David Korten’s presentation to the Just Sustainability: Hope for the Commons Conference at Seattle University on August 9, 2014, with introduction by Phillip Thompson, Director of the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability and Professor/Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering.
The Sacred Life and Living Earth story is a story in the making. It provides a potentially unifying story frame for all the initiatives described during this [Seattle University] conference, and much more. Fully developed, it has the potential to give our lives deep meaning, purpose, and direction. It is an elaborated version of the story I believe lives in the human heart and it has the authentic power to expose and displace the Sacred Money and Markets story as the framing story of human society.