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 our economic and military weapons of mass destruction creates the necessity; advances in communication technology that link us into seamless web of global communications and in biological and ecological sciences that deepen our understanding of what life is and how it organizes give us the means.

Read the full story here – Ecological Civilization and the New Enlightenment (PDF) – posted with permission.

(You can also read this article in the Fall 2017 issue of Tikkun Magazine to which you can subscribe at