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In the current issue

In the September/October issue we focus on the fundamental concepts of ecology: connectedness, relationship and interdependence.

Fritjof Capra's presents a striking argument for how modern discoveries in science are beginning to echo spiritual ideas about our place in the universe and our connectedness with it.

Deep connection with nature is often the source of passion for social, spiritual and environmental activists and for our contributors. Bianca Jagger has increasingly devoted her energies to human rights and environmental campaigning. In her article 'Five Steps To Save Our Seas', she makes an impassioned plea to tackle plastic pollution in our oceans.

Three women from a new generation of activists are profiled in Joanna Blundell's article 'Representing the People'. Elsewhere, we interview the dramatist Jenna Watt about her one-woman show Faslane, which looks at the campaign against nuclear weapons.

Thembi Mutch reports from Mozambique on environmental campaigners working with local coastal communities. And Victoria Manthorpe profiles three architects who have designed their own homes to meet the challenges of climate change.

In our arts and review pages, we feature a short story by Miriam Darlington; Christine Toomey looks at the links between Buddhist and Stoic teachings on how to live well; Kate Blincoe spends a night beneath the stars; and Jini Reddy enjoys the magic connection between folk tales and healing.

We also include a tribute to Tessa Tennant, the campaigner for sustainable, green finance. She recently asserted: "Here's to acknowledging many more people unfrightened of challenging the status quo and dedicated to making a better world." This is a sentiment at the heart of Resurgence.

We hope you will find much to enjoy in this issue of Resurgence & Ecologist and can take time to explore our many featured articles.

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Feature articles

Five Steps to Save Our Seas

Five Steps to Save Our Seas

The problem of plastic pollution and its devastating impact on our oceans is huge. In response, Bianca Jagger calls for a paradigm shift in global waste management, a set of new policies and a definitive change in our way of life. Plus, she provides some minimum actions that should be taken right now.
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Cyclones, Speedboats and Rising Tides

Cyclones, Speedboats and Rising Tides

Thembi Mutch reports from East Africa on projects to protect the ocean and the livelihoods of those living nearby. A common thread emerges - that ocean conservation can only succeed if local knowledge is valued and informs the solutions being implemented.
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Lessons from the Peoples of the Land

Lessons from the Peoples of the Land

The key to understanding how indigenous communities stay resilient in the face of so many challenges, including climate change, is to explore the fundamental principles of how these communities connect with the living world around them. Gleb Raygorodetsky reports from Western Canada.
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Turn Off, Tune In: A Lesson in Learning

Turn Off, Tune In: A Lesson in Learning

Kim Samuel highlights the disturbing rise in mental health issues among students. She calls for a move away from mobile phones and urges us to put wellbeing at the heart of student care, reminding us that "Technology may be an aid in the modern classroom, but the work of building meaningful relationships requires a human touch."
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Black and White and Green

Black and White and Green

Peter Reason reviews The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature, by J. Drew Lanham. He finds a gentle memoir with a powerful message alongside some challenging questions including: "Who gets to say what nature really is?"
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Once Upon a Thyme

Once Upon a Thyme

Jini Reddy enjoys a collection of plant-themed folk stories as she reviews 'Botanical Folk Tales From Britain and Ireland'. She discovers skilfully crafted tales, woven with magic, and seemingly tailor-made by Lisa Schneidau for 21st Century environmentalist.
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More than a magazine

Resurgence Voices

Resurgence Voices

We've launched our first podcast! Resurgence Voices, podcasts from the Resurgence Trust, will cover themes of ethical living, eco activism and the arts. Our first podcast features Satish Kumar talking about food, peace walks and living in harmony with Nature. Don't miss it, it's here

Amy Genser

Amy Genser Gallery

The American artist Amy Genser says she 'plays with paper and paint' to explore her obsession with texture, patterns and colour. Whether it is the flow of water, the shape of beehives or Nature's organic irregularity, she evokes natural forms and processes.
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Resurgence Talks

Resurgence Talks

An exciting new series of Resurgence events in London in association with 42 Acres Shoreditch. The monthly programme, inspired by the ideas of Resurgence covers issues including the environment, arts, meditation and ethical living.
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Resurgence Festival of Wellbeing

Festival of Wellbeing

Join us for the Resurgence Festival of Wellbeing on 27 Oct 2018 in London. A one day conference raising awareness and action to place wellbeing at the heart of political and social decision-making. We will be exploring the idea that instead of economic growth we need growth in wellbeing.Book tickets here

Resurgence Building for the Future

Resurgence Building for the Future

Keep up to date with our project to create a Resurgence Centre for Education, Environment and the Arts in Hartland. Includes videos, links to the latest articles and pictures of the Small School chapel and garden.
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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; Five Steps to Save Our Seas: Brotes 2014 by Alejandro Durán; Cyclones, Speedboats and Rising Tides: Adolfo and Arturo, local fishermen sorting their nets and carrying out minor boat repairs. Photograph by Thembi Mutch; Lessons from the Peoples of the Land: Kitasoo Dawn by Roy Henry Vickers royhenryvickers.com; Turn Off, Tune In: Chat Etiquette by Kotryna Zukauskaite; Once Upon a Thyme: Wistman's Wood by John Hurford

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