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Climate: It is a moral issue

Issue 291 • July/August 2015

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Welcome

This is What Matters

Peace, Nature, art and social justice outweigh blind economic 'growth'

Frontline

Repair Cafes Counter Throwaway Culture •

A welcome return to 'make do and mend'

London Campaign seeks National Park City status

Plans to green Britain's capital

News From the Grassroots •

Reports from around the world

New Health Curbs on Wi-Fi in Schools

France introduces laws to protect children from Wi-Fi

Prayers for Thich Nhat Hanh, Prophet of Peace •

The mindfulness community from Plum Village pay homage to their founder

Ecologist

Rays of Solar Hope •

Finding cause for optimism in the face of climate change

From Feathers to Changing Values

The vision of the RSPB

The Art of Deception •

Exposing the truth behind processed food

The Edge of Extinction

Lessons from marginal communities

Call of the Wild, Cry of the Wolf •

Scotland's rewilding controversy

Quotes

The Practice of Mindfulness •

A simple daily practice

Exploring the Amazon •

People get lost exploring the Amazon

Keynotes

Climate: It Is A Moral Issue •

The Pope's intervention transforms the environmental debate

Undercurrents

Encyclical to Galvanise Catholic Conscience •

The impact of the Pope's statement on climate change

Shades of Saffron •

The challenges facing Buddhist nuns in the East and in the West

Heaven on Earth

A personal manifesto reprinted from Resurgence May/June 1970

Change is the Only Constant •

The shifting shape of work and society

A New Call for Resistance and Renewal

The International Alliance for Localism is a new movement for global change

Ethical Living

Small Country, Big Dilemma •

How Bhutan differentiates between livelihood and employment

Lure of the Wii, Call of the Wild •

Realities, virtual and otherwise

Design for Wild Living •

Town gardens are vital for wildlife

The Kindest Cuts of All •

A viticulturalist with a mission

Good Square Meals •

Growing meals from a square metre

Patrick Whitefield 1949 - 2015 •

A tribute to a permaculture pioneer

Waste Lines

In his regular column Qwerty Something, Matt Harvey goes with the flow

Forest Activist Fights for His Freedom •

Amnesty appeal for a Russian environmentalist

Watching the Mind •

Overcoming negative emotions

The Arts

Bearing Witness to a World of Wonder •

The importance of Nature Poetry

Diverse Ways of Seeing

A celebration of Australian Indigenous art at the British Museum

Letters of Life and the Land •

Celebrating Van Gogh's engagement with Nature

Forms of Time and Place •

The sculptures of Barbara Hepworth

Regulars

Poetry - The Resurgence Poetry Prize

Announcing a major eco-poetry award

Poetry - The Wounds of Being •

The poetry of Rebecca Seiferle

Letters to the Editors

A selection of letters to our editors

Crossword

A brainteaser full of ecological clues

Reviews

From Despair to Reconciliation

Review of Young Eliot: From St Louis to The Waste Land

Friends in Strange Places

Review of Honourable Friends? Parliament and the Fight for Change

Illusions of History

Review of The Illusion of Separation: Exploring the Cause of our Current Crises

A Voice for the Wilderness

Review of John Muir: The Scotsman Who Saved America's Wild Places

Meditation on the Move

Review of Pathlands: 21 Tranquil Walks among the Villages of Britain

Web Exclusives

Article - Bringing Wolves Back to Scotland

The controversial proposal to rewild Scotland

Article - Guardians of the Earth &

Indigenous wisdom can help us care for the world

Review - A Directed Change of Consciousness

Review of Pioneering the Possible: Awakened Leadership for a World that Works

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