- Naomi Klein: People and Planet First – Naomi Klein spoke at the Vatican yesterday introducing People and Planet First: the Imperative to Change Course at a high-level meeting to explore Pope Francis’ encyclical, which was released on June 18.
- Can We Have Abundance Without Ecocide? – “Peace and the survival of life on earth as we know it are threatened by human activities which lack a commitment to humanitarian values. Destruction of nature and nature’s resources result from ignorance, greed and lack of respect for the earth’s living things.” – Dalai Lama
- Simone Weil on Science, Quantum Theory, and Our Spiritual Values – “If the algebra of physicists gives the impression of profundity it is because it is entirely flat; the third dimension of thought is missing.”
- Ecosophy from T to X: Jim Cocola – Only in the last few decades has ecosophy begun to assume its rightful place alongside ecology and economy, with ever greater numbers recognizing the folly in pursuing either of the latter without plenty of the former.
- Why we fight for the living world: it’s about love, and it’s time we said so: George Monbiot – The reality is that we care because we love. Nature appealed to our hearts, when we were children, long before it appealed to our heads, let alone our pockets. Yet we seem to believe we can persuade people to change their lives through the cold, mechanical power of reason, supported by statistics.
- You Are God: The True Teachings of Jesus: Brandon West – In this article we will explore how the true teachings of Jesus can be summed up by three little words: you are God.
- Satish Kumar: the link between soil, soul and society – We are losing connection with the soil. Satish Kumar wants us to understand the connection between soil, soul and society and drop ego in favour of eco.
- Life Is Sacred: Chris Hedges – I mourn for our future, for the fading majesty of the natural world, for the folly of the human species. The planet is dying. And we will die with it.
- Small Talk: Life on a Farm: Luanne Armstrong – Author Luanne Armstrong reflects on what happens when we engage with the natural world. (Associated Teacher Lesson Plan)