Posts Tagged ‘common good’

Changing a whole culture ain’t easy

Posted January 20th, 2012 in Blog, Featured 2 Comments

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: I’m reading Morris Berman’s, Why America Failed: The Roots of Imperial Decline. It’s a catchy title meant to entice readers to open the book. Part of what strikes me is the past tense. I would more likely write, Why America Is Failing, since we certainly have had our […]

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When the world falls down all around us…

Posted April 28th, 2011 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on When the world falls down all around us…

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: Watching the scenes from Alabama today, and Georgia, my heart goes out to all those communities whose lives have been upended by a nearly unprecedented outbreak of tornadoes yesterday.  The death toll has risen to 247, but that number will surely rise as loved ones and rescuers pour […]

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The essential cultural divide

Posted January 17th, 2011 in Blog, Featured 5 Comments

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: This morning I received an email from a friend and colleague taking issue with one sentence from my previous post. In writing about how we are not prepared to address our multiple ecological crises, I note that one reason is this: “We aren’t making good decisions about any […]

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Erosion of trust

Posted September 20th, 2010 in Blog, Featured 2 Comments

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: Of course, given the grim news of recent days, months, years, it would not be surprising to find that U.S. Americans’ trust in institutions is eroding. This phenomenon is apparent in a recent Associated Press-National Constitution Center poll released last week. High on the list for distrust are […]

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