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A Call to Integrate Faith, Ecology and the Global Economy


bjbj Faith Economy Ecology (FEE) Communities
of faith are invited to sign this new statement, “A call to integrate faith, ecology and the
global economy.” Read by David Kane As hope-filled people, we stand in awe of Earth s goodness
and its capacity to provide abundant life for all God s creation. We recognize our interconnection
with Earth with air, water, land, plants and other creatures. We recognize the dignity
of the human person as an individual and as part of a community. We embrace our power
and responsibility to create a human economy that fits within Earth s ecological boundaries,
more authentically serves human needs and builds community. We envision: A new economic
model that embodies social and ecological values bound by Earth s biophysical limits
A sufficiency-based economy where all people, regardless of gender, race or other characteristics,
equitably share access to Earth s gifts that nourish and sustain them: nutritious food,
clean water, suitable shelter; where development is measured by a society s success in increasing
human well being while preserving ecological balance rather than by its gross domestic
product. A just global distribution of resources, knowledge and technology such that well-being
flourishes in communities of less industrialized nations that have experienced underdevelopment
and de-growth, or downsizing occurs in communities in industrialized nations that use a disproportionate
share of Earth s resources. A world where all have secure, meaningful, and ecologically
responsible livelihoods and where human activity, based on cooperation, promotes ecological
regeneration, the preservation of beauty and the restoration of previous damage. closed
loop real economy where recycling and reuse are maximized. People with sufficient resources,
opportunities, freedom, and time to care for one another, engage in civic life, expand
their creativity, and deepen their spirituality. Communities living in peace with sufficient
public resources and freely shared knowledge to ensure health and wholeness for Earth and
all its inhabitants. Governance that is participatory and transparent, through which policy decisions
are made as locally as possible, consistent with the reality that every locality is part
of a global society. Yet we witness: The destructive power of a growth-driven economic model that
ignores Earth s limits and its need to rest and regenerate. The valuing of money and material
goods more than humans and ecosystems. The inherent violence of an economy that grows
along with the wealth of a few individuals and corporations while the natural world and
human well being the clearest signs of God s bounty suffer and deteriorate. The use of
international financial institutions, corporate lobbying and marketing, think tanks, major
media and military force to secure the wealth and power of a small part of society while
a great many others, especially women and people of color are often excluded. Free trade
and economic globalization that increase ecological depletion and leave masses of people vulnerable
through deeper poverty and insufficient access to food, water, education and health care.
The loss of people, cultures, species and traditional knowledge forced aside as our
lives are dominated by a world view that seeks economic growth regardless of the consequences;
Soul-deadening over-consumption and the endless quest for more that paralyzes far too many
people in wealthier societies. We also witness the sheer increase in throughput of material
and energy in the economy due to expanding consumer demand and economic growth that contribute
to climate change, species extinctions, loss of biodiversity, depletion of freshwater and
other resources, ocean dead zones, topsoil degradation, deforestation, dying coral reefs
and the decimation of ocean fish stocks. We stand firm in our commitment to a new way
of life and a different economy, based on the integrity and dignity of all creation,
the common good, ecological health and resilience, sufficiency, equality, solidarity, caring
for the most vulnerable and impoverished, and decision-making at the most local level
possible. This will require innumerable inter-related changes; among them, the four that follow
will serve to guide our work: Paradigm Shift in Mindset and Values: An essential shift
from an ethic of exploitation to an ethic of right relationship is essential for individuals
and for society. This will entail change from a focus on material goods to holistic well-being;
from excess to sufficiency; from exclusion to inclusion; from competition to cooperation;
from pursuing privilege to serving the common good; from the pre-eminence of humanity to
the reverence for all life. Toward this end we will be guided by the wisdom of our sacred
scriptures and religious traditions, especially Sabbath traditions of Leviticus and Deuteronomy
and the inclusive table of Jesus, which: provides enough for everyone, with no one storing up
more than is needed; cares for the widow, orphan, stranger and traveler; honors a weekly
Sabbath, providing rest and human restraint from busy, frenetic economic activities; allows
the land to rest every seven years; decrees a Jubilee every 50 years, when slaves are
freed, debts cancelled and families have their land restored to them; and models the breaking
of bread, by creating strong communities built on care for one another.
Public policies for an Economy of Right Relationship:
Starting from the deep recognition that the economy must fit within Earth s limits where
resources are not used faster than they can be regenerated and wastes are not deposited
faster than they can be safely assimilated. Policies must change to move toward a steady
state economy in overdeveloped industrial countries and sustainable development in impoverished
countries. Current institutions and rules must change so that individuals, communities
and whole societies can participate equitably in the economy and share in Earth s bounty.
Financial institutions should embrace the principle of subsidiarity, allowing decisions
to be made at the most local level possible. Priority should be given to policies that
distribute wealth widely and decentralize economic power. Toward this end we will seek
to understand more fully what transformations are required to attain economic right relationship.
We will promote a serious reorientation of the global economy away from growth and toward
human development. We will pursue changes in laws, policies, international agreements,
and institutions to create a more durable, resilient and fair economy. We will examine
our lifestyles and decrease consumption. We will advocate for sustainable levels of resource
use and safe quantities of waste production, including equitably assigned reductions in
greenhouse gas emissions. An Economy of Thriving and Resilient Communities: living the new
paradigm and strengthening its hold on society we will shift from a perception of ourselves
as independent individuals to ourselves as interdependent members of thriving communities.
All have something to contribute as we give and receive gifts and talents among neighbors
through barter systems, cooperatives and worker-owned businesses. Community-based investment and
economic development will help individuals to deepen their connection with the place
where they live and will keep resources circulating locally. This will build community assets
and strengthen social ties. We will embrace subsidiarity decisions will be made at the
local level by the very people whose lives are impacted most. Toward this end we will
learn more from the sustainable community-level examples known well by indigenous peoples
and already functioning in our local communities in the United Sates and around the world,
spread those ideas, participate in them ourselves and express our solidarity by supporting their
efforts.
Return of Corporations to their proper place in society: In order to achieve the changes
described above, it is clear that we must decrease the amount of influence that corporations
wield in government and society in general. The reigning forces in our world should serve
the interests of the common good, rather than the private interests of a wealthy few. Corporations
should be accountable not only to shareholders, but also to, their workers, regulatory bodies,
the communities in which they are embedded, and the natural world. Toward this end we
will study the history and design of the corporation to better understand its proper role in a
just world. We will declare a separation of corporation and state and work for initiatives
to decrease corporate influence in government, the media and our lives. We will work to stop
reckless financial practices that exploit natural resources and people. We will help
cultivate financial institutions that respect Earth s limits and ensure economic participation
with dignity for all people. Our call to others: Grounded in our faith and speaking from our
core principles and values, we call on people of good will to join us in re-examining the
false panacea of a development model dependent on over-consumption. We seek a new understanding
of the proper place for humans in the created world and right relationships within the human
community and between the human and Earth communities. We place our hope in God s grace
and the human capacity to face all these challenges with innovation, faithfulness, and creativity
and to ensure the common good so that all living things might flourish. November 12,
2009 Signing Organizations Adorers of the Blood of Christ, United States Region HYPERLINK
“http://bcm-net.org/” t “_blank” Bartimaeus Cooperative HYPERLINK “http://www.bfranciscan.org/bfs/”
t “_blank” Bernardine Franciscan Sisters HYPERLINK “http://www.steadystate.org/” t
“_blank” Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy HYPERLINK “http://www.coc.org/”
t “_blank” Center of Concern HYPERLINK “http://www.ccfj.org/” t “_blank” Collaborative Center for Justice
HYPERLINK “http://www.columban.org/” t “_blank” Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach
HYPERLINK “http://www.cdptexas.org/” t “_blank” Congregation of Divine Providence, Leadership
Council HYPERLINK “http://www.csasisters.org/index.cfm” t “_blank” Congregation of Sisters of St.
Agnes Fond du Lac, WI HYPERLINK “http://www.chmiowa.org/” t “_blank” Congregation of the Humility of
Mary HYPERLINK “http://www.dcwcp.org/” t “_blank” Daughters of Charity, St. Louis,
Provincial Council HYPERLINK “http://www.grdominicans.org/” t “_blank” Dominican Sisters, Grand Rapids,
MI HYPERLINK “http://www.springfieldop.org/” t “_blank” Dominican Sisters of Springfield
Leadership team HYPERLINK “http://www.sinsinawa.org/” t “_blank” Dominicans of Sinsinawa Leadership
HYPERLINK “http://faithandmoneynetwork.org/” t “_blank” Faith and Money Network, Inc.
HYPERLINK “http://www.franciscanaction.org/” t “_blank” Franciscan Action Network HYPERLINK
“http://www.fslf.org/” t “_blank” Franciscan Sisters and Associates of Little Falls, Minnesota
HYPERLINK “http://www.alleganyfranciscans.org/” t “_blank” Franciscan Sisters of Allegany
HYPERLINK “http://www.holycrossjustice.org/” t “_blank” Holy Cross International Justice
Office HYPERLINK “http://www.ssps-usa.org/jpic/index.html” t “_blank” Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters
JPIC, USA HYPERLINK “http://www.presentationsisters.org/about-us/presentation-connections.php” t “_blank” International Presentation Association
of Presentation Sisters (IPA) HYPERLINK “http://www.lcwr.org/” t “_blank” Leadership Conference of Women
Religious HYPERLINK “http://www.cpps-ofallon.org/” t “_blank” Leadership Team Sisters of the
Most Precious Blood, O Fallon, MO HYPERLINK “http://www.lorettocommunity.org/” t “_blank”
Loretto Community HYPERLINK “http://lorettocommunity.org/mission.e.len.html” t “_blank” Loretto Earth Network HYPERLINK
“http://maryknollaffiliates.org/” t “_blank” Maryknoll Affiliates HYPERLINK “http://maryknollogc.org/”
t “_blank” Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns HYPERLINK “http://www.medicalmissionsisters.org/justice.htm”
t “_blank” Medical Mission Sisters Alliance for Justice HYPERLINK “http://www.mmssectorasia.org/”
t “_blank” Medical Mission Sisters, Sector North India HYPERLINK “http://www.mercyworld.org/main.asp”
t “_blank” Mercy International Association HYPERLINK “http://www.ncrlc.com/” t “_blank”
National Catholic Rural Life Conference HYPERLINK “http://www.networklobby.org/” t “_blank”
NETWORK: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby HYPERLINK “http://www.paxchristiusa.org/”
t “_blank” Pax Christi USA PLANT (Partners for the Land and Agricultural Needs of Traditional
Peoples) HYPERLINK “http://www.presentationsistersfargo.com/Peace_and_Justice/peace_and_justice.html” t “_blank” Presentation Peace and Justice
Center HYPERLINK “http://www.ssnd-milw.org/index.asp” t “_blank” Provincial Council of School Sisters
of Notre Dame Milwaukee Province HYPERLINK “http://www.racinedominicans.org/” t “_blank”
Racine Dominican Sisters ROAR (Religious Orders Along the River) ROW (Religious on Water)
School Sisters of Notre Dame Shalom North America Coordinating Committee School Sisters
of St. Francis, Milwaukee, Wisconsin International & U.S. Province Leadership Teams HYPERLINK
“http://www.servitesisters.org/servitesisters/index.html” t “_blank” Servants of Mary (Servite Sisters),
Ladysmith, WI HYPERLINK “http://sisters-of-charity-federation.org/” t “_blank” Sisters of Charity Federation
HYPERLINK “http://www.srcharitycinti.org/about/leadership.htm” t “_blank” Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati
Leadership Council HYPERLINK “http://www.scls.org/” t “_blank” Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth
HYPERLINK “http://www.scnfamily.org/” t “_blank” Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Central Leadership
HYPERLINK “http://www.scny.org/” t “_blank” Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul
HYPERLINK “http://www.srsofcharity.org/” t “_blank” Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine
Leadership Team HYPERLINK “http://www.bvmcong.org/” t “_blank” Sisters of Charity of the Blessed
Virgin Mary HYPERLINK “http://www.humilityofmary.org/” t “_blank” Sisters of the Humility of Mary
HYPERLINK “http://www.mercymidatlantic.org/history.html” t “_blank” Sisters of Mercy Mid-Atlantic
Justice Office HYPERLINK “http://www.mercyne.org/” t “_blank” Sisters of Mercy Northeast Community
Justice Office HYPERLINK “http://www.holycrosssisters.org/” t “_blank” Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross
USA Province Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Justice and Peace Network HYPERLINK “http://sndohio.org/”
t “_blank” Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Ohio Province Leadership Team Sisters of Notre
Dame de Namur, US National Team HYPERLINK “http://www.presentationsisterssf.org/” t
“_blank” Sisters of the Presentation, San Francisco HYPERLINK “http://www.spsmw.org/”
t “_blank” Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN Leadership Team Sisters of Providence,
Holyoke, MA Leadership Team Sisters of St Joseph of Chambery/West Hartford, Justice
and Peace Committee HYPERLINK “http://www.tiffinfranciscans.org/” t “_blank” Sisters of St. Francis leadership
team, Tiffin, Ohio HYPERLINK “http://www.osfdbq.org/” t “_blank” Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque,
Iowa Leadership Team HYPERLINK “http://www.clintonfranciscans.com/” t “_blank” Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton,
Iowa Leadership HYPERLINK “http://www.osfphila.org/about/leadership” t “_blank” Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
Leadership HYPERLINK “http://www.rochesterfranciscan.org/Pages/body/index.html” t “_blank” Sisters of St. Francis of Rochester,
MN HYPERLINK “http://www.sistersofstfrancis.org/” t “_blank” Sisters of St. Francis, Savannah,
MO HYPERLINK “http://www.csjcarondelet.org/” t “_blank” Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
HYPERLINK “http://www.ssjphila.org/” t “_blank” Sisters of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia HYPERLINK
“http://www.ssjrochester.org/section.cfm?id=10” t “_blank” Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester,
NY HYPERLINK “http://www.ssjspringfield.com/” t “_blank” Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield,
Leadership Team HYPERLINK “http://www.ssj-tosf.org/” t “_blank” Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third
Order of St. Francis Leadership HYPERLINK “http://www.sistersofstpaulusa.org/” t “_blank”
Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres District USA HYPERLINK “http://www.divinecompassion.org/”
t “_blank” Sisters of the Divine Compassion HYPERLINK “http://www.sistersofthedivinesavior.org/index.htm”
t “_blank” Sisters of the Divine Savior, North American Province Leadership Team HYPERLINK
“http://www.cscsisters.org/Pages/Default.aspx” t “_blank” Sisters of the Holy Cross- Congregation
Justice Committee HYPERLINK “http://www.holyfamilysisters.org/” t “_blank” Sisters of the Holy Family, Fremont,
California HYPERLINK “http://www.dubuquepresentations.org/Index.cfm” t “_blank” Sisters of the Presentation Dubuque
Leadership Team HYPERLINK “http://www.ecologicalhope.org/” t “_blank” Spirituality and Ecological Hope
St. Joseph of Cluny, Province of USA and Canada HYPERLINK “http://www.umc-gbcs.org/” t “_blank”
United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society HYPERLINK “http://www.ursulinesisters.org/”
t “_blank” Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland HYPERLINK “http://www.osucentral.org/” t
“_blank” Ursuline Sisters of the Roman Union, Central Province Individual Endorsers: Anita
Fearday Anne Hablas David Kane Diane Guerin, RSM, Ph.D. Frances O Neill Jeanne Clennon,
CSC Kathy McNeely Marie Dennis Marilyn Zugish Maureen Walker Peter C. Hinde, O.Carm Sara
Schley Sister Emily Demuth,C.S.C. Sister Mary Walz Daughters of Charity Sister Sandra Lyons,
OSF Sr. Anne Frawley, PBVM Sr. Janet Gottschalk, PhD Sr. Marge Wissman Sr. Rose Therese Nolta,
SSpS Bro. Brian McLauchlin, SVD Faith-Ecology-Economy: Deepening Maryknoll s understanding of the
places where faith, ecology and the global economy intersect A reflection process sponsored
by the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns February 2009 Understanding the ways in which
climate change has made us all aware of the limits of our planet s natural resources,
the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns requests your input to help us understand the various
ways in which faith, ecology and the global economy intersect. We know that you as Maryknollers,
living among resource limits and the natural processes for the regeneration of life. Last
year, before and during election season, many Maryknollers helped contribute to our election
reflection guide, Loving our neighbor in a shrinking world, the homily helps used throughout
the year, and the Platform for the Common Good. Since there was great energy around
many of these processes, we are turning to you to ask for help in surfacing the values
and experiences that will deepen our work around faith, ecology and economy. We ask
that you come together in a small group and follow the reflection process outlined below.
You may choose to meet more than once, as we have two suggestions of videos to watch
to get the discussion going. We invite you to draw on your own experience of the intersection
of your faith, the ecology and the global economy. We ask that you send us your reflections
(before May 15, 2009) to help shape the way we move forward with our Faith m. If God so
clothes the grass in the field that grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow
will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith? As for you, do not seek what
you are to eat and what you are to drink, and do not worry anymore. All the nations
of the world seek for these things, and your Father knows that you need them. Instead,
seek his kingdom, and these other things will be given you besides. Do not be afraid any
longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your belongings
and give alms. Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure
in heaven that no thief can reach nor moth destroy. For where your treasure is, there
also will your heart be. 2. Watch together EITHER: The Story of Stuff available for download
at: http://www.storyofstuff.com * OR Chris Martenson Crash Course Chapter 18: Environmental
Data available for download at: nd to the issues raised in the video? Considering the
issues that the video surfaced, what are the most important issues facing our community,
locally and globally, today? Are there any real life experiences that the video brings
to mind? Closing prayer: LEADER: Loving God, we come in gratitude for the gifts surrounding
us. Thank you for the earth, its flowers and grasses that you cause to regenerate over
and over again so that we might know beauty and be fed by your bounty. Be with us as we
celebrate your gifts and examine the many ways that you care for us. Help us to embrace
your great and sufficient support. Guide us as we seek to promote your will on earth.
ALL: I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; from where shall my help come? My help comes
from God, Who made heaven and earth. WRITTEN SUMMARY: Please take time to summarize your
reflections (during or after the meeting). A written summary should be sent to [email protected]
or by mail to the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns; P.O. Box 29132, Washington, D.C.
20017 (attention: Kathy McNeely) by May 15, 2009. Please include: The list of the most
important values and issues that you raised. Other experiences (e.g. mission stories related
to the themes of faith, ecology and the global economy) the group discussed. Who participated
in the discussion (e.g. affiliate group, regional Maryknoll grouping, parish group, local pastoral
group where you serve). If you include in your reflection people you minister to in
your mission setting, tell us something about the group (e.g. ethnicity, gender, age, religious
affiliation, etc.) and the date and place where the reflection took place. Please also
include any evaluative comments people had about participating in this process. Thank
you again for your enthusiasm and your commitment to global concerns! Please feel free to contact
us with your questions and concerns! [email protected] or [email protected] Attachments: Graphics,
videos, etc HYPERLINK “http://www.storyofstuff.com” t “_blank” “The Story of Stuff” HYPERLINK
“http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/page/fighting_poverty_our_human_development_initiative/” t “_blank” Click here to see an impressive
graph by the Global Footprint Network illustrating the challenges of sustainable development
and our ecological footprint. .Faith Ecology Economy bibliography HYPERLINK “http://maryknollogc.org/economic/Fee_bibliography.pdf”
t “_blank” PDF version of this list Eco-theology and environmental justice Books HYPERLINK
“http://www.maryknollsocietymall.org/description.cfm?ISBN=978-1-57075-711-2&CFID=642422&CFTOKEN=39986699” t “_blank” A moral climate: The ethics of
global warming by Michael S. Northcott, Orbis Books, 2007 HYPERLINK “http://www.alibris.com/booksearch?qwork=1877478&matches=4&author=Boff,+Leonardo&browse=1&cm_sp=works*listing*title”
t “_blank” Ecology and liberation: A new paradigm by Leonardo Boff, Orbis Books, 1993
HYPERLINK “http://www.alibris.com/search/books/qwork/8291322/used/The%20Greening%20of%20Faith” t “_blank” The greening of faith: God, the
environment and the good life edited by John E Carroll, Paul Brockelman and Mary Westfall,
University of New Hampshire, 1997 HYPERLINK “http://www.augsburgfortress.org/store/item.jsp?clsid=112768&productgroupid=0&isbn=0800627350”
t “_blank” The body of God: An ecological theology by Sallie McFague, Fortress Press,
1993 HYPERLINK “http://www.augsburgfortress.org/store/item.jsp?clsid=191523&productgroupid=0&isbn=0800662717” t “_blank” A new climate for theology: God,
the world and global warming by Sallie McFague, Fortress Press, 2008 HYPERLINK “http://www.maryknollsocietymall.org/description.cfm?ISBN=978-1-57075-740-2”
t “_blank” Christianity and science: Toward a theology of nature by John F. Haught, Orbis
Books, 2007 HYPERLINK “http://www.alibris.com/booksearch?qwork=5004993&matches=7&author=McDonagh,+Sean&browse=1&cm_sp=works*listing*title” t “_blank” Passion for the earth: The Christian
vocation to promote justice, peace and the integrity of creation by Sean McDonagh HYPERLINK
“http://www.alibris.com/booksearch?qwork=6716422&matches=24&author=McDonagh,+Sean&browse=1&cm_sp=works*listing*title” t “_blank” To care for the earth: A call
to a new theology by Sean McDonagh HYPERLINK “http://www.maryknollsocietymall.org/description.cfm?ISBN=978-1-57075-186-8”
t “_blank” Earth community Earth ethics by Larry L. Rasmussen, Orbis Books, 1996 HYPERLINK
“http://www.augsburgfortress.org/store/item.jsp?clsid=125782&productgroupid=0&isbn=0800623290” t “_blank” God the economist: The doctrine
of God and political economy by M. Douglas Meeks, Fortress Press, 1989 Website: HYPERLINK
“http://www.ejnet.org/ej” t “_blank” Environmental justice/Environmental racism Peak oil and
resource depletion Books: HYPERLINK “http://www.alibris.com/booksearch?qwork=8864932&matches=11&author=McDonagh,+Sean&browse=1&cm_sp=works*listing*title” t “_blank” Dying for water by Sean McDonagh
Websites HYPERLINK “http://www.chrismartenson.com/” t “_blank” Crash Concepts Great site with
a crash course of 22 short videos explaining the limits we face. HYPERLINK “http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net/”
t “_blank” Life after the oil crash HYPERLINK “http://www.drmillslmu.com/peakoil.htm” t
“_blank” Evolutionary psychology and peak oil — Peak oil and its societal effects HYPERLINK
“http://www.peakoil.net/” t “_blank” The Association for the Study of Peak Oil and
Gas HYPERLINK “http://www.wolfatthedoor.org.uk/” t “_blank” Wolf at the Door: The Beginner’s
Guide to Peak Oil HYPERLINK “http://www.planetforlife.com/index.html” t “_blank” Planet for life HYPERLINK “http://www.odac-info.org/”
t “_blank” The Oil Depletion Analysis Centre (UK) HYPERLINK “http://www.theviewfromthepeak.net/”
t “_blank” The view from the peak — Data on peak oil HYPERLINK “http://www.theoildrum.com/”
t “_blank” The oil drum — A great, regularly updated peak oil site HYPERLINK “http://www.priceofoil.org/”
t “_blank” Oil Change International Articles HYPERLINK “http://globalpublicmedia.com/transcripts/645”
t “_blank” Arithmetic, population and energy by Dr. Albert Bartlett HYPERLINK “http://www.salon.com/tech/htww/2006/01/31/transport/”
t “_blank” The peak oil versus globalization smackdown by Andrew Leonard HYPERLINK “http://www.odac-info.org/peak-oil-primer”
t “_blank” Peak Oil Primer from the Oil Depletion Analysis Centre HYPERLINK “http://maryknollogc.org/economic/peak%20oil%20our%20response.html”
t “_blank” Peak oil and our response , written by Dave Kane, Maryknoll Office for Global
Concerns Speech: HYPERLINK “http://www.simmonsco-intl.com/research.aspx?Type=msspeeches” t “_blank” Matthew R. Simmons on peak oil
Power point presentation: HYPERLINK “http://www.powerswitch.org.uk/portal/images/stories/presentations/campbellpeakoil.swf” t “_blank” Peak Oil UK: Entering the age
of oil depletion , by Colin Campbell Climate change Books HYPERLINK “http://www.worldwatch.org/node/5658?gclid=CMXwl4vsw5kCFYVM5QodKXD7ug”
t “_blank” State of the World 2009: Into a warming world , World Watch Institute HYPERLINK
“http://www.harpercollins.com/books/9780061172120/Hell_and_High_Water/index.aspx” t “_blank” Hell and high water: Global warming,
the solution and the politics, and what we should do , by Joseph Romm, Harper Collins
Publishers, 2007 HYPERLINK “http://www.earthmoment.com/product/24012612/Climate-Change-The-Challenge-to-All-of-Us” t “_blank” Climate change: The challenge
to all of us , by Sean McDonagh HYPERLINK “http://www.bookschristian.com/se/product/books/Sean_McDonagh/The_Death_of_Life/333032/The_Death_of_Life_Paperback.html”
t “_blank” The death of life: The horror of extinction , by Sean McDonagh Websites
HYPERLINK “http://www.pewclimate.org/” t “_blank” Pew Center on Climate Change HYPERLINK
“http://www.1sky.org/” t “_blank” 1Sky,org, a national climate change movement HYPERLINK
“http://www.350.org/” l “tabs-rotator-2” t “_blank” 350.org, an international climate
change movement Articles HYPERLINK “http://ictsd.net/i/news/bridgesweekly/30172/” t “_blank” Trade and climate change on the
road to Copenhagen 2009 , International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development HYPERLINK
“http://www.tmgtech.com/images/Hydrogen_Report_ES_-_bio.doc” t “_blank” The hydrogen report: An examination
of the role of hydrogen in achieving U.S. energy independence , by John R. Wilson, Ph.D.
& Griffin Burgh (Word document) Corporate power and alternatives Books HYPERLINK “http://www.ecobooks.com/books/unequalprotection.htm”
t “_blank” Unequal protection: The rise of corporate dominance and the theft of human
rights , by Thom Hartmann, Mythical Research, Inc. 2002 HYPERLINK “http://www.cipa-apex.org/books/A117/?StyleSheet=author.xsl”
t “_blank” Defying corporations, defining democracy: A book of history and strategy
, by Dean Ritz, The Apex Press, 2001 HYPERLINK “http://www.bkconnection.com/ProdDetails.asp?ID=1576753190”
t “_blank” Gangs of New York: The rise of corporate power and the disabling of democracy
, by Ted Nace, Berrett-Koehler Publisher, 2003 HYPERLINK “http://www.bkconnection.com/ProdDetails.asp?ID=1576752372”
t “_blank” The divine right of capital: Dethroning the corporate aristocracy , by Marjorie Kelly,
Berrett-Koehler Publisher, 2001 HYPERLINK “http://www.rainbowbooks.com.au/titles/9781871552850”
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food? , by Sean McDonagh Websites HYPERLINK “http://www.reclaimingdemocracy.org/” t “_blank”
Reclaiming Democracy News and commentary on political scene and government HYPERLINK “file:///C:\Documents%20and%20Settings\dave\Local%20Settings\Temporary%20Internet%20Files\OLKC3\www.poclad.org\”
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corporations back under control , from Yes! magazine HYPERLINK “http://www.worldwatch.org/node/543”
t “_blank” The hidden shame of the global industrial economy , by Ed Ayres, Worldwatch
Institute (login required) HYPERLINK “http://www.money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2006/10/02/8387507/index.htm” t “_blank” Good numbers gone bad: Why relying
on GDP as a leading economic gauge can lead to poor decision-making , by Joseph Stiglitz
MOGC NewsNotes special series: HYPERLINK “http://www.maryknollogc.org/economic/Special%20series%20Corporations%20in%20the%20US.html” t “_blank” Corporations in the U.S. HYPERLINK
“http://www.dieoff.org/page11.htm” t “_blank” What’s wrong with the GDP , from Jay Hanson
s website HYPERLINK “http://www.davidhilfiker.com/docs/Economics/Spiritual%20Crisis.htm” t “_blank” Did moral lapses cause the economic
crisis? How idolatry, hubris, greed and injustice led to the financial meltdown , by David Hilfiker
Economy of the future Books HYPERLINK “http://transitionculture.org/shop/the-transition-handbook” t “_blank” The Transition Handbook: From
oil dependency to local resilience by Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition Movement
HYPERLINK “http://www.amazon.com/Economics-Ecology-Ethics-Steady-State-Economy/dp/0716711796” t “_blank” Economics, ecology, ethics: Essays
toward a steady-state economy edited by Herman E Daly, W. H. Freeman and Company, 1973 HYPERLINK
“http://www.beacon.org/productdetails.cfm?PC=1382” t “_blank” For the common good: Redirecting
the economy toward community, the environment, and a sustainable future , by Herman E Daly
and John B Cobb Jr., Beacon Press, 1994 HYPERLINK “http://www.beacon.org/productdetails.cfm?PC=1384”
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Farley, Island Press, 2004 HYPERLINK “http://us.macmillan.com/deepeconomy” t “_blank” Deep economy: The wealth of communities
and the durable future by Bill McKibben HYPERLINK “http://environment.yale.edu/news/5647” t
“_blank” The bridge at the edge of the world: Capitalism, the environment, and crossing
from crisis to sustainability , by James Gustave Speth, Yale University Press, 2008 HYPERLINK
“http://www.sunypress.edu/details.asp?id=60984” t “_blank” Sustainability and spirituality
by John Carroll, SUNY Press, 2004 HYPERLINK “http://www.worldwatch.org/node/5568” t “_blank”
State of the World 2008: Innovations for a sustainable economy , World Watch Institute
HYPERLINK “http://www.davidkorten.org/NewEconomyBook” t “_blank” Agenda for a new economy: From
phantom wealth to real wealth , by David Korten HYPERLINK “http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=10635”
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Garver, Barrett Koehler Publishers, 2009 Websites HYPERLINK “http://www.ssis.arts.unsw.edu.au/tsw/”
t “_blank” The simpler way , a website by Ted Trainer on problems and possible solutions
HYPERLINK “http://www.community-wealth.org/” t “_blank” Community wealth , local organizations
in the U.S. working to strengthen local economies HYPERLINK “http://www.feasta.org/” t “_blank”
The Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability HYPERLINK “http://www.postcarbon.org/” t
“_blank” Post Carbon Institute , good, current articles on peak oil and adaptation HYPERLINK
“http://www.relocalize.net/” t “_blank” Relocalize.net , communities working to localize their economies
HYPERLINK “http://www.transitionculture.org/” t “_blank” Transition culture , all about
transition towns and beyond HYPERLINK “http://www.permaculture.org/” t “_blank” Permaculture.org Articles HYPERLINK
“http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/08/opinion/08friedman.html?_r=1&em” t “_blank” The inflection is near? by Thomas
Friedman, The New York Times HYPERLINK “http://www.ifg.org/pdf/manifesto.pdf” t “_blank” Manifesto on global economic transitions
HYPERLINK “http://www.worldproutassembly.org/archives/2005/05/green_economics_1.html” t “_blank” Green economics primer by Frank
de Jong HYPERLINK “http://www.worldwatch.org/node/1470” t “_blank” A consumption manifesto: The top
ten principles of good consumption HYPERLINK “http://www.dieoff.org/page88.htm” t “_blank”
Steady state economics by Herman Daly HYPERLINK “http://www.steadystate.org/CASSEPositionOnEG.html”
t “_blank” CASSE position on economic growth HYPERLINK “http://development.theendofmoney.com/TMR/2008/3/12/TheEndOfMoney”
t “_blank” The end of money by Chris Martenson, PhD HYPERLINK “http://www.worldwatch.org/node/5623”
t “_blank” Green economics: Turning mainstream thinking on its head by Thomas Prugh HYPERLINK
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phantom wealth to real wealth Democracy Now interview with David Korten, January 26, 2009.
Power point presentation: HYPERLINK “http://www.globalchange.umich.edu/gctext/Inquiries/Module%20Activities/State%20of%20the%20World/Moving%20Toward%20aonomy%20Jan05.ppt” t “_blank” Moving toward a less consumptive
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