Society & Culture:Philosophy
Global Warming is a Spiritual Crisis
In October 2018, Non-Violent Protest against Global Warming got its start. The movement that was unintentionally sparked by Greta Thunberg has evolved into Fridays For Future, a weekly million-person non-violent strike for climate change happening throughout Europe and the world. Every Friday.
Climate Crisis is a Spiritual Crisis: as we treat each other, so are we treating Mother Earth.
This is a recording of a Forum I led at First United Methodist Church in Boulder on Sunday, May 19, 2019.
Climate Protectors, like the Water Protectors that arose from the Dakota Pipeline summer, are beginning to take action. The contributions of a faith-based element to this movement is a way to ensure the energy comes from a place of peace, not protest.
I see the 2020s being a lot like the 1960s in terms of social movements arising.
We have a good chance to make it a peaceful version, with folks like Greta leading the way.
The movement has already begun ~ from Dakota's Pipeline, to the Bernie Sanders turnouts, going back further to the Occupy Wall Street folks ~ another stance in this dance is the rise of the Climate Protectors, and Greta Thunberg's Fridays for Future.
A Global Change Movement is beginning, has already begun.
Can we begin to look towards a positive future?
Instead of catastrophizing?
What do we WANT the WORLD to be like in 10 years?
Not what do we fear, but HOW do we CHANGE?
Because as Greta said after the Fire at Notre Dame, "We all need to get into Cathedral Mode and realize we're in a house that's burning down." Greta yelled fire in a crowded theater and began the non-violence against Climate Crisis.
Greta was also nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, and gave a no-nonsense talk to the United Nations, "We're here to tell you (global leaders) that change is coming, whether you like it or not."
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