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Eco Pax Mundi Agora:
Tending to a Wounded Earth
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'Philosophers have hitherto only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it'
-Karl Marx, "Eleven Thesis on Feuerbach," 1845 (published for the first time posthumously in 1888)
Mother Earth is multiply wounded from being trodden without any respect by a growing human population that is increasingly lured into the consumerist and materialistic western model. Mother Earth is so wounded that she threatens to kill us all with climate change.
Non-profitmaking Eco Pax Mundi Agora is a project, with worldwide ambition and intergenerational projection, that listens to Mother Earth's multiple cries. In affectionate response, Eco Pax Mundi Agora seeks to undo our unjustified and unethical path by regenerating her, and teaching us to love and nurture all her wonders again.
Some will brand Eco Pax Mundi Agora as an unrealistic pipe dream. To these suffices to say, in the form of some eye-opening food for thought, that the unrealistic pipe dream is assuming that we can go on abusing Mother Earth. The human species depends upon her bountiful womb. Moreover, it is utterly unfair that those with the tiniest carbon footprints (the dispossessed and fellow more-than-human species) suffer the largest brunt of ecological degradation. With climate change, furthermore, Mother Earth can wipe us all off her womb.
For the sake of our self-esteem in our condition of human embodiments inhabiting a planet, we must strive to heal the wounds we have perpetrated upon her. Added to this, our children and grandchildren need some seeds (as many as all the pipe dreamers of today manage to sow) upon which to grow a flourishing ecological civilisation of love solidarity and egoless service of tomorrow. Eco Pax Mundi Agora is steadfastly planting one such seed.
It must be further added that green politics has been largely subsumed to the sustainable development vision, which has also its more palatable version as sustainability. As Eco Pax Mundi Agora claims in 'Beyond Sustainability: For the Erection of Cultures of Egoless Service'
that the sustainable development/sustainability vision fails to provide a sufficiently ample vision to walk us out of the ecological debacle -sustainable development/sustainability is in mere continuity with the modern Weltanschauung that, willy-nilly, has led us to the Anthropocene. The Anthropocene is a geological age where the ecological footprint of industrial bases proves to be so profound that it is claimed that humankind, or to be more precise, the Western(ising) world -as opposed to the forces from the more-than-human world- is the protagonist when it comes to shaping the crust and biosphere of the Earth.
Eco Pax Mundi Agora conceives that the green predicament is most accurately characterised as a concatenation of ecocides -i.e. the deliberate or unaware assessment of more-than-human embodiments. On this showing of the ecodebacle, Eco Pax Mundi Agora sets as its remit that of aiming at a post-ecocidal panorama. Sustainable development/sustainability proposes to take into the future business as usual, with mere eco-efficient finishing touches, the Western(ising) way of life. In sharp contrast, with the post-ecocidal vision, Eco Pax Mundi Agora proposes an overhaul of the status quo.
You can respectively learn about the dystopia (the world today) and the attendant ecotopia that Eco Pax Mundi Agora intends to address and realise by visiting the different pages in this section. To be sure, the reader is on this page introduced to Eco Pax Mundi Agora's 'Mission Statement: Vision for the Third Millennium,' where this prominent quiver over business as usual is broadly outlined. The reader may also understand with a few concise words the way globalisation -the current neoliberal stage of capitalism- operates. However, as a ray of hope, the reader is introduced to an easy way of 'Making a Planet of Difference' by donating generously to charity, including to Eco Pax Mundi Agora. The 'Overview: the Life-Affirming & Earth Regenerative Way of Eco Pax Mundi Agora' of the organisation describes in some detail the services offered by Eco Pax Mundi Agora as well as its internal functioning.
On the page 'The Predicaments Embedded in Westernising Societies' Eco Pax Mundi Agora singles out several problematics to which the organisation somehow provides a solution with its presence. In 'The Footsteps of and Beyond Sister Organisations,' Eco Pax Mundi Agora describes in which way the organisation learns from them and somehow, at least in some respect, surpasses them. Finally, the 'EPMA Elevator Pitch' provides a highly succinct summary of the strengths of Eco Pax Mundi Agora.