The Harmony Debates
New book celebrates increasing weight of support for the Harmony philosophy and way of living in a post-Covid world
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Published: 22 October 2020
This Article was Written by: Katie Hill - My Green Pod
The Harmony Debates book, launched today (22 October) by publisher Sophia Centre Press, brings together 45 essays from 47 contributors from across academia, commerce, education and religion.
Each essay outlines the importance of the Harmony principles, highlighting theory and practical implications of a world where all things are interconnected.
It outlines arguments for this approach to the world, its increasing importance and why, in the era of Covid-19, adopting the principles of Harmony is vital and practical, delivering a positive blueprint for a better world.
‘Fundamental to all ecological and Green politics is the notion of the interconnectedness of all things – and all living systems.
‘We all live on one planet. And we share its resources, its water, land and air. Currents in the oceans and atmosphere travel the Earth, sometimes in a matter of days. As we have found out to our cost, climate change, nuclear leaks and virus pandemics do not respect national boundaries, social class, or ethnic divisions. To solve these problems we need solutions which recognise complexity, acknowledge the interconnectedness of all things, and respect social justice.’
Director of the Harmony Institute
Supporters of Harmony
Key contributors include established and well-known supporters of Harmony, including Patrick Holden, Helen Browning, John Eliot Gardener, Tony Juniper and Dame Ellen MacArthur. They explore Harmony in relation to food and farming, business and the economy, community renewal and music.
The book also brings a number of new and fresh voices to the debate, including young doctoral researchers such as Sneha Roy, M.A. Rashed and Ilaria Cristofaro, who explore Harmony in relation to conflict resolution, Islam and images of the sun in nature.
Understanding that all things are interconnected can help to limit the negative impact we have on the world, so we can build a more sustainable and inclusive way to live.