(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 to be 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 […]
(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 […]