This project grew out of some discussions among a group of writers, activists, film makers, and others, all of whom are deeply concerned about the state of the world, and the prognosis for the future.
The problems are obvious enough, but the movement toward useful solutions seems far, far below what is needed. Everywhere people are applying bandages to symptoms, or trying to, leaving untreated the systemic sources of the problems.
We decided to join forces, as a loose-knit network of collaborators, to explore what we could do to spark new initiatives and new thinking
looking at our problems from a systemic perspective, and seeking systemic solutions.
As our first initiative we oganized The Phoenix Gathering, in Vilcabamba, Ecuador, June 8-15, 2008. We brought together leading thinkers and visionaries to join us in this exploration, this search for new approaches to the crises that face humanity and the natural world. Information about the Gathering and its outcomes can be found via the panel to the right...
The event was filmed, and we are in the process of creating video segments to share. Watch this site, or join our DialogForum to stay in touch.