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The Economics of Peace

Issue 287 • November/December 2014 • The Future We Want and the One We Can't Afford > Welcome

Wellbeing means rejecting the illusory, consumerist notions of limitless growth

War and Peace

Issue 286 • September/October 2014 • Politics of Peace > Welcome

Freedom from fear is a prerequisite for peace

The Power of Nonviolence •

Issue 286 • September/October 2014 • Politics of Peace > Undercurrents

The use of violence to solve human problems is uncivilised

Truth, Goodness and Beauty

Issue 284 • May/June 2014 • Ecological Feminism > Welcome

Introducing the trinity of Truth, Goodness and Beauty

Planetary Wellbeing

Issue 283 • March/April 2014 • Small is the New Big > Welcome

Instead of economic growth we need growth in wellbeing

New Year New Philosophy

Issue 282 • January/February 2014 • Benevolent Universe > Welcome

We must go beyond self-interest and embrace the idea of mutual interest

Benevolent Universe

Issue 282 • January/February 2014 • Benevolent Universe > Keynotes

Creating a green movement that places its trust in benevolence

I Am An Optimist

Issue 281 • November/December 2013 • Protecting the Countryside > Welcome

Optimism empowers whilst pessimism disempowers

To GM or not to GM?

Issue 280 • September/October 2013 • A Green Manifesto > Welcome

Why Nature and farmers will feed the world, not Monsanto and the technocrats

The Ecozoic Era

Issue 279 • July/August 2013 • The Ecozoic Era > Welcome

We are not in the Anthropocene Epoch, but entering into the Ecozoic Era

The Year of Collaboration

Issue 278 • May/June 2013 • Natural Wealth > Welcome

Working together to make a difference

Reaching Out

Issue 277 • March/April 2013 • The Quiet Revolution > Welcome

The time has come to spread the word

Soil, Soul and Society

Issue 277 • March/April 2013 • The Quiet Revolution > Undercurrents

Introducing an eco-philosophy that that will benefit all living beings

The Great Challenge

Issue 276 • January/February 2013 • The Tipping Point > Welcome

Caring for our environment is a moral imperative

What Price Realism? •

Issue 276 • January/February 2013 • The Tipping Point > Quotes

Excerpt from an interview with the Guardian's environment editor, John Vidal

The Economy of Nature

Issue 275 • November/December 2012 • Pricing Nature > Welcome

Why not create an economy that is self-renewing, self-managing and self-sustaining?

A Marriage Made in Heaven

Issue 274 • September/October 2012 • A Shared Agenda > Welcome

How Resurgence and the Ecologist finally tied the merger knot

Networking Together for a Better World

Issue 273 • July/August 2012 • Emerging Networks > Welcome

Creating personal, social and cultural wellbeing

Whole Body Prayer •

Issue 273 • July/August 2012 • Emerging Networks > Quotes

A poem to embrace life

The Transformative Power of Art

Issue 272 • May/June 2012 • Catalysts For Change > Welcome

David Hockney reminds us what the politicians have forgotten

A Dual Agenda &

Issue 271 • March/April 2012 • Animals: A New Ethics > Welcome

It's time for the environmental movement to embrace the cause of animal rights

Money and Morality

Issue 270 • January/February 2012 • A New Moral Compass > Welcome

True wealth is created by imagination, creativity and skill

Members' Page - What Can You Buy With 15p? •

Issue 270 • January/February 2012 • A New Moral Compass > Regulars > Members' Page

Fundraising for The Resurgence Trust

Wellbeing is Our Birthright

Issue 269 • November/December 2011 • Wellbeing > Welcome

Treating crisis as an opportunity for transformation

Members' Page - Letter from the Editor •

Issue 269 • November/December 2011 • Wellbeing > Regulars > Members' Page

Let Resurgence be your companion to build a resilient, sustainable and joyful future

A New Paradigm

Issue 268 • September/October 2011 • What Comes Next? > Welcome

Our work must be based in harmony and wholeness

The Story of Schumacher

Issue 267 • July/August 2011 • Once Upon A Time > Welcome

Storytelling inspires imaginative solutions to the challenges we face

The Wisdom of Tagore

Issue 266 • May/June 2011 • Tagore - The Big Vision > Welcome

A tribute to Rabindranath Tagore

A Vision to Serve •

Issue 266 • May/June 2011 • Tagore - The Big Vision > Timeless Tagore

Sharing a personal selection of Tagore's transformative poetry

Our Core Values

Issue 265 • March/April 2011 • Intrinsic Values > Welcome

We need to live by intrinsic values

We Are All Leaders

Issue 264 • January/February 2011 • Leadership > Welcome

True leadership is focused on inspiration, motivation and right action

Art in Nature •

Issue 264 • January/February 2011 • Leadership > The Arts

Yorkshire Sculpture Park director, Peter Murray, shares his vision of working with art and Nature

The Power of Arts and Crafts

Issue 263 • November/December 2010 • Apostles of Beauty > Welcome

Artists and artisans are alchemists

Members' Page - Letter from Satish Kumar

Issue 263 • November/December 2010 • Apostles of Beauty > Regulars > Members' Page

Celebrate Christmas with Resurgence

Members' Page - Festival of Arts, Crafts and Culture

Issue 263 • November/December 2010 • Apostles of Beauty > Regulars > Members' Page

Tagore Festival at Dartington 2011

Tagore: A People's Poet

Issue 262 • September/October 2010 • Embodied Wisdom > Welcome

A vision of wholeness and Integrity.

People Planet Health

Issue 261 • July/August 2010 • Sustaining Life > Welcome

Healthy people need a healthy planet.

Education for Happiness

Issue 260 • May/June 2010 • On Being Human > Welcome

Education for human wellbeing and planetary sustainability.

Food Beautiful Food

Issue 259 • March/April 2010 • Seeds of Change: The Future of Food > Welcome

Food from trees and vegetarian food grown organically are an ecological imperative.

Satish’s Blog - Avatar: Sowing Seeds of Respect for a Truly Global Community

Issue 258 • January/February 2010 • Liberty > Web Exclusives > Satish’s Blog

Liberty is Natural

Issue 258 • January/February 2010 • Liberty > Welcome

Now is the time to embrace liberty together with equality and fraternity.

Flower Power

Issue 257 • November/December 2009 • Resilience & Climate Change > Welcome

Resilient flowers need resilient fields and forests to flourish.

Trees are the Answer

Issue 257 • November/December 2009 • Resilience & Climate Change > Biocultural Diversity

Let us continue the work started by Wangari Maathai and reforest the entire world, creating right livelihood for all.

Art for Earth's Sake •

Issue 257 • November/December 2009 • Resilience & Climate Change > The Arts

We need a paradigm shift from 'ego-art' to 'eco-art'.

Quantum Leap

Issue 256 • September/October 2009 • Exploring Consciousness > Welcome

Consciousness is not merely a philosophical or scientific theory: it is a living reality.

Pilgrims or Tourists?

Issue 255 • July/August 2009 • Sacred Planet > Welcome

The sacred Earth is a gracious host, but are we prepared to be pilgrim guests rather than tourists?

Elegant Simplicity

Issue 254 • May/June 2009 • Elegant Simplicity > Welcome

Our fixation with fashion is a key cause of current world crises.

Satish’s Blog - Should we give up our nukes?

Issue 253 • March/April 2009 • Economics of Place > Web Exclusives > Satish’s Blog

Economics of Place

Issue 253 • March/April 2009 • Economics of Place > Welcome

Economic recovery must be based on ecological and ethical values.

Nature Crunch

Issue 252 • January/February 2009 • Nature Crunch: Redesign, Rethink, Reimagine > Welcome

The credit crunch is an opportunity to redesign our money system.

Focus on Food

Issue 251 • November/December 2008 • Feasting & Fasting: Connecting the Plate and the Planet > Welcome

Food is a microcosm of the macrocosm.

Article - Health Imperative

Issue 251 • November/December 2008 • Feasting & Fasting: Connecting the Plate and the Planet > Web Exclusives > Article

The quality and quantity of food we produce should be in harmony.

Satish’s Blog - To Be An Earth Pilgrim

Issue 250 • September/October 2008 • Indigenous Intelligence: Diverse Solutions for the 21st Century > Web Exclusives > Satish’s Blog

Dance of Diversity

Issue 250 • September/October 2008 • Indigenous Intelligence: Diverse Solutions for the 21st Century > Welcome

Let us celebrate and embrace the wisdom of traditional culture.

Satish’s Blog - Real Bread

Issue 249 • July/August 2008 • Music for Transformation > Web Exclusives > Satish’s Blog

Satish’s Blog - Resurgence Slow Sunday

Issue 249 • July/August 2008 • Music for Transformation > Web Exclusives > Satish’s Blog

Satish’s Blog - Act Locally to Address Global Issues

Issue 249 • July/August 2008 • Music for Transformation > Web Exclusives > Satish’s Blog

Satish’s Blog - Love Rules Supreme

Issue 249 • July/August 2008 • Music for Transformation > Web Exclusives > Satish’s Blog

Satish’s Blog - Reconnect with Tradition: Baking Bread as a Spiritual Act

Issue 249 • July/August 2008 • Music for Transformation > Web Exclusives > Satish’s Blog

Satish’s Blog - Bread as a Symbol of Biocultural Diversity

Issue 249 • July/August 2008 • Music for Transformation > Web Exclusives > Satish’s Blog

Music for Transformation

Issue 249 • July/August 2008 • Music for Transformation > Welcome

Music is the undercurrent to our collective subconsious.

Satish’s Blog - Building Communities

Issue 248 • May/June 2008 • The Money Delusion: In Search of True Wealth > Web Exclusives > Satish’s Blog

Satish’s Blog - Art of Living

Issue 248 • May/June 2008 • The Money Delusion: In Search of True Wealth > Web Exclusives > Satish’s Blog

Satish’s Blog - Vegetarianism: a nonviolent way of life

Issue 248 • May/June 2008 • The Money Delusion: In Search of True Wealth > Web Exclusives > Satish’s Blog

Satish’s Blog - Healthy Living

Issue 248 • May/June 2008 • The Money Delusion: In Search of True Wealth > Web Exclusives > Satish’s Blog

The Money Delusion

Issue 248 • May/June 2008 • The Money Delusion: In Search of True Wealth > Welcome

The true value of wealth.

Fossil Fools

Issue 247 • March/April 2008 • Long Live Biodiversity! > Welcome

The Gandhian Trinity

Issue 246 • January/February 2008 • Gandhi's Gift: The Power Of Nonviolence > Gandhi Anniversary

Gandhi's techniques of Satyagraha - Sarvodaya, Swaraj, Swadeshi - offered a template for ecology, peace and social justice.

Earth I Love

Issue 245 • November/December 2007 • The Moral Economy > The Moral Economy

Nature is the real source of our wealth.

Welcome

Issue 244 • September/October 2007 • The Green Imperative > Welcome

Ecology and economy.

Welcome

Issue 243 • July/August 2007 • The Point of Return > Welcome

It is 'cool' to be an optimist.

Welcome

Issue 242 • May/June 2007 • Do we need God? / Food Futures > Welcome

Do we need God? A response to Richard Dawkins.

URBAN GARDENS

Issue 241 • March/April 2007 • Urban Ecology > Welcome

We need to grow food, harvest water and generate energy in our cities.

GREEN SUNDAY

Issue 240 • January/February 2007 • There is no wealth but life > Welcome

Green Sunday: responding to the climate change crisis by keeping one day a week for the Earth.

A FAR CRY FROM CHRISTMAS

Issue 239 • November/December 2006 • A Far Cry from Christmas > Welcome

We have to replace our quantitative consumerism with a qualitative lifestyle.

ENVIRONMENTAL NARRATIVES

Issue 238 • September/October 2006 • Celebrating 40 Years of Resurgence > Welcome

Marking forty years of Resurgence.

IF WE LIVE WELL, ALL SHALL BE WELL

Issue 237 • July/August 2006 • Reflecting on India > Welcome

Compassion, not fear, should determine our actions.

THE PHILOSOPHY OF FARMING

Issue 236 • May/June 2006 • Animate Earth > Welcome

Human-scale farming methods are the most sustainable, the most compassionate and the most pleasurable.

FROM OWNERSHIP TO RELATIONSHIP

Issue 235 • March/April 2006 • From Ownership to Relationship > Welcome

We have built a system which turns food and water into commodities to be bought and sold.

HANDS IN THE SOIL

Issue 234 • January/February 2006 • Earth, Wealth and Wellbeing > Welcome

Industrial agriculture removes people from the land and disconnects them from the very source of food upon which we all depend.

CRITIQUE OF CAPITALISM

Issue 233 • November/December 2005 • The Answer is still Peace > Welcome

NATURE KNOWS US - DO WE KNOW NATURE?

Issue 232 • September/October 2005 • Nature Knows us - do we know nature? > Welcome

TIME TO CHOOSE

Issue 231 • July/August 2005 • The Four Pillars of Sustainability > Welcome

INSPIRED BY NATURE

Issue 230 • May/June 2005 • Inspired Designs > Welcome

SPIRITUALITY AND POLITICS

Issue 229 • March/April 2005 • The Spiritual Imperative > Welcome

SPIRITUAL IMPERATIVE

Issue 229 • March/April 2005 • The Spiritual Imperative > Feature Articles

Elegant simplicity is the way to discover spirituality.

CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITHOUT CONSUMING THE EARTH •

Issue 227 • November/December 2004 • Dialogue with Nature > Welcome

DEVELOPMENT AND RELIGION •

Issue 227 • November/December 2004 • Dialogue with Nature > Feature Articles

The route to sustainable development is through the gift of service to the world and the sharing of the Earth's gifts.

EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY •

Issue 226 • September/October 2004 • Ecoliteracy : Dancing Earth > Welcome

A CHILDREN'S CHARTER •

Issue 226 • September/October 2004 • Ecoliteracy : Dancing Earth > Feature Articles

The first principle of a new charter for children is to have schools which are caring communities and not knowledge factories

THE FOUNDATION OF FOOD •

Issue 225 • July/August 2004 • Seeds of Life > Welcome

HEALTHY PLANET, HEALTHY PEOPLE •

Issue 224 • May/June 2004 • The Heat is On > Welcome

Welcome • &

Issue 223 • March/April 2004 • Art for Earth's Sake > Welcome

RIVERS AND STARS •

Issue 223 • March/April 2004 • Art for Earth's Sake > Feature Articles

The landscape at night is a huge darkroom.

PUBLIC SCULPTURE •

Issue 223 • March/April 2004 • Art for Earth's Sake > Feature Articles

Pushing the boundaries of art.

Welcome •

Issue 221 • November/December 2003 • Divine Earth > Welcome

Welcome •

Issue 220 • September/October 2003 • Science and Spirituality > Welcome

Welcome •

Issue 219 • July/August 2003 • A time to heal > Welcome

Welcome •

Issue 218 • May/June 2003 • Futility of War > Welcome

WALKING FOR PEACE •

Issue 218 • May/June 2003 • Futility of War > Prospects for Peace

A thought for the day.

BEYOND ALL 'ISMS' •

Issue 217 • March/April 2003 • Myth of Prosperity > Reviews

Review of Straw Dogs

Welcome •

Issue 216 • January/February 2003 • Patterns of Wholeness > Welcome

ART AND SCIENCE •

Issue 216 • January/February 2003 • Patterns of Wholeness > The Arts

The photograms of Susannah Hays.

Welcome •

Issue 215 • November/December 2002 • The Power of Nature > Welcome

WHOLE MIND CATALOGUE •

Issue 215 • November/December 2002 • The Power of Nature > Reviews

Review of The Art of Looking Sideways

Welcome •

Issue 214 • September/October 2002 • Challenge at Johannesburg > Welcome

Welcome •

Issue 213 • July/August 2002 • Reverential Ecology > Welcome

WORLD OF SHAPES •

Issue 213 • July/August 2002 • Reverential Ecology > The Arts

The magical work of Ynez Johnston.

Welcome •

Issue 212 • May/June 2002 • Kamasutra: The Art of Love > Welcome

A TRYST WITH TIBET • &

Issue 212 • May/June 2002 • Kamasutra: The Art of Love > Photo Essay

A meeting with the Karmapa.

IN TUNE WITH NATURE •

Issue 212 • May/June 2002 • Kamasutra: The Art of Love > The Arts

Art is a way of life.

FALLACY OF FRAGMENTATION •

Issue 212 • May/June 2002 • Kamasutra: The Art of Love > Reviews

Review of Where Division Ends

Welcome •

Issue 211 • March/April 2002 • A sense of belonging > Welcome

A GANDHIAN FUTURE • &

Issue 211 • March/April 2002 • A sense of belonging > India Diary

The Mahatma's wisdom informs work in India today.

Welcome •

Issue 210 • January/February 2002 • In Adoration of Nature > Welcome

TO BE A PILGRIM • &

Issue 210 • January/February 2002 • In Adoration of Nature > India Diary

Welcome •

Issue 209 • November/December 2001 • Crafts for Christmas > Welcome

A CULTURE OF MAKING • &

Issue 209 • November/December 2001 • Crafts for Christmas > India Diary

Gujarat keeps faith with Gandhi and crafts.

AMERICA CHALLENGED •

Issue 209 • November/December 2001 • Crafts for Christmas > Comment

A nonviolent response to terrorism.

Welcome •

Issue 208 • September/October 2001 • Technology: dream or nightmare? > Welcome

SLOW DOWN •

Issue 208 • September/October 2001 • Technology: dream or nightmare? > Technology

"When the gods made time, they made plenty of it."

Welcome •

Issue 207 • July/August 2001 • Art Makes Life > Welcome

BREAD OF SORROW •

Issue 207 • July/August 2001 • Art Makes Life > Food

The act of breadmaking connects us to our ecological roots.

THE TEMPLES OF DELIGHT • &

Issue 207 • July/August 2001 • Art Makes Life > India Diary

The Jain temples at Mount Abu.

Welcome •

Issue 206 • May/June 2001 • The Earth is all the home we have > Welcome

A LAND OF CONTRASTS • &

Issue 206 • May/June 2001 • The Earth is all the home we have > India Diary

India both inspires and disillusions.

Welcome •

Issue 205 • March/April 2001 • Good food and better farming > Welcome

Welcome •

Issue 204 • January/February 2001 • The force of imagination > Welcome

Welcome •

Issue 203 • November/December 2000 • It is a gift to be simple > Welcome

DECLARATION OF DEPENDENCE •

Issue 203 • November/December 2000 • It is a gift to be simple > Feature Articles

We depend on the Earth.

Welcome •

Issue 202 • September/October 2000 • Homage to Gaia > Welcome

Welcome •

Issue 201 • July/August 2000 • Only Connect - Soil, Soul, Society > Welcome

Welcome •

Issue 200 • May/June 2000 • Culture of Compassion > Welcome

Welcome •

Issue 199 • March/April 2000 • You are, therefore I am > Welcome

Welcome •

Issue 198 • January/February 2000 • Nature Millennium > Welcome

Welcome •

Issue 197 • November/December 1999 • Transport > Welcome

Speed is not the solution.

SPIRITUAL TRINITY •

Issue 197 • November/December 1999 • Transport > Timeless Wisdom

We are all acorns. We are all capable of finding mighty oaks within ourselves.

CAPITALISM TO COMMUNITARIANISM •

Issue 197 • November/December 1999 • Transport > Reviews

Review of The Post-Corporate World; Life after Capitalism

Welcome •

Issue 196 • September/October 1999 • Myth of Progress > Welcome

Welcome •

Issue 195 • July/August 1999 • Earth Charter > Welcome

SPELL OF THE LAND • &

Issue 195 • July/August 1999 • Earth Charter > Australia

Diary of a journey to Brisbane, Sydney and Tasmania.

CRAFT OF LIVING •

Issue 194 • May/June 1999 • special crafts issue: A Tale of Tapestry > Feature Articles

Crafts enhance creativity, beauty and the imagination.

Welcome •

Issue 193 • March/April 1999 • Deterrence - Nature - Wild > Welcome

Welcome •

Issue 192 • January/February 1999 • The Language of Animals > Welcome

Welcome •

Issue 191 • November/December 1998 • Wildlands Philanthropy > Welcome

FOOD FOR PLEASURE AND HEALTH •

Issue 188 • May/June 1998 • The Gene Debate > Reviews

Review of The Mandeer Ayurvedic Cook Book, The Ayurvedic Cookbook and The Book of Bread

A PILGRIMAGE TO MOUNT KAILASH • &

Issue 187 • March/April 1998 • Pilgrimage to Tibet > Feature Articles

Three miles above sea level, Tibet is the roof of the world and sacred Mount Kailash is the ladder to Heaven.

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