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New book “Thomas Berry in Italy: Reflections on Spirituality & Sustainability” addresses the Earth Charter

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ECI is pleased to announce the release of a new book titled ¨Thomas Berry in Italy: Reflections on Spirituality and Sustainability” edited by Elisabeth M. Ferrero and published by Pacem in Terris Press.

This book, organized in 33 chapters by different authors, offers a rich and diverse collection of tributes to the memory of Thomas Berry. Contributors to this book were participants in the Assisi conferences on “Spirituality and Sustainability” or participants in the Study Abroad for Earth programmes held from 1991 to 2000 in Assisi, Italy.

The featured speaker and resource person for these conferences and programmes was the late Thomas Berry. A scholar in world religions, protégé of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and a great contemporary ecological thinker, Thomas Berry became the leading intellectual figure, in cooperation with scientist Brian Swimme, for an important school of thought known as the “New Cosmology.”

Part IV of the book offers Chapters that have a special focus on the Earth Charter:

– ¨The Earth Charter: An Ethical Framework of Spirituality and Sustainability¨ by Richard Clugston;
– ¨The Earth Charter as a New Global Ethic¨ by Elisabeth M. Ferrero & Joe Holland;
¨Tribal Link and the Sacred Map¨ by Pamela Kraft, and
¨A Unique Community of Life” – The Earth Charter in Assisi. A German View in a Global Context¨ by Frank Meyberg.

Here are some excerpts of the book in reference to the Earth Charter:

¨The Earth Charter, as a document and the focus of a social movement, is making a catalytic contribution accelerating our transition to sustainable ways of living…¨ (The Earth Charter: An Ethical Framework of Spirituality and Sustainability¨ by Richard Clugston).

¨The Earth Charter is an important document proposing a new way of thinking, living, and being as a paradigm based on a sustainable ecological vision of global ethics for all beings, institutions, governments and nations on Earth¨ (¨The Earth Charter as a New Global Ethic¨ by Elisabeth M. Ferrero & Joe Holland).

¨The Charter is seen by many as a vision of hope and a call to action; within its focus areas it promotes special attention to the rights of indigenous peoples…¨ (¨Tribal Link and the Sacred Map¨ by Pamela Kraft).

¨Berry´s thoughts are at the foundation of the Earth Charter process, both in the preamble and other parts of this visionary text…¨ (“A Unique Community of Life” – The Earth Charter in Assisi. A German View in a Global Context by Frank Meyberg).

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