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In the May/June issue of Resurgence & Ecologist we reevaluate the meaning of wealth, challenge the call for endless economic growth and look towards a society living in balance with Nature.

Leading economist Tim Jackson puts forward his ideas for a new type of economics - the economics of sustainable prosperity, in which people can flourish within the limits of a finite planet.

Jon and David Ehrenfeld make the case for low-tech solutions to climate change and other environmental challenges, Vivian Woodell expounds the value of cooperativism and Scilla Elworthy outlines an economics of peace. In an interview with Maya Kumar Mitchell, the radical economist Filka Sekulova advances the case for degrowth.

In our arts pages, Rod Nelson, one of Britain's fine woodblock engravers, pays tribute to the Japanese master of the craft, Katsushika Hokusai, whose image of the Great Wave is an enduring testimony to the power of Nature. We profile the work of the Brazilian artist Nara Guichon, who creates impressive textiles from recycled fishing nets and Alice Sharp introduces a new exhibition inspired by our relationship with the sea. We've also included the winning poem from the Resurgence Poetry Prize.

We hope you will enjoy the featured articles from our May/June issue, and invite you to explore the website and find out more about Resurgence & Ecologist magazine.

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Feature articles

New Call for Fairer Global Economy

New Call for Fairer Global Economy

Oxfam have put forward a four-point plan to tackle growing economic inequality. In a world where the eight richest billionaires own as much wealth as the poorest half of the human population, the plan provides a framework that aims to alleviate global poverty.
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We're Still Stronger Together

We're Still Stronger Together

The cooperative economy is gaining strength, as people increasingly want to take back control of their lives and influence what matters to them. Amidst this revival, Oliver Tickell talks to Vivian Woodell, founder of the Phone Co-op, about new ventures, true cooperation and what the future may hold.
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Working for a World Without War

Working for a World Without War

We live in violent and unpredictable times, surrounded by warmongering. What better time to focus on peace and the listen to the voices of the peace-makers? Scilla Ellworthy challenges our assumptions about wars and why they continue, then presents a powerful strategy for building peace.
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Cradles of Morality

Cradles of Morality

Priscilla Alderson considers the nature of morality and its purpose in our societies. Through a journey of ideas that takes in Original Sin, the Quakers, Kant, the Holocaust and contemporary research on the interaction of babies, she gives a fascinating insight into morality and human consciousness.
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The Restless Genius of Print

The Restless Genius of Print

As a major exhibition on Katsushika Hokusai opens at the British Museum, printmaker Rod Nelson takes a closer look at the qualities and flawless workmanship that sets Hokusai apart as a genius amongst printmakers. His work continues to amaze, shock and delight.
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Wanted: A True Climate Fiction

Wanted: A True Climate Fiction

Nick Robins reviews The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable by Amitav Ghosh and discovers an author intent on bringing the literary world face to face with the challenges of climate change. He starts by asserting that climate change is a crisis of culture.
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More than a magazine

Resurgence Summer Camp

Resurgence Summer Camp

The Summer Camp is back for 2017! Join us for an uplifting weekend of talks, music, workshops and poetry with the theme: building community – sharing solutions. Satish Kumar and Leo Johnson are keynote speakers; Matt Harvey with his eclectic poems and we welcome Ombiviolum with their Afro-Celtic fusion of sounds.
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Tracy Levine Gallery

Tracy Levine Gallery

Tracy Levine is a contemporary landscape painter based in the village of Arnside, Cumbria, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. She is a prolific printmaker, producing monoprints as well as larger mixed media paintings. Her painting 'Daisy, Daisy' features on the cover of Resurgence & Ecologist, May/June 2017.
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Assistant Editor/Picture Researcher wanted

Assistant Editor/Picture Researcher wanted

The Resurgence Trust is looking for a talented and highly organized Assistant Editor/Picture Researcher (maternity cover) to join its editorial team on the production of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine.
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Free sample copy

Free sample copy

Enjoy a free pdf issue of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine. Within the pages of this unique magazine you'll find thought-provoking articles on the latest environmental, ethical and social issues, plus opinion, ideas and stunning art.
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The Resurgence Story

The Resurgence Story

To mark 50 years at the forefront of environmental publishing, we've made a short video all about the magazine, now published as Resurgence & Ecologist, and the environmental charity behind it - The Resurgence Trust.
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Picture Credits

Picture Credits

Web banner image: Shepherd's Cottage, by Rebecca Vincent; New Call for Fairer Global Economy, Hanoi City, Vietnam, November 2016 © Eleanor Farmer / Oxfam; We're Still Stronger Together, Vivian Woodell courtesy The Phone Co-op; Working for a World Without War, Illustration by Ashley Tobin; Cradles of Morality, Painting by Dan Parry-Jones; The Restless Genius of Print, Under the Wave off Kanagawa (The Great Wave) from Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, colour woodblock, 1831. Acquisition supported by the Art Fund © The Trustees of the British Museum

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