Mother Pelican – June 2017

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There are ecological limits to biophysical growth,
but there are no limits to integral human development.

MODERN ANTHROPOCENTRISM“This situation has led to a constant schizophrenia, wherein a technocracy which sees no intrinsic value in lesser beings coexists with the other extreme, which sees no special value in human beings. But one cannot prescind from humanity. There can be no renewal of our relationship with nature without a renewal of humanity itself. There can be no ecology without an adequate anthropology. When the human person is considered as simply one being among others, the product of chance or physical determinism, then “our overall sense of responsibility wanes”. A misguided anthropocentrism need not necessarily yield to “biocentrism”, for that would entail adding yet another imbalance, failing to solve present problems and adding new ones. Human beings cannot be expected to feel responsibility for the world unless, at the same time, their unique capacities of knowledge, will, freedom and responsibility are recognized and valued.” Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, 2015, #118

ARTICLES

The Human Ecological Predicament: Wages of Self-Delusion, by William Rees

Reflections and Chronicles From The End of Time: Genesis, by Carlos Cuellar Brown

Strategic Thinking in a Time of Change, by Luis González Reyes

Towards a Participatory Society: New Ways for Social and Cultural Integration, by Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

President Trump: Nationalist Capitalism, An Alternative to Globalization, by James Petras

The Circle of Life: Book Review of Doughnut Economics, by George Monbiot

How to Kick the Growth Addiction, by Tim Jackson

Global Capitalism: Reflections on a Brave New World, by William Robinson

Scape Goats, Silver Bullets, and Other Pitfalls in the Path to Sustainability, by D. G. Webster

How to Achieve the SDGs by 2030 ~ Lessons from 50 Case Studies, by Kate Bird

Tearing Down the Walls that Keep Us from Finding Common Ground, by JoAnn McAllister

Dialogue toward Unity in Diversity, by Heiner Benking & Sherryl Stalinski

Uncertainty About the Climate Uncertainty Monster, by Judith Curry

Addendum to Per Capita Oil ~ Warning!, by John Howe

The Looting Machine Called Capitalism, by Paul Craig Roberts

EarthEd: Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet, by Erik Assadourian

The Big Misunderstanding About the Cost of Universal Basic Income, by Karl Widerquist

Ditch the “Animal Farm” Mentality in Resisting Trump Policies, by Colin Beavan

The Rape of Eve: A Report on Celene Lillie’s Analysis of Roman Ideology in Three Early Christian Retellings of Genesis, by Cassandra Farrin

Religious Patriarchy Contributes to a Dysfuntional Human Ecology, by Luis Gutierrez

SUPPLEMENTS

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Advances in Sustainable Development

Directory of Sustainable Development Resources

Strategies for Solidarity and Sustainability

Best Practices for Solidarity and Sustainability

Fostering Gender Balance in Society

Fostering Gender Balance in Religion

Meditations on Man and Woman, Humanity and Nature

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