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EcoCiv Podcast: Episode 7 – Ven. Pomnyun Sunim

Andrew Schwartz talks with Venerable Pomnyun Sunim – a Korean Buddhist monk and activist. Venerable Pomnyun is the founder of a number of organizations, including the Jungto Society, a volunteer Buddhist community that advocates for peace, sustainability, and human rights; the Join Together Society, an international aid organization that helps children who are hungry, sick, or

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EcoCiv Podcast: Episode 6 – James Thornton: Client Earth

EcoCiv’s president, Philip Clayton talks with James Thornton, who is an environmental lawyer and founding CEO of ClientEarth – Europe’s first public interest environmental law organization. A member of the bars of New York, California and the Supreme Court of the United States, James moved from a Wall Street law practice to found the Citizens’

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Capitalism vs. Socialism Is a False Choice

By David Korten Economic power is-and always has been-the foundation of political power. Those who control the peoples’ means of living rule. In a democracy, however, each person must have a voice in the control and management of the means of their living. That requires more than a vote expressing a preference for which establishment-vetted candidate will

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EcoCiv Podcast: Episode 5 – Mary Evelyn Tucker

EcoCiv’s president, Philip Clayton talks with Mary Evelyn Tucker—one of the world’s leading scholars in the field of religion and ecology. She has published hundreds of articles and many books, including Ecology and Religion (co-authored with John Grim) and Journey of the Universe (co-authored with Brian Swimme). She is also the co-founder and co-director of the Forum

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EcoCiv Podcast: Episode 4 – Karenna Gore: Earth Ethics

EcoCiv’s managing director, Jeremy Fackenthal interviews author and journalist Karenna Gore. They talk about Karenna’s work as the director for the Center for Earth Ethics in New York, the moral dimensions of the ecological crisis, her interest in American indigenous traditions, studying liberation theology with James Cone, challenging GDP as a measure of social well-being,

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EcoCiv Podcast: Episode 3 – Isabella Alexander

EcoCiv’s executive vice president, Andrew Schwartz talks with the anthropologist Isabella Alexander. They have a fascinating conversation about Isabella’s important work on issues relating to transnational migration, her current projects as a writer and documentary filmmaker, how migration issues intersect with global climate disruption, and how she finds hope while raising awareness about complex systemic

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