This blog post was published on Counterpoint: Navigating Knowledge on October 27, 2021. I’m grateful to my friend and colleague, Dr. Whitney Bauman for the invitation to write! In this piece, I raise questions about what we can learn from our individual and collective grief, and suggest that enlarging our hearts to include grief for marginalized human communities and the earth might encourage steps toward healing and justice.
And–check out the main Counterpoint site for other blogs and resources! Here’s a description on their website: Counterpoint: Navigating Knowledge is a global, interdisciplinary research center and information hub. Founded by Whitney A. Bauman and Kocku von Stuckrad in 2018, and supported by an international Advisory Board, Counterpoint organizes events and publishes policy papers and reports, as well as a weekly blog and pieces of art and fiction. The ecological, economic, political, and social challenges of the twenty-first century call for innovative responses and concerted effort. That is why Counterpoint facilitates critical reflection, conversation, and creative solutions to planetary problems. The approach is integrative: to use our various areas of knowledge and expertise to work together to solve today’s problems.