Nature's Laws and Human Ethics, by Rosemary Radford Ruether. A leading writer in the ecofeminist movement offers her version of basic ecological principles and their implications for the ordering of human society. Excerpted from Gaia and God: An Ecofeminist Theology of Earth Healing.
Worldviews, Ethics, and Environment, by G. Tyler Miller, Jr. A discussion of three human-centered levels of environmental awareness, contrasted to a Sustainable Earth, life centered view, in which we recognize ourselves as just one particular strand in a web of life.
Democratic Foundations for a World Ethic for Living Sustainably, by Steven Rockefeller. A discussion of the role of religion and democratic values in the development of a world ethic for sustainable development.
Your Nature, a poem by Suzanne Swanson.
Ecological Wisdom, by Richard Clugston. A discussion of the dimensions of the new ecological paradigm, in which nature is not a source of raw materials to be manipulated for human gain, but a source of wisdom to provide guidance for human suffering.
The Way of Silence, by Joan Halifax. A Buddhist teacher and cultural ecologist explores the purpose and meaning of silence.