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The Great Work of Metalaw: A Paradigm of the Entireties by Hal White

In 1999, in his magnum opus, The Great Work, Thomas Berry said that the present urgency is to begin thinking within the context of the whole planet, the integral Earth community with all its human and other-than-human components, as an ecological imperative.

Is the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement the wake-up call the world needs?

Could President Trump's announcement of US withdrawal from the agreement be anything but disastrous? An opinion piece written by author of The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning, Jeremy Lent
Robin Muray

My Dear Friend, Robin Murray

I have lost a friend and someone I am proud to have thought of as a mentor – an inspiration not just because of his ideas and his pioneering activity, but because of his manner, his warmth and his generosity. We have lost a man who combined practical experience, probing intelligence and a gentle wisdom – truly an inspiration to so many.
Daniel Christian Wahl

The Three Horizons of innovation and culture change

An article on The Three Horizons of innovation and culture change by Daniel Christian Wahl, glocal educator, activist and consultant, generalized in whole systems design and transformative innovation for regenenerative cultures.

Sustainability is not enough; we need regenerative cultures

Sustainability alone is not an adequate goal. Article by Daniel Christian Wahl

Sparking an Educational Revolution

Underpinning currently dominant educational practice lie a series of assumptions about how we learn that are contradicted by a growing body of scientific evidence, as well as by our common sense.
Escola Schumacher

The development of the Certificate programme in Brazil - Patricia Shaw interviews Juliana Schneider

Patricia Shaw, visiting teacher and fellow at Schumacher College has been involved with the setting up of Schumacher-like activities in Brazil. In this interview, she asks Juliana Schneider, Msc in Holistic science and co-founder of Escola Schumacher Brasil, about the Certificate in Holistic Science and Economics for Transition, a year-long-programme being offered now for the third time in Brazil and with two places remaining.

The great British make off: how a new materialism can give us back control

A true march of the makers will turn the tables on our abusive consumer culture and deliver the richer relationship with ‘stuff’ that our economy is crying out for

The Edges in the Middle

The healer knows that hope means displacement. To touch the universe is to lose one’s ground. To arrive is to be dismembered. To be born is to be reborn – and not in a neat way. I like to say that “we are coming down to earth, and we will not arrive intact”.

Growing and sharing food from the college garden is a key part of life at Schumacher College

Schumacher College’s inception as a centre for nature-based education, personal transformation and collective action, the gardens have been integral to the vision of Satish Kumar and co-founders. In keeping with Tagore's view that nature is our teacher, different areas within the gardens have been created as spaces for contemplation and relaxation, food growing and ecologically-minded horticultural practices.