On June 14, 2006, David delivered this presentation to a gathering hosted by the Unitarian Church of All Souls in NYC. Co-sponsored by the Peace Task Force of All Souls; The Open Center; Business Leaders for Responsible Priorities; The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office; The First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn; and the Action for Justice […]
On June 14, 2006, David delivered this presentation to a gathering hosted by the Unitarian Church of All Souls in NYC, following the launch of his book, The Great Turning. He makes the case that we humans are a choice making species that, at this defining moment, faces both the opportunity and the imperative to choose our future as a conscious collective act. We can no longer deny the need nor delay our response.
On July 7, 2016, David presented “Change the Story, Change the Future” at the 2016 Chautauqua Summer Institute. Ironically, he delivered this talk following a presentation by Steve Forbes, the editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine, an ideal opportunity to compare and contrast ideas. Watch the video below and follow with an article by […]
Presentation to Seattle University Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability Conference on “Just Sustainability: Hope for the Commons” – Saturday August 9, 2014
By David Korten
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.