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Quest for Harmony

We were delighted that HRH The Prince of Wales recorded a personal video address entitled 'Quest for Harmony' for the Resurgence 50th anniversary celebrations held in Oxford from 22 to 25 Sep 2016. The video was first shown during the opening ceremony of 'One Earth, One Humanity, One Future' - a four day event that brought together leading figures from the world’s green and social justice movements and 50 plus international speakers and performers to celebrate 50 years of the UK's longest standing green magazine Resurgence (Resurgence & Ecologist since 2012).

Current issue:

In the September/October issue of Resurgence & Ecologist, we take a look at how to build a more sustainable future, starting with the need to reform urban life. Herbert Girardet explores the concept of regenerative cities and challenges policy makers and urban planners to adapt a new approach to development.

In our Frontline section, we feature news from the energy industry - from the problems with nuclear waste to the triumph of renewables over coal. Oliver Tickell reports on the pernicious effects of modern pesticides and Miles King discovers a project to link the spiritual and wildlife value of churchyards.

Also in this issue Matthew Fox recounts the life of the radical priest Thomas Merton, who spoke for peace and Nature in turbulent times; Fritjof Capra pays tribute to one of the architects of modern holistic science, Werner Heisenberg; and Peter Abbs introduces new voices in our regular poetry page.

In addition to our regular features, Satish Kumar reflects on 43 years as Editor. Currently the longest-serving editor in British journalism, Satish has been responsible, first for the survival of Resurgence magazine in the 1970s, and then its slow but steady progress to what it is today: an internationally known publication, described by in the Guardian as 'the spiritual and artistic flagship of Britain's green movement'.

We hope you will enjoy the featured articles from this issue and take time to explore the website and find out about our 50th anniversary celebrations taking place later this year.

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Feature articles

We Are Sleepwalking Into Catastrophe Unless We Tackle Runaway Inequality

We Are Sleepwalking Into Catastrophe Unless We Tackle Runaway Inequality

Mark Goldring, Chief Executive of Oxfam GB reports on the impact of inequality on people and the environment. The current economic model is distorted to benefit a privileged minority, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
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Nature and Imagination

Nature and Imagination

Vanessa Sheehan considers the role of imagination in our relationship with the planet and discovers that “Human creativity is as great as any geological force this planet has ever displayed.” Channelling this creativity is our one hope.
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Food for Thought, Memories for Living

Food for Thought, Memories for Living

Our cultural connection with food is often grounded in childhood memories. Antara Mukherji shares recollections from her grandmother’s kitchen, and her appreciation of food, festivities, and a sense of abundance.
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Dancing Towards the Point of Bliss

Dancing Towards the Point of Bliss

Satish Kumar interviews classical Indian Dancer, designer and teacher Miti Desai and traces a journey from design to dance. Both disciplines requiring a sense of introspection and awareness, rooted in intelligence.
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Don’t Turn Your Nose Up at Fragrance

Don’t Turn Your Nose Up at Fragrance

Simon Constantine, perfumer at Lush, explores the world of modern perfumery - often a concoction of cheap synthetic chemicals - and aspires to a world where rich, colourful and dynamic fragrance is appreciated.
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Back To The Roots

Back To The Roots

Patrick Holden reviews Six Steps Back to the Land: Why We Need Small Mixed Farms and Million More Farmers, and discovers a welcome new guide for would-be farmers.
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More than a magazine

Resurgence 50 event

Resurgence 50 event

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Resurgence, The Resurgence Trust is holding a three-day event, entitled One Earth, One Humanity, One Future, from 22 - 25 September, at Worcester College, Oxford.
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Mina Braun Gallery

Mina Braun Gallery

Mina's work illustrates Patrick Holden's review in Issue 298 of Resurgence & Ecologist. Mina likes to capture moments of tranquillity by intertwining elements from Nature with objects or situations from everyday life.
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Resurgence Poetry Prize 2016

This year's Resurgence Poetry Prize - the world's first major ecopoetry award - is open for submissions. Three prizes will be awarded for original and previously unpublished ecopoems.
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Free sample copy

Free sample copy

Enjoy a free pdf issue of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine. Within the pages of this unique magazine you'll find thought-provoking articles on the latest environmental, ethical and social issues, plus opinion, ideas and stunning art.
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The Resurgence Story

The Resurgence Story

To mark 50 years at the forefront of environmental publishing, we've made a short video all about the magazine, now published as Resurgence & Ecologist, and the environmental charity behind it - The Resurgence Trust.
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Picture Credits

Picture Credits

Web banner image: Shepherd's Cottage, by Rebecca Vincent; Cover image: Illustration by Luc Schuiten; Sleepwalking Into Catastrophe, Photo © arindambanerjee / Shutterstock.com; Nature and Imagination, Illustration © TairA / Shutterstock.com; Food for Thought, Illustration by Antara Mukherji; Dancing Towards the Point of Bliss, Miti Desai, photo © Mitwa Abhay Vandana; Don't Turn Your Nose Up at Fragrance, Photographs by Charles Emerson; Back To The Roots, Illustration by Mina Braun

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