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I was invited by the Italian-based Wisdom Factory to be interviewed on the subject of Creating Community Climate Change Cultures. The approach is based upon stories of my organizing experiences trying to […]
In 2001 I was invited by Thomas Berry to attend a conference in Northern Virginia hosted by the London-based Gaia Foundation. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss Berry’s new concept of an Earth […]
remarkable contribution! Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to diving deep into this essay.
Hi Devin, Yes, Mike is one of our members who is taking the work of Thomas Berry and putting it to work on the ground. He’s written a number of invaluable essays. Also good to know — He lived with Thomas Berry as a fellow Passionist.
Long before there were human laws people were guided by the Laws of Nature. This is still the case among many indigenous peoples. This article is about a conference in Virginia where Thomas Berry’s describes […]
Mike Bell commented on the post, Deep Big History: Humanity’s Journey Within a Living Universe 9 months, 1 week ago
Duane , Thanks for this. It is an excellent contextual background for Lowell Guftaston’s review and critique of the books by Ted Peters and John F. Haught below.
Many folks believe that the solution to dealing with climate change is to pass better environmental laws. But a bit of reflection will indicate that human laws are not designed to protect the environment. They […]
For many years the Gaia Foundation in London has been working with indigenous groups around the world, helping them maintain and develop their Earth-based cultures. The foundation has also been a champion of […]
With the creation of Earth Day in the middle of the last century most environmental groups adopted the concept of Environmental Stewardship. It became their mission and purpose and we are indebted to them. But […]
Thank you Mike for posting this. I appreciate your play on words…made possible through an integral framework and understanding of being in a bound relationship…no divorce or squiggling out of it.
I also have not found the term “Stewardship” sufficient for compassionate action. Stewardship imply’s yet another identity to settle into…another ‘to do ‘ label.
An identity based on relationship implies a 24/7 moment by moment demand for discernment …..’how do I relate with……….” whatever is before us in the here and now. Indigenous mindfullness at its best.
Thanks for posting this. It is a spectacular film. After Robert Redford watched the screening of this film at his Sundance Festival he said, “You’ve never seen anything like this before.” The rate of ice dissolution in the Arctic and Antarctic is shocking. The recent ice separation from Larsen C ice field in Antarctica has created a tri…[Read more]
Mike Bell Added a new Resource, Thomas Berry and an Earth Spirituality Out on the Edge 1 year, 4 months ago
Most mainline Christian Churches are losing members, especially among the young. There is a perception that the churches are no longer relevant in the modern world. At the same time there is a search for more […]
This is an excellent and comprehensive study of Big History. I was wondering if there have been any insights from quantum physics. Has the development of Big History been influenced by concepts of a conscious universe? Perhaps such insights have been included in the works of astrophysicists or Teilhard .
Thanks for this.
If we want to create a community climate change culture we need to develop a different way of relating to Earth. We can gain some insights from indigenous cultures—a sense that we are one with nature. But most o […]
The United States is the world’s major polluter, The decision by Donald Trump to take the United States out of COP 21 has profound implications for climate change. But this is not only an American issue, it i […]
In our beautiful Comox Valley in the middle of Vancouver Island on Canada’s west coast there are many citizen groups working on environmental projects and other projects of great benefit to our community. But w […]
Climate Change is changing everything including our concept of culture. In a global world with instant communications we need a new way of understanding culture. This is especially true when we are trying to […]
Mike Bell Added a new Resource, Comox Valley Climate Change Chronicles 2—About Context 1 year, 8 months ago
This second Comox Valley Climate Change Chronicle. is about context. The significance of a Deep Time Perspective is that it creates a new context or way of understanding Earth and our role in it. We need this […]
There is lots of scientific information about climate change, but very little about how to deal with it at the community and neighbourhood level. This article, subtitled “Chronicles”, is the first of a number of […]
How do you use the New Cosmology, a blend of theology and science, to help people with very little background in theology and science deal with climate change in their communities? That is the challenge this talk […]
Mike Bell Added a new Resource, Living Enterprise as the Foundation of a Genera tive Economy 2 years, 8 months ago
Peter Drucker, the management guru, once said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” He was referring to how new business strategies run headlong into long-established and powerful corporate cultures. The sam […]
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