Activist writer Raj Patel rallies us to join in a “social-movement Buddhism” to take on world hunger. “People go hungry,” he says, “not because of a deficiency of food but because of poverty.”
Like Moths Circling a Flame: Climate Change and the Danger to the World’s Food Supply
Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi challenges Buddhists to act, even to take radical political action, to save a world threatened by climate change and a global ethic of ruthless competition.
Interview with Joanna Macy & John Robbins: Great Turning, Long Friendship
Over thirty years of friendship, Joanna Macy and John Robbins have inspired each other’s work for a life-sustaining world. Their exchange examines GMOs, factory farms, pesticides, community-supported agriculture, sustainable production and the power of compassion.
Matthew Brensilver and Kim Allen discuss the Buddhist Insight Network’s recent survey, revealing common and contrasting needs, worries and hopes for teachers of color, teachers with young children and teachers who are aging.
Insight teacher Tara Brach traces back all wanting to the desire to “be” love and to belong. When we trust in our mutual belonging, we will not be overwhelmed and can work together toward healing our world. Presented with a poem by Natalie Goldberg.