The eco-philosopher Joanna Macy has stated that, “the sense of connectedness with all beings is politically subversive in the extreme.” In this talk, Drew Dellinger will explore the links between changing our worldview and changing the world. By examining the world-views of connection and mutuality present in all traditional cultures, we can better recognize the cosmology of separation and exploitation underlying the modern West’s ecologically and socially destructive philosophies and practices.
This talk gives an overview of the ecological and cosmological vision of Thomas Berry, the wisdom of Indigenous and African traditions, the worldview of Martin Luther King Jr., and the emerging movements for social and ecological transformation as examples of what Dellinger calls, “a cosmology of connection.”
Living in a thoroughly interconnected cosmos challenges us to act with compassion, discernment, and ethical integrity. From personal transformation, to collective social change, the ontological nonduality of existence calls us to recognize systemic injustice and deepen our expressions of prophetic courage, healing, and loving-kindness.
Drew Dellinger Ph.D., is a poet, teacher, writer and speaker who has inspired minds and hearts around the world, performing poetry and keynoting on justice, ecology, cosmology and compassion. He is also a consultant, publisher, and founder of Planetize the Movement Press.http://www.drewdellinger.org