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Moving Toward a New Reality

Before the rise of city-based cultures, a much smaller population lived in a relatively sustainable way with other animals and the natural world. We have much to learn from this phase of human history. Today’s disastrous treatment of our natural environment expresses a profound alienation from it, one that is both intellectual and spiritual. The new

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Parliament Reflections from Tom Oord

The 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto was a positive experience for me! I spent much of my time working with the Institute for Ecological Civilization (EcoCiv), for which I am a senior partner. The Institute organized a major track exploring issues of religion and justice. My colleagues and I worked for more than a year recruiting and

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The Justice of Love

The 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions will be held November 1-7, in Toronto. I’m especially excited about the Parliament theme: “The Promise of Inclusion, the Power of Love: Pursuing Global Understand, Reconciliation, and Change.” With such a grand title, it’s not surprising representatives from diverse religions will convene to explore a diverse set of topics!

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Dr. Peter Doran in conversation with Philip Clayton

Dr. Peter Doran is a lecturer in law at the School of Law at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and a senior editor/writer with the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s reporting services at the United Nations. He is a former journalist and continues to blog occasionally as well as produce academic publications, the most recent of which

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Dr. Joerg Mayer-Ries in conversation with Philip Clayton

Dr. Joerg Mayer-Ries has been working as Lecturer for Political Economy at University of Oldenburg, as Director of Studies at a Lutheran Academy, and as Senior Consultant in the private sector. Since 2007, he has been Head of Division in the Department for Fundamental Aspects of Environmental Policy at the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building

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Journey of the Universe

Welcome to the Journey of the Universe…An Epic Story of Cosmic, Earth, and Human Transformation The Journey of the Universe Film, Book, & Conversations are a collaboration of evolutionary philosopher Brian Thomas Swimme and historian of religions Mary Evelyn Tucker. They weave a tapestry that draws together scientific discoveries in astronomy, geology, and biology with humanistic insights concerning the

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