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Maddy Harland |
Friday, 25th May 2018

Being Salmon, Being Human starts with a wonderful, evocative foreword by Stephan Harding, describing what it means to consciously realise in every cell of our body that we are living on a sentient, interconnected planet as opposed to in a dead Cartesian machine.

This sets the scene for Martin Mueller who takes us on a journey from the vigour and beauty of the salmonid species worldwide to its industrial, genetically modified farming system, as terrible as any terrestrial caged feedlot.

 
Maddy Harland |
Tuesday, 15th May 2018
 
Maddy Harland |
Wednesday, 28th March 2018

As children, we were taught to see patterns and rhythms in two or perhaps three dimensions. Our solar system was portrayed as a collection of planets circling around a central sun and, if we were lucky, we might have seen a 3D version of this at a planetarium. Yet how far from the truth is this old style harmony of the spheres?

 
Maddy Harland |
Friday, 15th December 2017

In November 2017, I was given one of the greatest of honours: to welcome India's foremost spiritual leader, Amma (Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi) to the UK on the 30th anniversary of her first visit and in the company of the Indian ambassador, Dinesh K. Patnaik (second left), and the renown film director and artist, Shekhar Kapur (far right).

 
Maddy Harland |
Friday, 1st December 2017

St Ethelburga's Centre for Peace and Reconciliation in London says spiritual ecology “...is about sticking our hands in the soil – feeling into the roots of social and environmental issues – cultivating a deeper relationship with life that reflects the interconnectedness of all life.”

They list four principles:

Interconnectedness

Reverence for nature

Stewardship

Service

How can these principles be rooted into our lives and what are the opportunities and challenges taking these principles into the environmental, social and spiritual movements?

 

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