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.]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
This conversation was recorded on Feb. 25, 2018, at Eagle Harbor Book Company on Bainbridge Island, WA. Jeremy Lent is the author of The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning (Prometheus Books, 2017).
The video has been organized as a series of 13 short, 2- to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]