At a time when climate change, international terrorism and chronic world poverty are showing the fundamental fragility and unsustainability of the present world order, Resurgence presents a vision of the future where economics enhances ecology, politics preserves peace and democracy ensures social justice. It is a vision where humanity is at ease with itself and is in harmony with the natural world; a vision where spiritual fulfilment and material wellbeing are in balance and science is in constant conversation with wisdom; a vision where political pragmatism is not in conflict with the culture of compassion; a vision where corporate responsibility is not an impediment to business success; a vision where social justice and economic equity are the backbones of national and international trade; a vision where human needs are met within the renewable resources of the earth and human rights are not in contradiction with the rights of nature.
It is a vision of wholeness, integrity and coherence of the earth community of which the human community is an integral part.
Even though human civilisation is threatened by grave environmental crises and global warming and many people are scared of impending catastrophe, Resurgence’s vision is not driven by doom and gloom; rather it is inspired and motivated by love of nature, respect for the earth, reverence for all life and a fair ‘deal’ to all people, believing that the power of love is greater than the force of fear and despair. Resurgence presents and promotes a positive perspective which is based on a foundation of optimism and hope.
Resurgence (now Resurgence & Ecologist) magazine has been in publication for the past 45 years and in order to secure its future The Resurgence Trust has been formed in the conviction that humankind is capable of rising to the challenges of our time by using its potential, its imagination and its creativity. The transforming power of the human spirit can bring about social, political and economic transformation to ensure the wellbeing of future generations. The Resurgence Trust, in collaboration with likeminded individuals and organisations, will work towards the realisation of such a vision as we believe that urgent action is needed to stem the tide of global catastrophe, but that action must be embedded in human wisdom which can help us to live joyfully and justly within the carrying capacity of the earth.