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Botho/Ubuntu Dialogue on Spirituality, Science and Humanity – and what does climate change have to do with it?

Day 1 of the Botho/Ubuntu Dialogue on Spirituality, Science and Humanity and already the connections between Ubuntu and climate change were emerging. Held at Botho University, Gaborone, from 17-19 August 2017, the event was not framed as a conversation on climate change. But the inter-connected nature of the climate crisis and the necessity for any … Continue reading Botho/Ubuntu Dialogue on Spirituality, Science and Humanity – and what does climate change have to do with it?

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Ibrahim Ceesay: we are going to stand up and fight for a place in the future

Ibrahim Ceesay is a Gambian social justice activist and Chairperson of the Board of the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change, a continent-wide youth platform with 45 country chapters and over 20,000 members. Ceesay, who is 31 years old, already has an impressive CV that includes a stint as a UNESCO Youth Focal Point in … Continue reading Ibrahim Ceesay: we are going to stand up and fight for a place in the future

Slowing down, and art as comfort and communication

It's been a busy time and my next Conversations on Climate post is overdue - but in the meantime, have a look at this conversation Sam Mowe has with the New Yorker'sĀ Elizabeth Kolbert and the Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard on emotional responses to environmental destruction and climate change. The conversation was published on the Garrison … Continue reading Slowing down, and art as comfort and communication