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The Great Turning: Building A Political Majority (excerpt)

Excerpted from The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community, by David C. Korten (San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers and Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press, 2006), pp, 327-340.]

Few contemporary nations seem more divided politically than the United States. Beyond the partisan rancor, however, polling data point to a […]

2018-07-17T16:27:46+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Categories: Books, The Great Turning|

The Great Turning: Leading From Below (excerpt)

Excerpt from The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community, by David C. Korten, (San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers and Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press, 2006), pp, 316-323.

Leadership for Earth Community emerges through processes of mutual empowerment that encourage every person to recognize and express their capacities for leadership on […]

2018-07-17T16:03:11+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Categories: Books, The Great Turning|

The Great Turning: Chapter Summaries

Part 1: Choosing Our Future

The defining choice before us is between two contrasting models for organizing human affairs referred to in The Great Turning as Empire and Earth Community. Empire organizes by domination at all levels, from relations among nations to relations among family members. For […]

2018-07-17T14:46:39+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Categories: Books, The Great Turning|

Three Questions to Lead Us Away from Self-Extinction

Transformation begins with clarity on the nature of the choice that confronts our species. 

Some ideas hit us in a way that is hard to shake. Last year that happened to me. I was in a public conversation with my friend and colleague, theologian Matthew Fox, when he made this observation: “Humans might be the first […]

2018-07-05T14:19:35+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Categories: Cultural Shift, Earth Community, System Transformation, YES! Column|

Ecological Civilization: Choice Point for Humanity

Presentation to the 11th John Cobb Common Good Award Ceremony & Annual Banquet at the 12th International Forum on Ecological Civilization, “Ecological Civilization and Symbiotic Development.” April 27, 2018.

We have gathered here from China, South Korea and the United States in search of a human pathway to an Ecological Civilization.

Humanity is awakening to a sobering […]

2018-05-03T15:40:25+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Categories: China, Earth Balance, Ecological Civilization, Global Economy, Presentations|

Here We Go Again: Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Won’t Fix Anything

Current trade agreements are great at creating more billionaires, not so much at protecting the interests of workers. 

(This commentary was originally published by YES! Magazine on April 13, 2018.)

On Thursday, President Trump flipped his position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, suggesting the U.S. might want to rejoin the pact. His announcement […]

2018-04-17T12:07:49+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Categories: Global Economy, Trade, YES! Column|

Taking MLK’s Message Global

The civil rights icon saw economic issues to be intertwined with racial justice. Today’s globalized economy makes justice that much harder to achieve. 

(This commentary was originally published by YES! Magazine on April 6, 2018)

On April 3, 1968, the day before his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech. He […]

2018-04-06T18:20:04+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Categories: Global Economy, Justice, YES! Column|
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