Over the next fifty years we will see a return of the ancient tradition of “universal history”; but this will be a new form of universal history that is global in its practice and scientific in its spirit and methods
— David Christian
The arch of the Cathedral itself takes on the shape
Of the uplifted throat of the wollf
Lamenting our present destiny
Beseeching humankind
To bring back the sun
To let the flowers bloom in the meadows
The rivers run through the hills
And let the Earth
And all the living creatures
Live their
Wild
Fierce
Serene
And Abundant life
— Thomas Berry - from Morningside Cathedral
Much of our troubles during these last two centuries has been caused by our limited, our microphase modes of thought. We centered ourselves on the individual, on personal aggrandizement, and on a competitive way of life, and on the nation or the community of nations as the guarantor to pursue these purposes. A sense of the planet Earth never entered into our minds
— Thomas Berry - The Dream of the Earth
Don’t Hesitate”
By Mary Oliver

If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy,
don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty
of lives and whole towns destroyed or about
to be. We are not wise, and not very often
kind. And much can never be redeemed.
Still, life has some possibility left. Perhaps this
is its way of fighting back, that sometimes
something happens better than all the riches
or power in the world. It could be anything,
but very likely you notice it in the instant
when love begins. Anyway, that’s often the
case. Anyway, whatever it is, don’t be afraid
of its plenty. Joy is not made to be a crumb.
— (Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver, New York, NY: Penguin Press, 2017, p. 61)
. . . We must now, in a sense, reinvent the human as a species within the community of life species
— Thomas Berry - The Dream of the Earth