This paper was presented to the 12th International Forum on Ecological Civilization – Ecological Civilization and Symbiotic Development, April 27-28, 2018, Claremont, CA, USA
We have arrived at a defining moment in the human experience. Either we find our common path to an Ecological Civilization that meets the essential material needs of Earth‘s human population in […]
This presentation was delivered by David Korten at the Transition City Seoul conference hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and organized by The Seoul Institute, on October 11, 2018.
Thank you. It is a very special honor to be invited to share my thoughts with this distinguished group on the human transition to an ecological civilization. […]
(This working paper was prepared as a background document for a series of presentations on the human step to an ecological civilization by John Cobb, Matthew Fox, David Korten, Frances Korten, and Jeremy Lent at the forthcoming conference of the Parliament of the World’s Religions that was held in Toronto in November 2018. The
Around the world, people are realizing the current path will lead only to disaster, and they’re beginning to ask the hard questions about what to do next.
(Commentary originally published by YES! Magazine, Nov 1, 2018)
When I ask an audience, “Who believes we are on a path to self-extinction?” nearly every hand goes […]
David Korten prepared this paper for the 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Aug 10-14, 2018, in Chicago. The theme of the Meeting is “Improving Lives”. (The PDF version of this paper is available for download HERE.)
We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when […]
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 […]
By David Korten
Originally published by Tikkun Magazine as the cover story for the Fall 2017 issue.
During the past century, we humans have become a truly global species with both the ability and the imperative to choose our common future by conscious collective choice. Growth in our numbers and the destructive power of […]
By David Korten
A 5,000-year Imperial Civilization of violence, competition, and domination now exceeds the limits of Earth’s tolerance. We now face an imperative to navigate a transition in a blink of history’s eye to an Ecological Civilization that organizes in cooperative partnership with the rest of Earth’s community of life to meet the needs of […]