Fostering Ecological Hope Reflections on Culture and Meaning by Margaret Swedish Okay, sorry for the long silence. August was very intense, trying to finish a book manuscript, trying to raise some money to keep this project afloat, preparing for the big Athabasca River adventure (see Athabasca River: from the Columbia Icefields of Jasper National Park […]
Posts Tagged ‘ecological crisis’
Turning grief and horror into a movement for peace and social transformation: lessons from the Sikh community
What can our work to make ‘new creation’ amidst the ecological challenges of our time learn from the response of the Sikh community to the mass shooting at their temple in Oak Creek one year ago? As it turns out – a lot!
A destructive way of life is now so deeply embedded within our daily lives, our economies, our livelihoods, our ways of doing business, that addressing the various crises, including the ethical and moral crises with which this way of life confronts us, means change at scales few of us want to consider, or are willing to accept – and I include a lot of the environmental and social justice communities in that critique. I’m part of them, so I am critiquing from within, not from without. We are all part of this awful dilemma that confronts us now.
Fostering Ecological Hope Reflections on Culture and Meaning by Margaret Swedish Here’s the thing: we are either going to grab hold of this greatest challenge in human evolution, or we are going to fail as a species. And that failure will come about in two possible ways: either through sudden collapses or catastrophes, or through […]