Oh Gaia! I’m a Taoist!

07/04/17 - 06h56

I am teaching a Chinese history class for local students, introducing them to Taoist literature — Tao Te Ching, Zhuangzi, Taiping jing — and I realized: I’m a Taoist at heart. In my twenties, I learned many of my fundamental beliefs from reading Lao Tsu.Now, decades later, I believe the Taoist teachings help me avoid feeling depressed about the state of the world. Taoists trust the... Leia mais

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“I’m here at the U.N. asking for an abolition of nuclear weapons,” said Toshiki Fujimori, a survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bombing, to diplomats from more than 120 countries gathered at the UN general assembly on 27 March.“Nobody in any country deserves seeing the same hell again.”Peace Doves fly on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima (2005)Nuclear weapon... Leia mais

Yesterday I woke up at 4.30am, entered the second-largest refinery in Europe, and climbed a 90-meter-high chimney to paint over a logo. Not an ordinary day at the office, even as an executive director of Greenpeace. But knowing about the insanity of Total’s plans to drill for oil at the mouth of the Amazon, I knew I needed to stand up, get out there and do something.Protest in Belgium against To... Leia mais

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