Let us celebrate the natural world in the languages of literature, science, and silence. Let us tell new stories that invite a deeper kinship with the world. Let us face our grief at the harm we have done and the global results of our disregard. Then we can ask the important questions: What do we make of the wonder and the sorrow? What response is worthy of us as moral beings?


What's New?

Read Kathleen's new article about the rights of nature: Leaping Lizards! What Might It Mean to Recognize the Rights of Nature? It's online at www.humansandnature.org. "What does Earth ask of us? Restraint, respect, and maybe - after all these years - recognition of the rights of Nature. What would that mean? What moal sense does it make? How is it playing out in Ecuador, the first nation to grant constitutional rights to the Earth?"

If you'd like to hear Kathleen read "The Rules of Rivers," you can find the reading in the Denali National Park Writer-in-Residence anthology, http://www.nps.gov/dena/historyculture/writers-anthology.htm. It was during her residency at the East Fork Cabin that she wrote the metaphor about rocks in rivers that has become a beloved part of her climate talks. Here's a sample: "But we don't have to stop the river. Our work and the work of every person who loves this world - this one - is to make one small deflection in complacency, a small obstruction to profits, a blockage to business-as-usual, then another, and another, to change the energy of the flood. As it swirls around these snags and subversions, the current will . . . change its course forever."

Featured Books

MORAL GROUND: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril

Edited by Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson, Foreword by Desmond Tutu

Although climate destabilization is a scientific and technical issue, it is primarily a moral issue. MORAL GROUND gathers the testimony of one hundred of the world’s moral leaders, all calling us to honor our responsibilities to the future.

"Could there be a more pressing book topic than the fate of humanity?"
– Utne Reader

WILD COMFORT: The Solace of Nature

With stories about kayaking in a snowstorm, wading among salmon in the dark, and cooking breakfast in the desert, Moore offers readers a profound meditation on the healing power of nature.

"In its grounded wisdoms, humility, curiosity, and in the kaleidoscope beauty of its descriptions, Wild Comfort reminds how to see, how to sing; how to welcome, with equal gravity and grace, whatever asks entrance into our lives. It is destined to become a classic."
- Jane Hirshfield