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Being Lead to Braiding Sweetgrass

How many times do you have to be led to something before you understand it is good for you? Apparently for me it is five. A number of years ago my friend Karen raved about Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall … Continue reading

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Joanna Macy on Her 90th Birthday

Happy Birthday to our Ecozoic Elder on her 90th Birthday! A lovely tribute from the Gaia Foundation. Gaia’s Director, Liz Hosken, celebrates the 90th birthday of one of Gaia’s great elders; educator and Earth defender Joanna Macy. She reflects on … Continue reading

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Humans Are Speeding Extinction and Altering the Natural World at an ‘Unprecedented’ Pace – NYT

New York Times By Brad Plumer May 6, 2019 WASHINGTON — Humans are transforming Earth’s natural landscapes so dramatically that as many as one million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction, posing a dire threat to … Continue reading

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Gaia Foundation is Hiring – Earth Jurisprudence and Seed Sovereignty

View this job post in the Gaia Foundation browser. The Gaia Foundation website. Dear Friends, We’re excited to share two opportunities to join the Gaia Team and support our work on Earth Jurisprudence and Seed and Food Sovereignty. If you … Continue reading

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The Universe in Verse – Livestream

The Universe in Verse 2019—our (www.BrainPickings.org) annual celebration of science through poetry, hosted by Maria Popova—returns with a very special edition: This year’s show, benefiting Pioneer Works’ endeavor to build New York’s first-ever public observatory, celebrates the 100th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Discoveries Made Upon Re-Reading Thomas Berry’s Later Books

This is a re-post from The Ecozoic Review, April 2019, a publication of the Center for Ecozoic Studies in Chapel Hill, NC. The essay by Herman Greene is called “The Long View: Thomas Berry’s Instruction on the Reform of Religion, … Continue reading

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Notre-Dame de Paris and A Place Deeper than Words

by Sheri Ritchlin, PhD SheriRitchlin.com Yesterday several people interviewed by the media said they were surprised by their own response to the news that Notre Dame was on fire. They burst into tears (as I did). They were not French. … Continue reading

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Overthrow Our Life-Denying System

From The Guardian, April 16, 2019 Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse by George Monbiot The last paragraph: “Today, Extinction Rebellion takes to streets around the world in defence of our life-support systems. Through daring, disruptive, nonviolent action, it … Continue reading

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Notre-Dame de Paris Self-Immolates to Save the West from Itself

There is a long history in many religious and ethical systems of sacrifice, self-sacrifice, self-immolation, martyring one’s self to take a stand, make a point. I sense Notre-Dame de Paris self-immolated today in order to serve as a metaphor to … Continue reading

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Thomas Berry’s Brother

This arrived in an email this morning and I thought it was important enough to share it with you. Jim Berry and Thomas Berry might be seen as co-articulators of the ideas that have come to be associated with Thomas … Continue reading

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