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Joseph Rachlin 2015

Dr. Joseph W. Rachlin
Professor and Interim Associate Provost and Dean for Research Laboratory for Marine & Estuarine Research (LaMER)
Lehman College
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The Great Work

"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
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