A Voice for Earth: American Writers Respond to the Earth Charter

A Voice for Earth: American Writers Respond to the Earth Charter

by Alison Deming
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0820332119

ISBN-13: 9780820332116

Pub. Date: 09/15/2008

Publisher: University of Georgia Press


A Voice for Earth is a collection of poems, essays, and stories that together give a voice to the ethical principles outlined in the Earth Charter. The Earth Charter was adopted in the year 2000 with the mission of addressing the economic, social, political, spiritual, and environmental problems confronting the world in the twenty-first century.

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A Voice for Earth is a collection of poems, essays, and stories that together give a voice to the ethical principles outlined in the Earth Charter. The Earth Charter was adopted in the year 2000 with the mission of addressing the economic, social, political, spiritual, and environmental problems confronting the world in the twenty-first century.

Part 1 of the book, "Imagination into Principle," comprises Steven C. Rockefeller's behind-the-scenes summary of how the language for the Earth Charter was drafted. In part 2, "Principle into Imagination," ten writers breathe life into its concepts with their own original work. Contributors include Rick Bass, Alison Hawthorne Deming, John Lane, Robert Michael Pyle, Janisse Ray, Scott Russell Sanders, Lauret Savoy, and Mary Evelyn Tucker. In part 3, "Imagination and Principle into a New Ethic," Leonardo Boff offers a new paradigm created through reflecting on the concept of care in the Earth Charter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820332116
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
09/15/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
466,278
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Foreword: The Rights of Nature   Homero Aridjis     xi
Foreword: Taking the Globe to Our Bosom   Terry Tempest Williams     xiii
Introduction   A. James Wohlpart   Peter Blaze Corcoran     xix
Imagination into Principle
Crafting Principles for the Earth Charter   Steven C. Rockefeller     3
The Earth Charter     24
Principle into Imagination: Literary Responses to the Earth Charter
Owning the Imperatives: A Poem for the Earth Charter   Alison Hawthorne Deming     37
Learning to See the Stars: The Earth Charter as a Compass for the New Century   Mary Evelyn Tucker     40
Remembering the Ancient Path: The Original Instructions and the Earth Charter   Chief Jake Swamp     54
Lake Conestee   John Lane     61
Restoration: A Plan   Rick Bass     68
Wilderness as a Sabbath for the Land   Scott Russell Sanders     80
Who   Robert Michael Pyle     90
Broad Water, Distant Land   Stuart Ching     92
Possibility Begins Here   Lauret Savoy     107
Hope for Democracy   Janisse Ray     113
Imagination andPrinciple into a New Ethic
The Ethic of Care   Leonardo Boff$dtranslated by Philip Berryman     129
Afterword   Kamla Chowdhry     146
Contributors     149

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