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Finding kinship

Issue 339 - July/August 2023

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Finding Kinship

Issue 339 • July/August 2023 issue

Resurgence & Ecologist addresses the environmental, social and spiritual challenges and opportunities of our time. It serves as a beacon of hope, inspiring an ecosystem of people around the world to work for the wellbeing of the Earth and its inhabitants. This pioneering magazine explores Nature and ecology, social and environmental justice, ethical living, wellbeing, spirituality, ecological economics, activism and the arts. It amplifies the voices of change-makers and luminaries who act in service to a more harmonious and regenerative future for us all.

In the July/August issue of Resurgence & Ecologist we explore the idea of becoming better kin and all the ways we might do that, including taking better care and more notice of the millions of invisible carers – young and older. We highlight a new literary prize that celebrates writing as respite for carers, and Satish Kumar invites us to think about our kinship with the one thing we all share, in his meditation on taking care of the Land.

The Slow Read is by Chandran Nair, founder of the Global Institute For Tomorrow. Nair suggests that nobody is entitled to disturb Nature in order to experience a sense of ‘awe’, and that not only is it high time to leave Nature alone, but the time has also come for an active, managed retreat.

In our Ecologist pages Roman Goergen reports on a fascinating study by Canadian scientists who noticed a strong link between the distribution of different Indigenous languages and the distribution of genetically different grizzly bears, and in Connected Life we join self-proclaimed orchid outlaw Ben Jacob on one of his clandestine rescue forays.

In Wisdom and Wellbeing we meet exuberant ‘rebel gardener’ Alessandro Vitale to talk zero waste food production and indigenous urban gardening, and in Art & Culture Annie Warburton reviews Ai Weiwei’s current exhibition Making Sense at London’s Design Museum.

The ocean and us: Farah Obaidullah
Planting in a changing climate: Charlotte Sterland
The ‘awe’ industry: Chandran Nair
A different kind of therapy: Anita Roy
The rebel gardener: Susan Clark
Unravelling the history of people and planet: Nick Robins