Tim Weiskel

Transition-Studies & Cambridge Community Television


 Opening Climate Background Talk: "Dimensions of the Climate Crisis"
[Troublesome Headlines...(intruding reality) ]

  Short Background Articles to Read:.
Timothy C. Weiskel
1989 '"While Angels Weep..." Doing Theology on A Small Planet.' (The Harvard Divinity Bulletin, XIX, 3 (1989)
Timothy C. Weiskel
1990 "The Need for Miracles in the Age of Science," The Harvard Divinity Bulletin, XX, 2, (Summer 1990)
Timothy C. Weiskel
1992 "In Dust and Ashes: The Environmental Crisis in Religious Perspective,"The Harvard Divinity Bulletin, 21, 3 (Spring 1992), pp. 8-11, 19, 23.
Timothy C. Weiskel
1997 "Selling Pigeons in the Temple: The Danger of Market Metaphors in an Ecosystem," Occasional Papers Series, No. 8. (July 1997).
Timothy C. Weiskel
1998 "Doing Theology on a Small Planet: The Role of Religion in Addressing the Dilemma, 'Where Do We Go From Here?'" Christianity & Ecology Conference, Harvard Divinity School, Panel - "Public Policies for Sustainability" - 18 April 1998.
  Some Follow-Up Materials:
Timothy C. Weiskel
1983 "Rubbish and Racism: The Problem of Boundary in an Ecosystem," The Yale Review, (Winter, 1983), pp. 225-244.
Timothy C. Weiskel
1997 "Some Notes from Belshaz'zar's Feast," in The Greening of Faith: God, the Environment, and the Good Life Edited by John E. Carroll, Paul Brockelman and Mary Westfall (Hanover, London, University Press of New England, 1997), pp. 11-29.
Timothy C. Weiskel
1998 "Bad Samaritans on a Small Planet: Rethinking 'Neighbor' in an Ecosystem," Sermon, St. John's, Lafayette Square,Washington, D.C., 3 May 1998
Timothy C. Weiskel
2005 "From Sidekick to Sideshow—Celebrity, Entertainment, and the Politics of Distraction Why Americans Are "Sleepwalking Toward the End of the Earth," American Behavioral Scientist, Volume 49 Number 3, November 2005, pp. 393-409.
Timothy C. Weiskel
2012 Sustainability and Religion: New Directions in Research and Practice
Timothy C. Weiskel
2015 The UN, the UNA and Climate: Looking Ahead to Paris COP 21 in December
  Further Resources:
The Corporation
  THE CORPORATION explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time. Part film and part movement, The Corporation is transforming audiences and dazzling critics with its insightful and compelling analysis.
The End of Suburbia
  "The End of Suburbia," Veoh, (2006).
Christopher Hedges
  "Moral Imperative of Local Resistance: Hedges at VFP2010 Portland Maine," YouTube - martha04032, (11 September 2010).
Noam Chomsky:
  How Climate Change Became a 'Liberal Hoax'
William Sloane Coffin, Jr.
  A Passion for the Possible
William Sloane Coffin, Jr.
  "Once to Every Man and Nation..." A Tribute to the Lifelong Ministry of The Reverend William Sloane Coffin, Jr. Permanent Chaplain to the Yale Class of 1968
Timothy C. Weiskel
  A Tribute Letter to William Sloane Coffin, Jr.
  Some steps toward thinking and writing about environmental ethics....

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Green World Rising – 4 Part Series


Green World Rising is a series of short films on solutions to climate change. The series is narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, directed by Leila Conners, presented by Thom Hartmann and produced by Mathew Schmid, George DiCaprio, Earl Katz and Roee Sharon Peled. The four short films are:

1) Carbon
2) Last Hours
3) Green World Rising
4) Restoration

Each one, reach one | Each one, teach one:
   Each of the above short films can be viewed separately and can serve as a starting point for discussions in small or large groups.