Inalienable: Belonging to the Earth Community

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 11.31.11 AMListen to an episode  from the Bioneers Radio Program from Joanna’s presentation at the 2013 National Bioneers Conference.


Deep Ecology extends an inalienable right to life to all beings. Yet as the naturalist Aldo Leopold observed, “One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds.” Either harden your shell, or be a doctor. Joanna Macy decided to be an Earth doctor. A systems theorist, author and lifelong activist, she describes how healing the world and healing your heart and soul go hand in hand. Link: http://media.bioneers.org/listing/inalienable-belonging-to-the-earth-community-joanna-macy/



Working Through Environmental Despair

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 11.00.58 AMQuest for Meaning, a unique online spiritual community, posted the following excerpt in the October issue of Quest magazine with Joanna Macy on working through environmental despair.


By recognizing our capacity to suffer with our world, we dawn to wider dimensions of being. In those dimensions there is still pain, but also a lot more. There is wonder, even joy, as we come home to our mutual belonging—and there is a new kind of power.

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Dear Matafele Peinem

The following poem “Dear Matafele Peinem” was written and performed by Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, a 26-year-old native of the Marshall Islands. After her recitation in front of 120 heads of state, her daughter and husband joined her on stage, to a standing ovation. The epistolary poem received a standing ovation at the United Nations Climate Summit.

source: http://www.truthdig.com


Joanna Macy: Ever-Widening Circle

Listen to a new interview with Joanna created by Forces of Nature of the Resource Renewal Institute where Joanna passionately discusses how our grief stems from a deep caring for the earth, our ecological self, and connection to the more than human world.

Source: http://theforcesofnature.com/?s=Joanna+Macy&submit=Search