weight of hearts and spirits as we start seeing, more than imagining now, what climate change will actually look like … That’s a hard silence, one laced with fear, sorrow, and grief. We know now that this is not something we can recover from anymore, or reverse, or make go away. We have altered the planet…

There is the deep soul-silence that sits with the question, “What in the world have we done?” and there is a deep place in the human psyche, a deep inner space, a profoundly sobering silence, where that question goes to dwell.

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