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 […]

2021-01-08T14:01:33-08:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: China, Earth Balance, Ecological Civilization, Global Economy, Presentations|

The Great Turning Presentation – NYC, June 2006

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 […]

2021-01-08T14:01:35-08:00September 8th, 2017|Categories: Presentations, The Great Turning|

Presentation: The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community

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. 

2023-10-17T17:16:32-07:00September 8th, 2017|Categories: Presentations, The Great Turning|

Spirit, Justice and a Living Economy for a Living Earth

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

(Listen to audio recording – MP3 here – and/or download the PDF version here…) 
We have covered a lot of ground in this conference, exposed a lot of environmental and justice issues, […]
2021-01-08T14:03:23-08:00August 22nd, 2014|Categories: Presentations, Story Power|

Sacred Earth Community: A New Story for Our Time

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.

2021-01-08T14:03:23-08:00October 21st, 2013|Categories: Earth Community, Living Earth, Presentations|

How to Liberate America

David Korten                                                            PDF Format
Presentation to MoveOn Olympic Progressives
American Awakening
Sequim High School Auditorium, Sequim, WA
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I’m thrilled to be speaking to this amazing civic gathering. Such energy. Such possibility.

Six hundred fifty energized people gathered in this auditorium tonight in small town rural America to advance […]

2021-01-08T14:03:24-08:00September 29th, 2011|Categories: Presentations, Wall Street|

Agenda for a Green Economy

Keynote presentation to Green Party US National Conference
August 5, 2011, Alfred University, Alfred, New York via Skype

PDF Format

Greetings to those gathered at Alfred University and those watching via live streaming across the country. Special greetings to Michael Greenman and my friends in Columbus, Ohio. It is wonderful to […]

2021-02-11T16:42:26-08:00August 7th, 2011|Categories: Living Economies, Policy, Politics, Presentations|
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