Consciousness, Living Earth

The Universe Story and Planetary Civilization

by Mary Evelyn Tucker and Brian Thomas Swimme

As we see our present interconnected global challenges of widespread environmental degradation, climate change, crippling poverty, social inequities, and unrestrained militarism, we know that the obstacles to the flourishing of life’s ecosystems and to genuine sustainable development are considerable.

In the midst of these formidable challenges, we are being called to the next stage of evolutionary history.  This requires a change of consciousness and values – an expansion of our worldviews and ethics. For the evolutionary life impulse moves us forward from viewing ourselves as isolated individuals and competing nation states to realizing our collective presence as a species with a common origin story and shared destiny.

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The Universe Story and Planetary Civilization