The Wilmette Institute, in collaboration with the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) Sustainability 360 Program, is pleased to present this free Spring 2022 lecture for students of GTU and, UC Berkeley, as well as the Wilmette Institute.
The science says that the affluent are the most responsible for the existential challenges of climate change, the biodiversity crisis and pollution threats and that we must turn the corner in this decade before these crises lead to catastrophe. Governments have already, in the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement and other texts, mapped out a plan forward. The failure is in implementation due to the power of vested interests, corruption, materialist ideologies and the lack of political will faced with the necessary material sacrifices. Only a just transition motivated by ethical and spiritual values at the grass roots can lay the foundations for a more meaningful and sustainable social order offering a positive way forward through the turmoil of the inevitably difficult transition.
Laurent Mesbah, Wilmette Institute Adjunct Faculty for its course on Sustainability and Human Prosperity, hosted this online presentation.
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 6th, 1 pm Pacific (4 pm Eastern)
See also Michael Karlberg, “Responding to Injustice with Constructive Agency”