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A Different Kind of Power

Without radical change, we are on course to a terrifying future of extreme weather events, mass refugee crises, serial species extinctions, and the likely loss of human civilization. Time To Stand Up: An Engaged Buddhist Manifesto for Our Earth encourages Buddhists to join with other faith groups and activists to reverse the causes of catastrophic climate change. We can’t bring about the changes needed on o ...

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A Buddhist Catholic Scholar Breaks Down the Pope’s Climate Encyclical, So You Don’t Have To

Jack Downey: Laudato Si represents an expansion of the formally “theological” subject matter, and Catholicism’s first environmental encyclical. This is not the first time a pope – let alone regional bishops – has remarked on the record about this topic, but the doctrinal gravity of the subject makes this text stand out. ...

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The Conversation is Changing

David Loy shares an encouraging shift that he observed at the mega-Buddhist-teachers gathering at Omega a few weeks ago: "My presentation argued that the paths of individual transformation and social transformation need each other, and my sense is that we are collectively beginning to understand it." ...

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Upcoming Events for BPFers!

Want to practice at this intersection of Buddhism and direct action? Join BPF Co-Directors Katie Loncke and Dawn Haney at one of these upcoming events - New York, DC, Oakland, New Orleans, and online! ...

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