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Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth (trailer)

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Showing the deep connection between our present ecological crisis and our lack of awareness of the sacred nature of creation, this series of essays from spiritual and environmental leaders around the world shows how humanity can transform its relationship with the Earth. Combining the thoughts and beliefs from a diverse range of essayists, this collection highlights the current ecological crisis and articulates a much-needed spiritual response to it. Perspectives from Buddhism, Sufism, Christianity, and Native American beliefs as well as physics, deep psychology, and other environmental disciplines, make this a well-rounded contribution.

Contributors: Chief Oren Lyons, Thomas Berry, Thich Nhat Hanh, Chief Tamale Bwoya, John Stanley, David R. Loy, Joanna Macy, Sandra Ingerman, Fr. Richard Rohr, Wendell Berry, Mary Evelyn Tucker, Brian Swimme, Sister Miriam MacGillis, Satish Kumar, Vandana Shiva, Dr. Susan Murphy, Pir Zia Inayat-Kahn, Winona LaDuke, Bill Plotkin, Geneen Marie Haugen, Jules Cashford, and Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee.

With special thanks to: Sacred Land Film Project, David Suzuki Foundation, James Hoggan, Kirsten Brynelsen, Thich Phap Hai, Sister Thai Nghiem, Sister Dan Nghiem, Pachamama Alliance, Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development, CEM Productions, Adam Loften, Global Oneness Project, Elemental the Film.

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