Reflections

Daily Reflection: Much of American now believes that the growth of local and regional economies have slowed

Gary-Paul-Nabhan-1-85x85Much of American society now believes that conservation costs so much money and jobs that the growth of local and regional economies have been slowed, disrupted or diminished.

But in our new paradigm, collaboration restoration strategies generate livelihoods with livable wages, valuable ecosystem services and local multiplier effects in a manner that sustains local assets and enhances regional economies so that they become ...

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The News that Stayed News – Mary Evelyn Tucker

Gary-Paul-Nabhan-1-85x85Today, I heard the always memorable Mary Evelyn Tucker, coauthor of The Journey of the Universe and the Earth Charter’s preamble, tell the Living School: “If we let ourselves go down the route where we assume that humans are doomed to be nothing more than a problem for the earth, we will have no place to go… Instead, the wisdom traditions need to ...

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Daily Reflection: The grassroots ecological restoration movement – not the habitat mitigation engineering profession – has shifted

Gary-Paul-Nabhan-1-85x85The grassroots ecological restoration movement — not the habitat mitigation engineering profession — has shifted the paradigm in the American Conservation Movement from one of “lock-it-up protectionism” to joyous hands-on participation in the restorative processes of natural, self-renewing communities.

We do not feel the isolation of the bitter and lonely environmentalists of the past; we feel that sensuous satisfactions of getting our hands ...

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Daily Reflection: Saint Francis of Assisi is but one of many charismatic earth-keepers

Gary-Paul-Nabhan-1-85x85Saint Francis of Assisi is but one of many charismatic earth-keepers that had the “peripheral vision” to see what was coming over the horizon in order to head off more unnecessary death, destruction and degradation of our homelands and scared places. He made peace with wolves, with sultans, with Assisi’s political foes, and with his own vagrant soul.

But let us now praise ...

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Daily Reflection: On November 29, 1979, Pope John Paul II declared St. Francis the Patron Saint of Ecology

Gary-Paul-Nabhan-1-85x85On November 29, 1979, Pope John Paul II declared St. Francis the Patron Saint of Ecology, but perhaps we should more properly recognize him as an Ecumenical Saint of Restoration Ecology, Environmental Justice and Endangered Species Recovery. He not only lived in and cared for the wildest habitats of his time, but made peace with imperiled wolves, birds, invertebrates and marginalized ...

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Daily Reflection by Brother Coyote

Gary-Paul-Nabhan-1-85x85Eight centuries ago, a young dreamer from Assisi named Francesco di Bernardone heard a voice say to him, “Francesco, va’, ripara la mia casa che, come vedi, è tutta in rovina.” The voice of the Creator was telling Francis of Assisi to “Go, repair my house which, as you can see, is all in ruin.‘ At first Francis thought the voice was ...

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