Posts Tagged ‘new creation’

2014 Annual Report – what we’ve done, what we dream of doing next

Posted December 15th, 2014 in Featured, New Creation News Comments Off on 2014 Annual Report – what we’ve done, what we dream of doing next

More and more, people are turning from the emptiness of individualism to a rediscovery of the meaning of community, not only with other humans, but with communities of sentient and non-sentient beings within which we are embedded. We know now that our human fate is bound to the fate of the living systems of the planet. That is not just a fact, it is a discovery with deep ethical and spiritual dimensions. We want to take our part in building that community.

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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 true ecological movement must reflect the way nature works – decentralized, non-hierarchical, nurtured and fed from the roots, biologically and culturally diverse

Posted July 2nd, 2013 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on A true ecological movement must reflect the way nature works – decentralized, non-hierarchical, nurtured and fed from the roots, biologically and culturally diverse

I want to talk about the work in which we are engaged. I want to talk about what an ecological movement is and must be. I want to raise some issues for our reflection…While a lot of attention goes to the national campaigns with lots of media attention, a lot of the real organizing and basis for changing this culture is happening at these local levels. We need to do more to empower these efforts, make them visible, offer solidarity, enter into conversation (humbly, not as outside experts or leaders), help develop the interconnections that build a real movement, and allow space for these expressions to, well, be expressed! The real leaders are there at the grassroots where they go door to door, neighbor to neighbor, to their church communities and town halls, and get upset and inspired to defend life in the places where they live.

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What do you say after a year like this one – Part Two

Posted January 7th, 2013 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on What do you say after a year like this one – Part Two

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 […]

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