We will need a democratic world government to adequately address shared planetary risks and opportunities in this century. A critical strategic step toward that end would be the formation of a global parliamentary assembly.
What role can theology play in changing how we see nature and each other? A founder of liberation theology discusses the movement's origins and the vital connections between ecology and social justice.
A movement is gaining traction to recognize the wanton destruction of nature by states and corporations as a crime under international law. The resistance will be fierce, but the emerging ecocentrism in law and citizen activism offers grounds for hope.
With commentary by Rahul Goswami, Brian Henning, Paul Nieuwenhuis, Robert Paehlke, Linda Sheehan, Neera Singh, Pella Thiel, Tim Weiskel, and Allen White, and a response from the author.