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"Our present need is to know just how to move out of this alienation of the human into a more viable mode of presence to the natural world.

Here I propose that the religions are too pious, the corporations too plundering, the government too subservient to provide any adequate remedy. The universities, however, should have the insight and the freedom to provide the guidance needed by the human community.  The universities should also have the critical capacity to influence over the other professions and other activities of society. In a special manner the universities have the contact with the younger generation needed to reorient the human community toward a greater awareness that the human exists, survives, and becomes whole only within the single great community of the planet Earth."

Thomas Berry
The Great Work: Our Way Into the Future
Erik Kiviat


Erik Kiviat
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Hudsonia
Research Associate, Bard College
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Gustave "Gus" Speth

Professor of Law
Vermont Law School

Conveners of the Thomas Berry Forum for Ecological Dialogue
Iona College

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Iona College
News Release
Iona College Faculty to Receive the First Thomas Berry Great Work Award
Posted: October 24, 2012

The Ionian
"Faculty honored with first Berry Award"
by Chelsea Champion
Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2012