Posts Tagged ‘active hope’

Sprouting up everywhere – no, I don’t mean fracking wells, I mean HOPE

Posted July 22nd, 2013 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Sprouting up everywhere – no, I don’t mean fracking wells, I mean HOPE

“Fast and furious” is how the fossil fuel industry grows, along with its vast destruction. So, too, does hope in direct response as more and more people come together to defend their ‘places,’ to sprout seeds of hope, those little weeds that grow through the cracks, break up the pavement, begin to make new creation. As these emergent groups take their stands in defense of nature, hope sprouts – all over the place.

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Hard day

Posted July 20th, 2012 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Hard day

Fostering Ecological Hope Reflections on Culture and Meaning by Margaret Swedish There were so many things I wanted to write about today, some hard, some beautiful, all challenging. But I awoke, as we all did, to news of the Aurora, Colorado, massacre and have not been able to think about anything else. Another massacre. Do […]

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Facing reality

Posted April 30th, 2012 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Facing reality

Fostering Ecological Hope Reflections on Culture and Meaning “…the meaning we give to our emotional responses is of central importance. The perception of radical interconnectedness found in both Buddhism and systems thinking supports a reframing of our distress about world conditions. It helps us recognize how healthy a reaction this distress is and how necessary […]

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The universe is on a journey, and we’re IN it

Posted April 25th, 2012 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on The universe is on a journey, and we’re IN it

Fostering Ecological Hope Reflections on Culture and Meaning Among the many growing divides within the human community is this one: those who see the trouble we’re in and those who don’t, or who sort of know but choose denial. I spent last evening at Edgewood College in Madison WI introducing the wonderful new film, Journey […]

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