We must reduce our burden on Earth’s regenerative systems by approximately 40 percent.
To have a viable human future on this overstressed planet, it is essential that we build a solidarity economy that seeks material sufficiency and […]
(An earlier version of this paper was prepared for and presented to the 2016 Donghu Forum on Global Governance: Symposium on Green Development and Global Governance, Hauzhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.)
Abstract: We humans are now a truly global species. Our common future depends on our successful transition to an Ecological Civilization that works in […]
A Report Prepared for and Published by the Next System Project, August 10, 2016
As an MBA student, I learned a basic rule of effective organizational problem solving that has shaped much of my professional life. Our professors constantly admonished us to “look at the big picture.” Treat […]
Published February 2015, by Berrett-Koehler Publishers
The video of the book launch at All Saints Church in Pasadena on January 25, 2015 with David in conversation with Rev. Ed Bacon at the Rector’s Forum, is now available on YouTube.
Perhaps the greatest threat to our common future is a combination of extreme individualism and extreme arrogance, as we deal with proposals to expand - through the genetic engineering of species and the geo-engineering of Earth's climate - our domination of forces of nature of which we have only the most superficial understanding. The turning we humans must navigate to a viable future depends on a profound awakening to our nature as spiritual beings and our responsibility for the consequences of our choices and our relationships with one another and a living Earth.
Change the Story/Change the Future
We are captive to Empire stories that legitimate imperial domination. Our future depends on embracing Earth Community stories that affirm our potential for creative partnership.
Prepared for the Workshop: “To Change the Future, Change the Story”
Guiding Lights Conference, Seattle 2012
Based on David Korten, The Great Turning: From Empire to […]