Author Archives: Terry Patten

08/29 – World Crisis, Our Tipping Point, and a Radical Integral Ecology

August 2018 / Book Excerpt

Terry Patten

Terry Patten

(adapted from Chapters 1 and 5 of A New Republic of the Heart: An Ethos for Revolutionaries © 2018 available from North Atlantic Books)

There is overwhelming evidence that we are living at an enormous global tipping point—“the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point”(1). There are many signs—from actual weather and ecological events to volumes of shocking data—that point to the conclusion that our planet and biosphere, our life-support …

Notes from the Field

January 2010 / Notes from the Field

The Renaissance2: Great Shift Gathering And
A Political Op-Ed Piece Too Good Not to Publish (with apologies to Terry for not asking permission—Russ)
by Terry Patten

terry pattenOn October 22th to 26th, 2009 over 70 participants from 20 countries and 4 continents gathered for the Renaissance2 “Great Shift Gathering: Catalyzing the Second Renaissance” at Chateau La Tour Apollinaire in Perpignan, France.

Renaissance2’s intention is to catalyze a meshwork, a “network of cooperative networks”. At this inaugural meeting, …