Month: April 2020

Healthcare not Warfare (GDAMS 2020 Statement)

The COVID-19 pandemic crisis has shown the world where humanity’s priorities should lie. This major attack on people’s security across the world shames and discredits global military expenditures and prove them an outrageous waste and loss of opportunities.

From Emergency to Emergence

David Korten argues that COVID-19 is an unprecedented opportunity to rethink how our beliefs, values, and institutions shape our relationships. We can create a world that works for everyone or face a future that no longer works for anyone.

It’s a Matter of Scale and Imagination: COVID, Nuclear Devastation, & Climate Catastrophe

The letter from Helen Young is a response to “Plowshares and Pandemics,” an earlier article in our Corona Connections series that highlighted Helen’s film, “The Nuns the Priests and the Bombs.” Helen illuminates the great difference in scale of the consequent damage and the long-term effects inherent in the existential threats of nuclear weapons in comparison to COVID-19.

Learning from Distinctions: Climate Change and COVID-19

The distinctions and similarities between the problematics of COVID-19 and climate change illuminated in this article by Úrsula Oswald Spring intimates a holistic, planetary and ecological worldview that might serve as the basis for learning for a renewed world rooted in human dignity and realized through social and environmental justice. 

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