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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 Jurisprudence. There were a dozen of us, in attendance, half lawyers, half people like myself working with indigenous communities around the world. This is the story.
  • Creators: Mike Bell
  • Used by people who call the work: New Cosmology
  • Applies a deep time evolutionary perspective to: Law
  • Keywords: Earth Jurisprudence, Earth Law, Rights of Nature
  • Why I love this Resource: It creates a bridge between Earth law and anindigenous understanding of the land
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  • Person/organization that added resource: Mike Bell
  • Date Added: April 6, 2018

2 responses to “Thomas Berry’s Earth Jurisprudence”

  1. 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.

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