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October 2020

Education Reimagined: Toward a Sustainable and Equitable World

October 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
Online

Join us for our next EcoCiv Dialogue for a conversation of leaders who are reimagining education.   Panelists Hee-Yeon Cho - Superintendent of the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (SMOE) Marcus Ford - Founder of Flagstaff College Miriam Vilela - Director Earth Charter Center on Education for Sustainable Development at University for Peace   About this Event Education plays a significant role in shaping how we understand the world and our relationship to it. Changing our education systems is key…

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EcoCiv Dialogue: Transforming Economies for Wellbeing

October 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
Online

Transforming Economies for Wellbeing: Sustainable Development and Ecological Civilization   Panelists: Elliott Harris Yannick Beaudoin Kazunao Sato Barbara Muraca Moderator: Wm. Andrew Schwartz   About this Event Our economic system is broken. It’s a system designed to grow profit and power for a few, through the exploitation of other people and the planet. Under the leadership of the United Nations, governments worldwide have begun to embrace a new vision for sustainable development. But what does sustainable development entail? What are the…

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Process Thought at a new threshold

October 31, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Online

John Cobb invites the process movement to reflect on the possibility that we are at a new threshold. Maybe, at last, the thinking we have done about creative transformation and ecological civilization will capture the imagination of millions and make a real contribution to radical change of collective behavior. At this gathering we will consider how we can work together to respond to the call to save the world. It’s worth trying.   Register Here

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November 2020

Wellbeing: Ecological Civilization as a World that Works for All

November 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST
Online

  Speakers: David Korten, John Cobb and Sheri Liao A new kind of collaboration, toward a new kind of civilization, is needed if we are to shift humanity away from the current civilization that is indifferent to the needs of the most vulnerable and that predominantly has lifestyles and production patterns that destroys the life support systems that sustain life on Earth. Two decades ago, after years of international collaboration and with input from visionaries around the world, a document known…

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The Ethics, Practice, and Economics of Ecological Transition

November 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm KST
Rachel Carson Hall, Korea Green Foundation, Seoul, Korea (& Online) Korea, Republic of

  YouTube Live Youtube live streaming - only available in Korean After finishing the conference, a whole conference recording will be uploaded with English captions.   Covid-19 has revealed the fundamental failures of our modern industrial civilization. The interconnection of our world’s biggest problems requires a paradigm shift—a transformation of our social and economic organization that is guided by a change in values and worldviews. Solar panels, electric cars, and carbon taxes get nowhere close to addressing the underlying causes…

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December 2020

Harmony: Ecological Civilization as Communities of Communities

December 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PST
Online

    Speakers: Klaus Bosselmann, Tian Song and Jinfeng Zhou A new kind of collaboration, toward a new kind of civilization, is needed if we are to shift humanity away from the current civilization that is indifferent to the needs of the most vulnerable and that predominantly has lifestyles and production patterns that destroy the life support systems that sustain life on Earth. Two decades ago, after years of international collaboration and with input from visionaries around the world, a document…

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February 2021

Process and Politics: Governing in a Divided Society

February 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

Process and Faith: Twin Cities Connection is an ecumenical organization of theologians, ministers, and others who are interested in the theological and practical implications of process-relational theology for the well-being of all. We are affiliated with the Center for Process Studies in Salem, Oregon, and the Cobb Institute in Claremont, California. Agenda: 10 AM Dr. James Hart Welcome and Introductions 10: 15 Minnesota State Representative Reverend Todd Lippert Searching for the Public Common Good 10:45 Dr. Lynne Lorenzen, Professor Emerita…

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International Symposium on Ecological Civilization and the Second Enlightenment & Celebrating Dr. Cobb 96 Birthday

February 8 @ 5:00 pm - February 9 @ 12:30 am PST

Online Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86295363253?pwd=Uy9SYlRTNWkxTjMrcUtHWXd GRjd5QT09 Meeting ID: 862 9536 3253 Passcode: 926179 February 8 (Monday)5:00-8:00pm; 9:00pm-12:30am (Pacific Time) February 9 (Tuesday) 9:00am - 12:00pm; 1:00-4:30pm (Beijing Time )   The global pandemic COVID-19 has not only led to a dramatic loss of many lives but also exposed the fatal drawbacks of modern industrial civilization. It also announced the failure of the first enlightenment that originated in Western Europe and the various theories based on it. Our current era calls for…

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Common Good International Film Festival (February 12-15, 2021)

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - February 15 @ 9:00 pm PST

Four days of films and discussions that elicit common sense, common decency, and the common good, while celebrating the wisdom of Alfred North Whitehead. With ten films meant to inform, inspire, and amuse, the Common Good Film Festival celebrates the work of filmmakers that tell the stories of those dedicated to the benefit of humanity. Due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty of being able to gather in person in February, we have decided to shift to a virtual festival for…

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April 2021

he Philosophy of Psychedelics: Exploring Frameworks for Exceptional Experience

April 14 - April 16

In recent years a resurgence of studies into psychedelic experience has arisen in the cognitive sciences to such an extent as to become known as The Psychedelic Renaissance. The focus of these scientific studies has been upon the immediate medicinal value that psychedelics may bestow; but the value that the examination of such exceptional experiences may bestow upon the philosophy of mind, phenomenology, ethics, and academic metaphysics is a field yet to be mapped. To end, we are pleased to announce an online…

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