Category: Mike Bell

John Lewis-In Memoriam

And in this New Year of 2021 may we get involved in lots of good trouble—standing up for what is right in a climate changing world. May we do it in a manner that releases all bitterness and leaves love and peace in its place.

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Family Christmas Stories

At this time of year my wife and I often attend Blue Christmas services to celebrate friends and family members who have died in the past year. But I don’t think there will be many live remembrances given the restrictions on gathering in place this month.

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Imagining a Different World

We have grown up confident that our scientific capabilities and technology will keep us safe. But it is very apparent that they are not keeping protecting us from certain things. In fact, some of the technologies that scientists have helped develop are at the root of our problems. We are in a situation that psychologists call cognitive dissonance.

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Shamanic Thinking in a Changing World

The old thinking, where all things and people are considered as commodities, must be replaced. More than a hundred economists have recently published a paper noting that the carbon economy we developed (supported by our political and legal systems) is the major cause of our climate change problems.

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Man’s Search for Meaning

On August 4, 2020 a hundred of the world’s leading economists published a dramatic document entitled “Letter from economists: to rebuild our world we must end the Carbon Economy”. In relatively few words it describes the world in which we live, the problems we are facing and the steps we must take to turn things around.

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