Soon we will be changing our name back to the Center for Ecozoic Studies. You will gradually see the name change appearing on our website and in our written material. Our URL will become https://ecozoicstudies.org/, but if you enter the present URL, https://ecozoicstudies.org/, you will be linked to the new site.
This article gives an overview of how we intend to operate as the Center for Ecozoic Studies.
CES will be a thought, imagination, and dialogue center for the transition to ecozoic societies . . . societies of life!
Publishing (print, online, and other media) will be the principal activity of CES.
- Our bi-monthly ezine will become The Ecozoic Review: Muse, News, and Reviews of an Ecological Age (successor to CES Musings: Chronicling the Transition from Economic-Industrial to Ecological-Cultural Societies)
- Our print journal will become The Ecozoic Journal: Reflections on Life in an Ecological Age (successor to The Ecozoic: Reflections on Life in an Ecological-Cultural Age)
- We will continue improving our website
- Other publishing activities of CES will include social media, online videos, and perhaps a press
In addition to publishing, our activities will include:
- Educational programs
- Conferences and other events
- Supporting and sharing ecozoic art (painting, poetry, stories, music, etc.)
- Research on Thomas Berry’s work and other subjects related to the Great Work
- Fostering communities of ecozoic practice
CES will work to advance ecology (the flourishing of life on Earth) and culture (full human development) as the organizing principles of societies, by
- Further developing the work of Thomas Berry with particular attention to his historical analysis, cultural critique, philosophical ideas, and guidance for social reform,
- Giving an ecozoic interpretation of the Anthropocene and the needed transition to an ecological civilization,
- Providing education on the transition from economic-industrial to ecological-cultural societies, including on process-relational philosophies and Earth’s diverse communities of life, and
- Fostering communities of practice for the realization of ecozoic societies.
Always at the base of our work will be the interpretation of Thomas Berry’s guidance for social change.