The Rights of Mother Earth

  By Pablo Solón The rights of Mother Earth are a call to abandon the existing dominant anthropocentric paradigm and to imagine a new Earth society. For anthropocentrism, human beings are at the center of everything and are superior to all other beings and elements that are part of the Earth. Humans are the only ones who possess consciousness, values and morals. Humanity and nature … Continue reading The Rights of Mother Earth

Derechos de la Madre Tierra

Por Pablo Solón Los derechos de la Madre Tierra son un llamado a abandonar el paradigma antropocéntrico dominante e imaginar una nueva sociedad de la Tierra. Para el antropocentrismo los seres humanos son el centro de todo, son superiores a todos los demás seres y elementos que componen la Tierra. Los seres humanos son los únicos que poseen conciencia, valores y moral. La humanidad y … Continue reading Derechos de la Madre Tierra

Introduction

The premise of this publication is that we are living a systemic crisis that can only be solved through systemic alternatives. Humanity is facing a complex set of crises from environmental, economic, social to civilizational crisis. All of these crises are part of a whole.  We cannot solve one of these crises without addressing the others. Each one is constantly receiving a strong feedback from … Continue reading Introduction

Introducción

La presente publicación parte de la premisa de que estamos viviendo una crisis sistémica que sólo puede ser resuelta con alternativas sistémicas. Lo que la humanidad enfrenta no es sólo una crisis ambiental, económica, social, geopolítica, institucional o civilizatoria. Todas estas crisis son parte de un todo. Es imposible resolver una de estas crisis sin abordar las otras en su conjunto. Cada una de estas … Continue reading Introducción

Book: Systemic Alternatives

[Versión en Español] The premise of this publication is that we are living a systemic crisis that can only be solved through systemic alternatives. Humanity is facing a complex set of crises from environmental, economic, social to civilizational crisis. All of these crises are part of a whole. We cannot solve one of these crises without addressing the others. The construction of complementarities between Vivir … Continue reading Book: Systemic Alternatives

Libro: Alternativas Sistémicas

[English version] La presente publicación parte de la premisa de que estamos viviendo una crisis sistémica que sólo puede ser resuelta con alternativas sistémicas. Lo que la humanidad enfrenta no es sólo una crisis ambiental, económica, social, geopolítica, institucional o civilizatoria. Todas estas crisis son parte de un todo. Es imposible resolver una de estas crisis sin abordar las otras en su conjunto. La construcción … Continue reading Libro: Alternativas Sistémicas

If Nature Had Rights

[CORMAC CULLINAN DRAWINGS, AMY FALSTROM] Read an extract from the author’s book Wild Law. It was the SUDDEN RUSH of the goats’ bodies against the side of the boma that woke him. Picking up a spear and stick, the Kenyan farmer slipped out into the warm night and crept toward the pen. All he could see was the spotted, sloping hindquarters of the animal trying to … Continue reading If Nature Had Rights

Nature’s right to exist gets a boost from key organizations

[Mike Gaworecki, 2016-10-13] In 2008, Ecuador became the first country to enshrine in its constitution the right of nature to exist and thrive. Then Bolivia passed its Law of the Rights of Mother Earth in 2010, which not only recognizes the natural world’s rights but also grants Earth what’s been called a “legal personality,” thereby allowing legal action to be brought on the planet’s behalf … Continue reading Nature’s right to exist gets a boost from key organizations

¿Que pasó con los derechos de la Madre Tierra?

Entrevista realizada a Pablo Solón por Alda ¿Que son los Derechos de la Madre Tierra? Los Derechos de la Madre Tierra son un llamado a superar el dominante paradigma antropocéntrico e imaginar una nueva sociedad de equilibrio en la Tierra. Los Derechos de la Madre Tierra están aun en proceso de construcción y son el resultado de la convergencia de diferentes corrientes de pensamiento, entre … Continue reading ¿Que pasó con los derechos de la Madre Tierra?

Rights of Nature: FAQs

[celdf on: http://celdf.org/rights-of-nature-frequently-asked-questions] What do we mean when we say that nature should have rights? Under the current system of law in almost every country, nature is considered to be property, a treatment which confers upon the property owner the right to destroy ecosystems and nature on that property. When we talk about the “rights of nature,” it means recognizing that ecosystems and natural communities are … Continue reading Rights of Nature: FAQs

Catching the Power of the Wind

A Statement of the Occasion of the Thirtieth Anniversary of the United Nations at the Spiritual Summit Conference V October 24, 1975 Published in Evening Thoughts San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 2006 Thomas Berry On this thirtieth anniversary of the founding of the United Nations we wish to indicate to you our esteem for the work you have accomplished. For thirty years this body has … Continue reading Catching the Power of the Wind