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EcoCiv Podcast: Episode 12 – The Sunrise Movement (with Sofie Karasek)

EcoCiv’s communications manager, Megan Anderson talks with Sofie Karasek, who is the deputy communications director for the Sunrise Movement. If you haven’t already heard of Sunrise, you will learn all about the important work that they are doing in this episode. But in short, Sunrise is an American youth-led activist movement that advocates for political action

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Rethinking the Urban-Rural Relationship

By Jennifer Martin This year (2019) the Institute for Ecological Civilization is in the first stage of a multi-year initiative to collaborate on some of the greatest threats facing modern civilization: rapid urbanization, climate change, and the social and economic problems these will create. As rural migration to urban centers increases, the relationship between cities and

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Exploring the Intersection of Whitehead and Ecological Civilization

By Jeremy Fackenthal This summer EcoCiv board member Herman Greene, EcoCiv managing director Jeremy Fackenthal, and Bangalore-based scholar Kurian Kachappily will organize and speak at a session on “Whitehead and Ecological Civilization: Ecology, Ethics, Economics, and Law” at the 12th International Whitehead Conference at the University of Brasilia in Brazil. The conference celebrates the work of

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EcoCiv Podcast: Episode 11 – S. Yael Dennis

Jeremy Fackenthal talks with Dr. Shelley Yael Dennis about her important new book, Edible Entanglements: A Political Theology of Food. Anyone concerned about food justice and global environmental politics should read this book, which brings together the disciplines and discourses of political theology, new materialism, nutritional science, climate science, and political ecology. Jeremy and Yael have a

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EcoCiv Podcast: Episode 9 – Karyn Bigelow

Jeremy Fackenthal talks with Karyn Bigelow, who is a research analyst at the non-profit organization, Bread for the World. As you will hear in their conversation, Karyn is passionate about issues relating to food justice, and she is currently looking at the ways in which climate change impacts food security and nutrition. They also talk about

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EcoCiv Podcast: Episode 8 – Brian McLaren

Andrew Schwartz talks with Brian McLaren, who is a well-known author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. As a former college English teacher and pastor, Brian is now a passionate advocate for “a new kind of Christianity”—one that emphasizes justice, generosity, and working toward the common good with people of all faiths. He has published many books,

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